Last week Peru’s government signed a partnership agreement with a French company to build a cable car system to reach the Chachapoya temple fortress of Kuelap in Peru’s northeast Amazon cloud forest.
Along the southern plateau of the Sacred Valley, past the Four Lakes district, lies the Inca temple fortress of Waqrapukara.
Contained in the official Machu Picchu Master Plan is an intriguing theory by Peruvian archaeologist Luis G. Lumbreras. He posits that the iconic Inca citadel is in fact Patallaqta, a “Royal Mausoleum” built — much like the Egyptian pyramids were for the ancient pharaohs — to venerate the Ninth Inca Pachacutec after his death.
National Geographic magazine is listing Lake Titicaca among a dozen “Great Winter Escapes” for travelers from northern hemisphere, weary and frost-bitten from chillier-than-normal conditions.
The Moche people of Northern Peru held freshwater crayfish or camarones to be sacred, and they appear in artwork found in Sipan and at sites around Trujillo. Seafood soups featuring camarones are popular throughout coastal Peru, with the picanterias of Arequipa specializing in mountainous collections of the crayfish in this opaque, spicy broth.