coca-01

Mama Coca: Myths and Songs

For the Andean people, life itself, from birth to death, is profoundly immersed in the sharing and the consumption of coca leaves. Mama Coca or Mother Coca is so highly regarded and sacred, that not only the living chew the leaves on a regular basis, but also the dead carry coca leaves in their mouths. […]

#1

The Colorful Wear of Rural Andean Communities

  Rural Andean communities have many things in common; a notorious one is the colorfulness of their traditional garments. The patterns on the garments and textiles normally vary from community to community, or region to region, and traditionally these are a representation of animals, natural elements, and deities. For example, the patterns weaved by Chinchero […]

1

Our Favorite Five Coffee Spots in Cusco City

Pilgrimage_DSC2798

Inti Raymi: Cusco’s biggest celebration of the year

niña_02

Tarwi: The Andean Crop That Embodies Sustainability

Adventure Travel Guides: The Heartbeat of Peru’s Salkantay Trek

The Rebirth of an Ancient Wisdom

adventuresmith-lis-lares-adventure-peru-review-10-01

The Top 10 Moments from My Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

the-inca-trail-thumbnail_2

The Inca Trail: A Brief Overview