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How it all began...

 

Foodies and lovers of the good life, we were living in Cusco and grew tired of visiting ‘recommended’ restaurants and hotels only to discover that they weren’t great and in some cases were downright awful!
So, being the kind folk that we are, we decided to put together this online travel guide to Cusco and the Sacred Valley and pack it full of all our favourite places.
Why? We love to share and we figured it would make it easier for everyone to have all the information in one easy to find location so that when you’re planning your trip to Cusco or are in Machu Picchu looking for a great coffee, a place to lay your head or the best place to buy souvenirs, all you have to do is come right here to this very site. Easy eh?
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Cooking Classes Cusco

‘A Bite of Cusco’ Peruvian Cooking Classes By The Treehouse Restaurant

The Treehouse Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Aguas Calientes and it’s always one of our first stops when we visit Machu Picchu. We tried out a great cooking class when we were there last, so we wereRead more

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Dine in Sacred Valley Style with Cicciolina Picnics

Dine in Sacred Valley Style with Cicciolina Picnics

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Cicciolina restaurant in Cusco. We love their laid back style and the consistent quality of their food, so when we heard they also offer picnics we couldn’t resist checking themRead more

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Cocoliso Designer Clothing Store in Cusco

Cocoliso Designer Clothing Store in Cusco

Tucked away in a patio off Calle Palacio, the Cocoliso clothing store is easy to walk past, but this little gem of a store is one that you won’t want to miss! Run by French-Peruvian Architect Elise who like aRead more

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Cocoliso Cafe Cusco

Cocoliso Cafe in Cusco

The Cocoliso Café is hidden away in a patio on Palacio Street and is a quirky, colourful place to stop for a juice or coffee while wandering around Cusco. Run by Cusco local Tomas, the idea is that ofRead more

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Macondo Cafe in Cusco

Macondo Cafe in Cusco

The Macondo Café is tucked away inside the Macondo store and is easy to miss as you puff your way up the steep hill to San Blas. However, this is a nice option for those looking for something aRead more

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Macondo Store in Cusco

Macondo Store in Cusco

Attention all lovers of modern design, don’t miss a visit to the Macondo store in San Blas! This colourful Aladdin’s cave run by the charming Carlos is packed to the gills with fabulous art and clothing from contemporary PeruvianRead more

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Celebrating Independence Day Fiestas Patrias 2014 in Cusco with ice-cream...

Celebrating Independence Day Fiestas Patrias 2014 in Cusco with ice-cream…

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Every year on July 28th, Peru commemorates the day it gained independence back in 1821. This is the biggest national holiday in Peru and is celebrated with processions, events, parties and fireworks in all the main cities with nearlyRead more

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Great Quinoa Recipe from Cuchara de Palo Restaurant in Pisac

Great Quinoa Recipe from Cuchara de Palo Restaurant in Pisac

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One of our big pleasures in the Cusco region is visiting local markets and restaurants and discovering fabulous new foods, ingredients and flavours. Peru is currently undergoing a gastronomic boom with a renewed interest in the incredibly diverse andRead more

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A Walk Through Peru's Artistic Past at the MAP Museum in Cusco

A Walk Through Peru’s Artistic Past at the MAP Museum in Cusco

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The MAP Museum or Museum of Pre-Colombian Art on Plaza Nazarenas in the heart of Cusco is one of our new favourites for a hit of Peruvian artistic culture. This purpose-built private museum houses ten rooms filled with overRead more

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