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- Private Tour Guide in : Cusco
- Other Guiding Areas: Puno, La Paz, Puerto Maldonado, Lima, Arequipa, Nazca, Machu Picchu
- Languages: English , German
I was born on August 10, 1982, in the town of Pomocanchi, Acomayo, south of Cusco. I am the son of Felicitas Valdez and Bernadino Maqque. When I was one year old, my family moved to an old colonial house in San Cristobal, a traditional neighbourhood in Cusco, where I formed lasting friendships.
The oldest of 4 children, I quickly gained maturity and responsibility. I helped my family in caring for my younger brother and sisters at home, and also my parents at work, and attended La Merced school, where I excelled academically and artistically.
I spent many school vacations in Pomocanchi with my grandparents, speaking Quechua and helping in the farm. At age 16, I got employed in a small guest house in Central Cusco. Here I met tourists for the first time and began to imagine a career in Tourism.
I pursued my dream at the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad del Cusco, graduating (Licenciado /BA) in Tourism, with continuing studies in English and German in private language schools.
Now a full-time guide, and delighted to share my knowledge of the rich natural and cultural history of Peru, as well as my intimate knowledge of its diverse traditional and modern cultures.