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Calendar Icon January 23, 2020

Cusco: the plentiful land the Incas chose to build their empire

The reasons for the establishment of Cusco are complex; migrations of ancient people, the moderate Andean weather and resources found in the region.

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The economy of the Inca Empire: a well organized trading system

During the relatively short span of the Inca Empire, from 1438 to 1533, Inca society developed an impressive economic system, which allowed for extensive agricultural production, as well as for trade of goods […]

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Calendar Icon January 16, 2020

Machu Picchu to Ausangate: Latin America’s ultimate bucket trip

Why limit yourself to only visiting the main attraction, when there is much more to encounter in the Andes? Travel to Ausangate with Andean Lodges

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The Andean mountain cat: an endangered Andean species

What a pretty animal the Andean Mountain cat is! Also known simply as the Andean cat, Leopardus jacobita is a small wild feline that inhabits a few isolated high mountain regions of South […]

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Calendar Icon January 9, 2020

Andean Cuisine: Rocoto, the Amazing Andean Hot Pepper

Just the mention of its name, rocoto, makes Peruvian’s mouths water. At many restaurants, as the food arrives the usual question (endearingly) is, “tiene rocotito?”. It spices up dishes such as soups, meats, […]

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Meet the cuy: A tasty and sustainable Andean delicacy

Around the world, good food comes in exotic forms and from unexpected sources. In Andean cuisine, one of the more curious and different dishes served in Cusco is cuy, or guinea pig. However, […]

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Calendar Icon December 30, 2019

Maras: Visiting the Inca’s Salt Mines

Visitors to Cusco can visit numerous ancient sites that exhibit the remarkable abilities of ancient Andeans to adapt to their land, and to develop the rich Andean natural resources that the mountains provide. […]

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