By David Knowlton, Walter Coraza Morveli, and Hebert Edgardo Huamani Jara
Above Cuzco, on the edge of the great Inca complex of Sacsayhuaman, with its massive, zigzagged wall, sits a different complex that draws Cuzqueños young and old. To an outsider , its adobe walls and tile roof might look old, but this follows modern trends that have spread through Peru like a hurricane from the coast.
Simply, and romantically called Laguna Azul, the “Blue Lagoon”, it shares a name with an old film of teenagers coming of age while stranded on an idyllic pacific atoll, but locals often call it the “piscigranja” or “fish-farm” because its man made pond roils with trout. Read the rest of this entry