Culture

Mercadito Pop

17 May, 2014 | Leo Nelson Jones

Popping Up Soon—at an Unspecified Location Near you Mercadito POP was originally created in June 2012 as an underground and economically collaborative Pop-Up crafts fair in La Paz. The organizers sa...

WATIA

29 Apr, 2014 | Penelope Cartwright

The Fading Art of Cooking in the Earth Watia, the art of cooking food by burying it in hot earth, is an ancient Bolivian tradition. For Bolivians, cooking this way is to live the rituals and shar...

THE GREEN GHOST OF LA PAZ

29 Apr, 2014 | Neil Suchak

Ajenjo, the Bolivian Absinthe As you walk into Café Etno on Calle Jaen you might be forgiven for thinking that you were no longer in La Paz, but had been transported to a bar in a trendy district of...

CARNE DE LLAMA

29 Apr, 2014 | Alan Pierce

The corral of llamas gazed haughtily at me. Their jaws chewed side-to-side, a short row of buckteeth jutting out to form an overall aura of aloof heartiness. I had come to this remote llama farm in th...

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF STOMACH

29 Apr, 2014 | Chloe Barran

An exploration of Bolivia’s most unexpected delicacies Cabecitas The restaurant El Solar de las Cabecitas is an open room painted with warm red and orange. Decorative mirrors cover the back wall...

STONE SOUP

29 Apr, 2014 | Ollie Vargas

A Quechua soup originating from Potosí, kallapurca is thought to have been popularised around the 17th century. Characterised above all by the fact that the broth is boiled using heated pieces of volc...

BOLIVIAN SPIRIT

29 Apr, 2014 | Neil Suchak

When thinking about Bolivian alcohol, the most likely things to come to mind would be beers such as Paceña or Huari, Tarijan wines or singani. Besides these select few, the world of Bolivian spirits m...

CULINARY COME-ONS

29 Apr, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

Bolivia´s Most Popular Aphrodisiacs It is almost impossible to navigate the steep streets of La Paz without running into one of the many food carts that adorn its crumbly sidewalks, or squeezing...

HERBAL ESSENCES

29 Apr, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

THREE TRADIOTIONAL FLAVOURS IN BOLIVIAN CUISINE Bolivian cuisine is always an exciting affair, one that features an appetising cast of ingredients of both Spanish and native origin. Potatoes, rice,...

LOS COLORADOS DE BOLIVIA

27 Mar, 2014 | Neil Suchak

If you walk around Plaza Murillo in the centre of La Paz, you will probably be struck by two things: the number of pigeons that inhabit the plaza and the presence of army officers clad in scarlet unif...

THE CARNAVAL WATER WARS

27 Mar, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

THWACK! I knew the minute I felt it hit my backside. I has just experienced my first globo attack. I spun around to find myself face to face with a grinning boy, no older than ten years of age, c...

NO MORE HEROES

27 Mar, 2014 | Alison Walsh

Eduardo Abaroa: Man and Myth In the centre of the main square of the Sopocachi district of La Paz there sits a man. Perched on top of his plinth, he is a Bolivian hero, a symbol of national pride an...

THEY SEE ME ROLLIN´

08 Mar, 2014 | Wilmer Machaca

TORITOS A new form of transport has descended on El Alto. Toritos (‘little bulls’) or mototaxis, as they are otherwise known, have made it their aim to conquer the whole of this ever-expanding ci...

MORNING ON A MINIBUS

08 Mar, 2014 | Finn Jubak

La Paz is due for a huge change in how its citizens commute. Finn Jubak tags along on a venerable mode of transportation that might soon be a relic of bygone days. I stood in front of the Iglesia...

THE TELEFÉRICO

28 Feb, 2014 | Alison Walsh

From El Alto to Zona Sur La Paz: a unique city, scrambling its way up slopes so steep that only a madman, you would think, could possibly imagine building anything here. And its transport problem...