The first native South American to learn and master the game of chess was the Inca Atahualpa — taught by his Spanish executioners.
Before your Cusco tour, here’s a quick quiz.
Who said this?
“Drunkenness, rage, and madness are similar, but the first two are voluntary and transformable, the third permanent.”
- A. Inca Pachacutec
- B. Groucho Marx
- C. Winston Churchill
For centuries, it was held up as the preeminent example of Inca polygonal stone masonry: the famous 12-angle stone.
It’s easy to drink, packs a wallop and is as Peruvian as Machu Picchu. It’s the Pisco Sour, and it was invented by a Lima saloon owner from Utah named Victor Morris.
The sisters, in their late 50s, perhaps early 60s, stand in line to enter Machu Picchu. Once inside the ruins, they make their emotionally charged claim that they’re the rightful owners of the iconic Inca citadel.