Cuzco, Peru during the latter half of June is one of the world's top travel destinations not just because of its bright, sunny weather and its astonishing ancients sites both in town (such as the Temple if the Sun) and nearby (Sachsayhuaman and of course Machu Picchu). This time of year is  especially compelling because now is the time to experience its most spectacular annual public events, culminating in Inti Raymi and Corpus Christi, which celebrate the Andes' dual Inca and colonial heritage. The former in particular is a spectacular (and somewhat theatrical) display of pageantry, beginning at Q'oricancha (the Temple of the Sun), proceeding to the nearby Plaza de las Armas, and culminating at the Sachsayhuaman ruins just outside the city. It includes the blood sacrifice of...  

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