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Why Inti Raymi is the Biggest Festival of Peru

22 Jun
¿Por qué Inti Raymi es el más grande Festival de Perú?
Monday June 22, 2015 - Posted by

Why Inti Raymi is the Biggest Festival of Peru

June is probably the most colorful month in the city of Cusco, full of events and activities. The most important day, June 24, is approaching quickly: it’s the day of Inti Raymi.

Inti Raymi  or the Festival of the Sun is a traditional Inca festival literally translated as sun festival. It is celebrated in villages all over the old Inca Empire in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. But of course the biggest festival is held in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire.

Inti Raymi was a religious ceremony which honored the sun god (Inti) at the time of the winter solstice. The ceremony was also said to tell tales of the mythical origin of the Incas. It lasted for nine days and was filled with colorful dances and processions, as well as animal sacrifices to give thanks to the Gods and to ensure a good harvest.

Ollantaytambo of the Beaten Track

12 Jun
Ollantaytambo y sus Caminos Transitados
Friday June 12, 2015 - Posted by

Ollantaytambo of the Beaten Track.
This past weekend my boyfriend, our puppy Wayra and I went to Ollantaytambo for the weekend. Ollantaytambo is a town in the Sacred Valley close to Cusco with beautiful ruins and where many people catch the train to the inca citadel Machu Picchu. It’s known as the living town of the Inca’s in Peru because it was literally built on Incan terracing and foundations. The Incan irrigation system still works and water runs through stone canals on the sides of streets. In short, Ollantaytambo is gorgeous. With ruins not only peering down from their perches high on surrounding mountain sides, but also forming the very basis of the town center, Ollantaytambo is indeed as close as you can get to a living Incan town.

Most visitors don’t have the time to stay long in Ollantaytambo. (more…)

Shopping in Cusco

09 Jun
Shopping in Cusco
Tuesday June 09, 2015 - Posted by

Shopping in Cusco Peru is fun. Do you want to find some alternatives to the tourist shops in Cusco? It’s not hard to find shopping spots in Cusco; it can even be hard to resist them. There are tourist shops on every corner and a colorful array of things to buy. But if you already have a case full of alpaca sweaters and textiles you need some good alternatives. Places where you could be the only tourist or traveler around. And where you can find more alternative gifts for your friends and family.

Mercado San Pedro
San Pedro is Cusco´s central market. It is not really off the beaten track so you will often find tourists walking around. However you shouldn’t miss it for the amazing range of things you can find there. They have some of the normal tourist stuff and also a big food and juice section (watch out what you eat though depending how long you have been traveling or in Peru it could give you some trouble) Also, watch out for the meet section if you are squeamish. (more…)