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Andean Philosophy

June 13th, 2018 127 views

Andean Philosophy

Whether it is your first or second time visiting Peru, you must have heard the quechua word Pachamama (mother earth) and probably the three pachas (worlds) in the Andean Cosmovision on your trips to...

Cusco Museums

May 29th, 2018 132 views

Cusco Museums

Cusco, one of the oldest cities in the Americas, was once the capital of the Inca Empire between 1400 and 1500. The Spanish reconstructed Cusco after destroying nearly all the Inca Empire and its...

Celebrating New Year’s in Peru!

April 9th, 2018 1,331 views

Celebrating New Year’s in Peru!

I was celebrating New Year’s in Peru and accompanying my friend Leo who was on a mission to be as festive as possible. He wanted fireworks. Since I had just gotten back from the...

Apulaya Blog

January 27th, 2016 74 views

The First Incas

According to legend, the ancient sun god instructed his two children, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, to emerge from Lake Titicaca, at which point he gave them a golden staff. The reason: to found...

Inti Raymi

June 26th, 2016 78 views

Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi is one of the most important cultural festivals in the city of Cusco. The entire month of June is filled with cultural events from Corpus Christi to Inti Raymi. This month is...

Apulaya Blog

September 14th, 2016 92 views

Intiwatana

Located in the hills of Machu Picchu, the historical remains of an Incan civilization, is the Intiwatana, or “hitching post of the sun.” This particular Intiwatana is the last of its kind, as the...

Apulaya Blog

October 8th, 2016 92 views

Qoricancha

The Qoricancha, located just a few blocks from the central Plaza de Armas, is one of Cusco’s most impressive sites to visit. While there are hundreds of remnants of the Inca civilization in the...

Apulaya Blog

June 21st, 2017 72 views

Winter Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice in Peru, which marks the beginning of winter and a day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest period of night all year.  Today also holds a...

Apulaya Blog

June 28th, 2017 76 views

Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuamán is the largest structure that the Incas built. Its construction began during the reign of Pachacuti, and it reflects the common theme in the Inca’s architecture which is the integration of natural scenery...

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