(Left): At Chinchero not far from Cuzco, a Quechua girl stares at the visitor with curiosity.

Chinchero is better known as the "land of the rainbow", owing to the frequent appearance of rainbows during the rainy season. At the entrance of the village, religious ceremony is underway. Since the Spanish conquer, locals have blended Catholicism into their ceremonies. Here, they gather, serve wine homemade from maize, pray and eventually carry the large Christian cross to their ancestral burial ground, where they pray again for good weather and harvest in the coming year.