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Cusco during the Quarantine
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Thursday July 9, 2020
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On Sunday March 15th in the evening, as we were all preparing for the start of a new work week, we got the shocking national announcement from the president of Peru that we were entering a nationwide quarantine and state of emergency with the closure of all borders by land, air and sea. People in Cusco could not leave their homes, spend time outside; travel and we had to follow a strict and mandatory curfew....
The most popular, and by many accounts the most glorious, way to first observe the beautiful Inca Citadel Machu Picchu is to hike the Inca Trail, an amazing four-day trek of approximately 45 kilometers.

Along the famous route in the Cusco area, trekkers pass many Incan ruins and settlements located along the Inca Trail before ending at the Sun Gate on Machu Picchu Mountain. ...
Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Local Communities Come Together to Narrate Inca Myths
Villagers from local communities of Cusco participated in the “Encounter of Storytellers of Qhapaq Ñan” held at the Casa de la Cultura de San Bernardo last week.

The event featured 16 narrators recounting the myths, stories and legends that emerged from their communities and that are traditionally transmitted orally from parents to children ...
Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Archaeological Site of Muyu Orqo Undergoes Renovation
The archaeological site Muyu Orqo, located in Southern Cusco, recently received some renovations and preservation work this past week from the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.

With the support of locals in the area, specialists cleaned and cleared vegetation covering several structures and carried out other forms of maintenance on the “colcas”, or storage facilities used during Inca times. ...
A vast area of high cliffs measuring as high as 250 meters known as Tres Cañones in the southern region of Cusco was recently recognized as a Regional Conservation Area by the Ministry of the Environment in Peru.

The rocky peaks, which are the main attraction at the site, are located in the province of Espinar and were formed as the Apurímac, Callumani and Cerritambo rivers eroded over time. ...
Tuesday August 29, 2017
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International Book Fair Held in Cusco This Week
The International Book Fair Cusco 2017 will be held from August 25 to September 3, with the participation of approximately fifty writers and numerous activities to take part in, including concerts by the Cusco Symphony Orchestra, lectures, artistic performances for children, dialogues of philosophy and literature, and other similar activities.

The FIL Cusco 2017 is organized in honor of Narciso Aréstegui Zuzunaga ...
The winner of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship Braulio Quispe, a Peruvian national, will teach Quechua and Peruvian culture for 9 months to university students from the United States.

Mr. Quispe was awarded the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) grant from the Fulbright Peru Commission, according to the United States Embassy. ...






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