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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Rutas Program to Help Agrarian Communities Develop Tourism Skills

Rural community programs can be an advantage to countries that are looking at improving their tourism. Peru, which is already a huge tourist destination in the U.K. and North America, has begun to attract the very same travelers to rural communities that are not very well known. Read more..

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