ARTICLES OF Caroline Risacher

The Death of the Post Office

23 May, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicIf you’ve tried to send postcards, letters or packages from Bolivia in the past couple of months, you may have encountered some difficulties – and this for a tragic...

A Mountain Creamery Comes of Age

20 Jan, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Courtesy of flor de lecheThe cheese is sublime – but that’s just one part of the storyFlor de Leche is known in La Paz for its high quality, locally produced cheeses and yoghurts. Back in 1998,...

Deconstructing Stuff

20 Jan, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Wikimedia CommonsAlmost everything you want to know explainedLlajuaAn important part of any Bolivian meal, this hot sauce is made out of tomato, locoto – a local and very strong red chill...

Bridging the Gap

31 Dec, 1969 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Joshua Neaman Scenes from the teleférico As the longest cable-car mass-transit system in the world, the teleférico not only changed the way people of La Paz and El Also commute, but...

Transit Clashes

25 Sep, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Amelia Swaby and Lola Newell La Paz’s venerable ground-transport system modernises, but at a cost Back in August, the inauguration of a new PumaKatari bus line connecting the souther...

A Brief History of Singani

25 Sep, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Images: Courtesy of Casa Real The traditional bolivian liqueur is increasingly recognized on the world stageSingani is a grape-based liqueur produced in a few selected Bolivian high valleys. It w...