The Must-Follow Instagram Accounts

Cusco: Must-Follow Instagram Accounts

Nestled high in the Andes, Cusco is the beating heart of the Inca Empire, a city where ancient history meets modern charm. Its cobbled streets, vibrant markets, and proximity to Machu Picchu make it a must-visit destination. Let’s check the Gateway to the Inca Empire […]

Christmas in Cusco

Christmas in Cusco: Christmas Market, Foods and Drinks

Are you embarking on a journey to Peru or planning a trip during the Christmas holidays? Cusco stands out as an exceptional destination, particularly during the festive season. For those fortunate enough to spend Christmas in Cusco, the city unfolds a magical experience with its […]

Is it Cusco or Cuzco?

Is it Cusco or Cuzco?

When travelling in Peru and in Cusco, you might have noticed that sometimes people write ‘Cusco’ with an ‘s’ and other times with a ‘z’ (Cuzco). Where does this difference come from Well, let me tell you a little bit about the history and culture […]

Why Was Cusco Shaped Like a Puma

Why Was Cusco Shaped Like a Puma

It isn’t a surprise that Cusco is a city filled with ancient mysteries. All these mysteries give Cusco a charm that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Many questions may arise whenever you walk through the narrow streets of San Blas, sit on […]

Need to know for visiting Cusco

Need to know for visiting Cusco

Peru is well organized and probably one of South America’s most accessible countries for travel. Transport is well organized, you will find good hotels and restaurants everywhere and the people are very hospitable. There are few countries where you can find beaches, stunning deserts, jungles, […]

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 […]