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February 25, 2013 Ancient Textile Traditions of Chinchero

by guest blogger, Kezia Huseman Chinchero is a small village in Peru, located in the departamento (state) of Cusco but it is about 28 kilometers (17 miles) northwest of the city of Cusco.  The village gets quite a bit of … Continue reading

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July 13, 2011 Looking for Luck?

Black-Guinea-Pig-01 Ever wish you could change your luck?  The local Quechuans indigenous to the Huasao region of Cusco, Peru may have your cure.  All you need is a black guinea pig, beer and ribbon.  The first step is to get … Continue reading

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December 15, 2009 A Peruvian Christmas

Peru may seem a world away, but the Western traditions of Christmas will be highly recognizable. Even though Christmas actually occurs during the summer months in Peru, Santa Claus, known as Papa Noel, is still depicted as a jolly white-haired … Continue reading

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