Exploring Peru's Beloved Grape Brandy

Pisco-licious: Exploring Peru’s Beloved Grape Brandy

While traveling in Peru and especially in the city of Cusco, you must have been offered a “pisco” or a (free) “pisco sour.” Do you know what pisco is and where it’s from? Pisco – aka Peru’s National drink – is a brandy made from […]

The Ultimate Guide on Semana Santa in Cusco

The Ultimate Guide on Semana Santa in Cusco

What is Semana Santa? The Holy Week, or Semana Santa in Peru, lasts from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday and occurs in March or April. During this week, many spiritual festivities take place, celebrating the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Travelers in Cusco […]

The Wild World of Peruvian Potato Varieties

Peelin’ Good: The Wild World of Peruvian Potato Varieties

Potatoes are native to Peru and were cultivated around 7000 years ago. The potato is a staple crop in Peruvian cuisine and culture. Its history in the region stretches back thousands of years. Before the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century, potatoes were […]

The best Peruvian desserts in Cuscos cafes

The best Peruvian desserts in Cusco’s cafes

Peru has a rich culinary tradition with a very diverse range of flavors and ingredients. From savory dishes like ceviche and lomo saltado to sweet treats like alfajores and suspiro limeño, or arroz con leche. Peru has a fine selection of amazing Peruvian desserts, and […]

Ollantaytambo one of the world’s top destinations

Ollantaytambo: one of the world’s top destinations

Ollantaytambo is a small and picturesque town located in the Sacred Valley of Peru – about 60 kilometers northwest of Cusco. Ollantaytambo has a rich history, and it is an important site if you want to explore the Inca ruins and learn about the fascinating […]

Meet El Ekeko the Charming Deity Bringing Blessings

Meet El Ekeko: The Charming Deity Bringing Blessings

When you have visited the market in Cusco or a souvenir shop, you must have spotted him: Ekeko. Ekeko is a small, doll-like figure that is typically made of ceramic or other materials – mostly a man with a mustache-, dressed in colorful typical Andean […]