International Living Promotes Cusco for Retirees

A few days ago, Lonely Planet ran an opinion piece in which it describes Cusco as “ideal place for US retirees to live”. International Living, which is a magazine dedicated to retirees choosing to retire outside USA spoke to the TIME magazine, and recommended Peru and Cusco in particular as a destination of choice, citing affordable living, history, culture, and a peaceful lifestyle. Read more..

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Grab Your Forks and Knives to Dig In Some Andean Cuy

If you happen to travel to Andean Peru, you just can’t skip being offered Cuy. Cuy is a traditional dish of the region which is also known as Conejillo de indias i.e. guinea pig in English. Cuy is typically a rodent that began to be called as guinea pig after Spanish came into the region. Tasting a cuy can be daunting in the beginning especially for a weak hearted person owing to its looks. It is the taste that drives you to eat more. Read more..

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Remembering our Past: The Q’eswachaka Bridge Building Festival.

I was lucky enough to attend the first day of the annual Q’eswachaka Bridge building festival. The Q’eswachaka Bridge is located over 100 kms from Cusco and crosses the Apurimac Canyon. It is the last remaining hand woven Inca bridge in Peru, made entirely of long blades of grass and traditional materials. Read more..

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