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CUY (GUINEA PIG) – AN ANDEAN DELICACY

CUY – PET OR PROTEIN? Most people who come from Western countries in North America or Europe know of the Cuy as a “Guinea Pig” and have had or known someone who has had one as a pet. In South … Read More

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Chocho – The most beautiful Andean Super Food

Chocho is one name for the native Peruvian plant Tarwi. Also known as the Andean Lupin, this plant flowers into remarkably stunning blue and purple flowers, making the whole crop look like a sea of indigo fire. Its popularity comes … Read More

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Unique Uses of the Potato in the Cordillera Blanca

TOCOSH One of the unique uses of the potato in the Cordillera Blanca is Tocosh or “Togosh” in Quechua meaning “wrinkled”. It is an ancient Incan medicine made from fermented potatoes which produces penicillin-like properties, and was traditionally prescribed by … Read More

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What You Didn’t Know About the Potato

WHAT EXACTLY IS A POTATO? We all seem to be familiar with the potato, a starchy staple in most diets around the world today. But how much do you actually know about this famous tuber? The potato plant as a … Read More

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Birding in the Shadows of The Cordillera Blanca Giants

Birding Near Huaraz It’s hard to imagine anywhere more dramatic for bird watching than among the large glaciated peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, just outside of Huaraz. The area is rugged, and for birders visiting Peru the up-close views of … Read More

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Cordillera Blanca Glacier

Acclimatization Guide for Visiting the Huaraz Area

Elevations of the Cordillera Blanca & Huascaran National Park The Andes in Peru reach soaring heights. In Peru, the word breathtaking takes on a dual significance: describing both the stunning scenery as well as the shortness of breath many travelers … Read More

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Trail and Mountain Running in The Cordillera Blanca

Trail or Mountain running is taking a strong hold in the Cordillera Blanca (Huascaran National Park) just outside of Huaraz is becoming more and more popular. In the Southern Cordillera Blanca, the pristine Valleys (Quebradas) and farmlands lend themselves to … Read More

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Growing Quinoa in The Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Growing organic, heirloom, quinoa in the Cordillera Blanca mountains, just outside of Huaraz, Peru, using sustainable and indigenous techniques. … Read More

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How to Pack for Cordillera Blanca Day Hikes & Treks

Weather in the Cordillera Blanca The Lazy Dog Inn Mountain Lodge is located at the base of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, near Huaraz. We are on the border of Huascaran National Park, a Natural World Heritage Site, and the … Read More

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The Lazy Dog Inn Granola

THE LAZY DOG INN GRANOLA The heavenly smell of toasting almonds and coconut attracts all our guests to the kitchen at The Lazy Dog Inn. Our homemade granola uses many local ingredients which are mixed and toasted to provide optimal … Read More

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