Culture

Quechua in the City

15 May, 2016 | Amy Booth

Photo: Amy BoothThe switch is instant. I’m in a dry river bed with my tour guide, David. One moment, he is explaining in clear, relaxed Spanish how fossilized dinosaur footprints are formed. The next,...

I am a Takana and the Jungle is my Home.

21 Apr, 2016 | Nikolaus Hochstein Cox

Photo: Nikolaus Hochstein CoxWhere science and spirituality meet under the Amazonian canopyParque Madidi, in northwestern Bolivia, and its surrounding Amazonian territories, is a vast collection...

Healing Spaces

21 Apr, 2016 | Elsemieke de Boer

Local Produce Feeds the Urban ThrongsPhoto: Elsemieke de BoerOn the outskirts of El Alto, peace is found when entering Doña Berta’s carpa solar, or greenhouse, with an abundance of vegetables. It is h...

Hecho en Bolivia

21 Apr, 2016 | Anna Grace

Illustration: Nikolaus Hochstein CoxClaiming the right to call something your own.Whatever your style, whether it’s strolling to the local salteña kiosk, sitting in one of the many salteña-selling cha...

Atlantis in Bolivia

25 Feb, 2016 | Florence Wildblood

Searching for the lost city at Pampa AllaguasWhen people imagine the lost city of Atlantis, they don’t tend to picture an arid, shrubby landscape miles away from the ocean. They think instead of a sun...

The Ruins of Tiwanaku

25 Feb, 2016 | Hugh Ollard

The state of an ancient capitalTiwanaku is the birthplace of a dominant civilisation. It contains examples of agricultural technology and stonework that modern experts still struggle to understand. Ho...

The Auto Body Experience

25 Feb, 2016 | Oliwia Rogala

"My family will open a beer and pour it all over me. For my luck. For our luck."                    ...

History in Hats

13 Jan, 2016 | Nikolaus Cox

Six Key Points of Bolivian History told by Six Key HatsIllustations: Nikolaus CoxHistory can be told in many ways: through stories, photos, and even hats. A hat can speak fathoms about the head it cov...

Mennonites? In Bolivia? Mennonites! In Bolivia!

13 Jan, 2016 | J.Q. Cooley

A Reclusive Religious Sect that Avoids the Rest of this Country‘¡Mala gente, mala gente!’ a Bolivian peach vendor shouts at a tall, pug-faced, cocky man trying to buy things from her whilst speaking i...

The lost World

13 Jan, 2016 | Nikolaus Cox

A trip back in time through the footprints of TorotoroTo best illustrate the terrain of Torotoro, my guide finds a small paperback book and lays it flat upon the bench. Then with one swift move he cr...

In the Arms of the Moon Goddess

07 Dec, 2015 | Nikolaus Hochstein cox

The elderly Aymaran woman runs about the circle with almost supernatural vigour, touching each of our bowed heads with the wrapped sacrifice. She whispers a breathless incantation, and all I hear is o...

Up Before First Light

30 Nov, 2015 | Hazel Browne

Lake Titicaca’s Millennia-Old Fishing GroundsThe sun has just risen, the sky is covered with a thin layer of clouds and Demetrio Maite Ramos is motioning for me to join him in his small rowing boat fo...

The Flag of the People

28 Oct, 2015 | Rafael Bertoli-Mitchell

As I sat in the teléferico for the first time, slowly rolling up the valley to El Alto, a friend pointed out what we thought to be a multicoloured LGBTQ flag. Even the Bolivians that I spoke to were u...

The Design of Flavour

28 Oct, 2015 | Rafael Bertoli-Mitchell

Bolivia’s Artisanal Beer Scene is Brewing‘I want drinking beer to be an experience.’—Jaime Andres Sánchez, founder of Abbey Road pub‘You mess around with recipes and different ingredients, and you can...

Building the Houses of God

28 Oct, 2015 | Hazel Browne

It seems almost every corner of La Paz is home to a church. An interview with Gastón A. Gallardo, Dean of Architecture at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, opens my eyes to the history and design behin...