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The Qoyllur Rit’i festival is one of the oldest indigenous festivals on the planet.
Translated as the Star Snow Festival, Qoyllur Rit’i is a spiritual and religious event, held annually in June, in the Sinakara Valley in the Cusco Region of Peru. Every year, more than 10,000 participants attend the festival strengthening their ties to their ancestors, ancient traditions and cultural connections.
Attending the festival is not for the faint of heart. There are no roads or vehicles to transport you to the festival site. Along with thousands of other committed pilgrims, I …
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Inti Raymi, The Peruvian Festival Of The Sun
If you happen to be in Cusco and you happen upon Inti Raymi, The Peruvian Festival Of The Sun, it will in all probability be among the most defining and memorable moments of your journey through Peru. Inti Raymi is celebrated to some extent by indigenous communities in many parts of what was once the Inca Empire but it is around Cusco, the ancient Incan capital, where the tradition has best survived and indeed thrived.
This year I was priveleged to see Inti Raymi in …
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If you are planning on visiting the historical sites around the Cusco Region in Peru, one thing is for sure — if you let yourself, you can lost in the mystery. Qenqo tempts you with the undefined, seducing you through the mysterious formations and architecture that abound in the vast ruins of past civilization.s Some will tell you Qenqo was built by the Incas others will tell you they built upon a much earlier site. Either way, the natural formations, carved structures and caves will tempt your imagination.
Just 15 minutes outside of …
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Shamanism, ancient wisdom, and sacred plants
I was honored to sit down with documenatary filmmaker, Seti Gershberg and ask him about his latest project, life and inspiration. I met Seti here in Cusco, and have been following his project for several months. Seti has been living and studying with two of the indigenous groups of Peru for almost two years. His experiences have been preserved in his latest documentary film project called The Path of the Sun.
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One of the greatest of all educational museums in Boston is no other than the Boston Science Museum. It is also considered to be one of the leading cultural institutions in the city, as well.
Our group of friends, anxious to start exploring!
Miro loves science and so do I. My favorite way to be engaged in learning is through a hands on and play combination. Since we were in Boston for a few days, we arranged a meet up with our friends and their kids at the famous Boston Science Museum.
How to do visiting the …
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Another of Peru’s greatest anomalies:
The mysterious site of Sayhuite, is one of Peru’s greatest anomalies, baffling archeologists as to its origins and purpose. Located in the province of Abancay about four hours from Cusco by car, the site is one of the lesser visited tourist attractions. And this was a site I was really excited to see.
Early one morning, I climbed into a crowded collectivo ready to brave the windy mountain roads. The crowded van shifted with each turn, hugged the side of the mountains, traversed the narrow cliffs and passed above …