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6 Practical Tips For Visiting the Best Markets in Cusco

16 Feb
6 Practical Insights to the Best Markets in Cusco
Thursday February 16, 2017 - Posted by

6 Practical Tips for visiting the Best Markets in Cusco

A significant feature of Peruvian culture is its markets and those in Cusco are no exception. If you’ve never visited any of Cusco’s markets (or any in South America for that matter), then you won’t know quite what the assault on the senses they can be.

In places such as the famous San Pedro market in Cusco, expect rows upon rows of stalls and tiny shops filled with everything from fruit and vegetables to special potions for any possible ailment. Against this fury of sights and smells, there’s the constant backdrop of roaring sellers keen to shout you over so that you’ll buy their wars. Many markets also expand to a whole outside shopping center where you can buy various items, have breakfast or lunch, or shop for typical souvenirs. Here are 6 Practical Insights to the Best Markets in Cusco. (more…)

Safe travels in Peru: what to do when you get robbed in Cusco ?

10 Sep
Safe travels in Peru: what to do when you get robbed in Cusco
Wednesday September 10, 2014 - Posted by

Safe travels in Peru

and what to do when you get robbed

Travelling to Peru for many is a trip of a lifetime. Miles away from home you will find yourself immersed in Peruvian culture.  You will find people selling traditional Peruvian meals on the streets. There are so many things to see and do in Peru and so many things to discover. People offering handcraft articles, artesania, at the local markets of Pisac or Cusco. Others inviting you to visit their restaurants, or want to take you to their hotels. And all the beauty around you: the landscape, the scenery, and the Inca ruins full of history. A trip to Peru is a guaranteed success and you will travel back home full of amazing memories.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Peru

25 Oct
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Pan Caballo en Cusco
Friday October 25, 2013 - Posted by

Many people know the Dia de Los Muertos because it’s a very famous holiday in Mexico but actually it’s just as famous here in Peru. It’s also celebrated in Cusco, and known as el Dia de Los Disfuntos or deceased, which sounds a bit more “respectful.”. Read more about Dia de los  Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Peru.

This national holiday and important fiesta local, is the day following the Dia de Los Santos (All Saints Day) on November 1st. It is believed that on Dia de Los Disfuntos (November 2nd) souls of ancestors and loved ones visit the Earth. This day is also used for remembrance of the deceased. Long before the Spanish brought the Catholic religion to Peru, Peruvians had celebrations in remembrance of their ancestors. In South America deceased are first buried and only later are they cremated. On the Dia de Los Disfuntos Peruvian families bring their deceased loved one’s favorite food and drink to their tomb. (more…)