Parade Floats in Cusco

The Inti Raymi celebrations go on for a couple of weeks and include near daily parades. Yesterday was one of my favorites that I haven’t seen in 10 years and includes incredibly detailed floats on a variety of topics ranging from humorous to cultural to current events. Getting a spot to view the parade and …

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A Day Exploring Pisac

Pisac is not one of my favorite places because it is far too “touristy” for my tastes. It seems as if the town itself is dominated by foreigners looking for New Age solutions to age old problems. Still, the town itself and the impressive ruin complex that dominates the mountain above keeps drawing me back …

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Inca Trail in Cusco? Of Course!

Everyone who comes to Cusco knows about the famous “Inca Trail,” but few visitors know that there is an Inca Road that you can walk right out of the Plaza de Armas! Originally there were four main roads leading out of Cusco. One of those, the Camino del Inca al Antisuyo, still exists today and …

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Searching for the Intihuatana

Anyone who’s watched the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark and longed to be Indiana Jones searching for ancient relics and lost cities understands how I felt as I took those first steps down the the dirt road out of Aguas Calientes. Ahead was one of the most important Inca sites in the …

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