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My Cusco experience with the little ones

Like everyone says, if you are visiting Machu Picchu, Cusco is not a town to pass through. It deserves a few days to explore. Based high in the Andes, its best to initially stay in Aguas Calientes to acclimatise to the higher altitude, especially with little ones in tow. Cusco is a beautiful city with […]


Mercado San Pedro

Cusco’s central market, the Mercado San Pedro, is the place to visit to get a glimpse of local city life. Much more than just a place where fresh produce is sold, it’s also one of the best food hubs of the city, offering breakfast, lunch and everything in-between. Here´s my suggested tour to get the […]


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. […]


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 […]


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