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April 29, 2017

Travelers, who love the adventure and enjoy the life by knowing new places and meeting in amazing people. I  will tell you a few places not very well know but extremely beautiful in South America, here a few:

The rainbow colors mountains – Vinincunca in Peru:  The Ausan...

April 22, 2017

Chicha morada is a drink between purple and black that looks like blood. It is made of boiled purple corn infused with pineapple, cinnamon and cloves - sometimes strawberries and lime as well - served fresh in street markets, fine restaurants and home kitchens througho...

April 14, 2017

The majority of South America countries are Catholics and they have many traditions which have a religious Andean background.

Generally you will have Good Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday and Sunday as holidays. And in each country has his own traditions, food and events...

April 6, 2017

Inca’s times did not last hundreds of years, actually were less than century. But it represents a sum up of 5000 years of history.

And one of their most important constructions remains still today, the Qhapac Ñam. In Quechua words, Qhapac would mean righteous and Ñam me...

April 4, 2017

One of my favourite’s questions during the trips is when the tourist ask for the Chakana when they buy souvenirs, it seems a particular simple object but behind his square-cross shape a whole world of ancestral meaning is hidden.

Let’s try to explain in easy words.


April 3, 2017

Remember that before the Spaniards arrival the majority of the people from the Andes have their own animals to eat.

For example in Peru, there were no cow, no lamb, no pork, no chicken, but they had fish, sea food in the Coast and on the highlands; they had ducks, camel...

March 30, 2017

Many people when they travel through the Andes listen to this word many times: Pachamama.

A word use in rituals, traditions, explanations, legends and even in a song!

But what does it means? What is it? Actually the question is Who is She?...

Pachamama means World Mother…...

March 29, 2017

Let’s have a toast with Chicha!


Believe or not this drink came from the Inca Empire and keep many fans around Peru during celebrations or rituals.

But what the chicha is?

According to Wikipedia is: a corn beer chicha prepared by germinating maize, extracting t...

March 28, 2017

Among the travelers to the highlands in Peru, the typical questions that Tour guides listen every time is:

What is the Coca Tea? It is a drug? It is good for the high sickness? It is legal?

Coca tea, also known as Mate de Coca in Spanish, has nothing to do with the typic...

March 28, 2017

The Soroche or high sickness

Most people are afraid of the symptoms of the high sickness or most well known as Soroche at the Andes.

It is always important to keep on mind that places as Cuzco, La Paz, Quito and others that are above 2,500 or 3,000 meters above the sea,...

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