Going Out

Souvenirs and Shadow Economies

29 Oct, 2018 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photo:  Honor ScottThe high price of informality for Bolivia’s artisans and textile cultureBolivia has been ranked 152 out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s “Doing Business 2018” world busines...

The Conscious-Food Festival

29 Oct, 2018 | Marie de Lantivy

Photos: Marie de Lantivy and Honor ScottHealthy eating and sustainability find a champion in La PazOn 6 October, the fifth annual Festival de Comida Consciente took place in La Paz’s Plaza Villar...

The Lost Cities of Amazonia

27 Aug, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photos: Carla James BetancourtNew technology proves that this region, once thought to be uninhabitable, was home to advanced civilisationsIt’s a well-worn tale: Lured by accounts of forgotten ancient...

The Wild Chinese Garlic Chase

23 Jul, 2018 | Stephanie Long

Photo: Stephanie LongWe look for the foreign plant, but find so much moreOur quest for Chinese garlic, which is reportedly infiltrating and damaging the Bolivian domestic garlic market, began with a m...

The Eat Out La Paz Food Fest Brings Music, Mood and Munchies to the City

21 Jun, 2018 | Adrianna Michell

Photos: Iván RodriguezThe Seasonal Festival Is Reinvigorating the Food SceneOn a sunny afternoon in the south of La Paz, visitors gather in Parque Bartolina Sisa in the Aranjuez neighbourhood. They’ve...

Wayra Japón Andes

21 Jun, 2018 | Ollie Goldblatt

Photos: Iván RodriguezTraditional Japanese and Bolivian Music Fused TogetherIn 1899, Bolivia’s first Japanese immigrants made their home here. Next year, 120 years later, this historical moment is bei...

Coffee in the Veins

26 Apr, 2018 | Sophia Vahdati

Photo: Iván RodriguezTalking coffee with Mauricio Diez de Medina, the owner of Roaster coffee shopOver the past decade, the Bolivian coffee industry has transformed thanks to a dedicated group of infl...

La Paz Welcomes the Masters of Wine

26 Apr, 2018 | Carlos Moreira Ascarrunz/Tourism Development Agency ‘La Paz Maravillosa’

Images: Tourism Development Agency ‘La Paz Maravillosa’Wine, food and tradition on high for the best sommeliers in the worldThere are only around 390 sommeliers in the world accredited by the prestigi...

Parkour in La Paz

26 Mar, 2018 | Sophia Vahdati

Photo: Iván Rodriguez Petkovic The drive and philosophy of the city’s fearless tracersPrepare, run, jump, soar, reach, kick, grab knees and…’Ahhh!’: I smash face-first into the crashmat, emitting an e...

Café Espacio Cultural Sangre y Madera

23 Feb, 2018 | Georgina Bolam

Photos: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicBrewing coffee and culture in Sopocachi’s cornerSopocachi: an extraordinary enchanted, bustling neighbourhood, with avenues and pathways that weave between the main road...

Haute Cuisine in a Fashionable Boîte

22 Dec, 2017 | Daisy Lucker

Photo: Alexandra MeleánPopular puts a modern spin on traditional Bolivian food.On 17 November, in a sun-trapped square in which cocktails flowed and canapés were distributed around the room, a new res...

The Best of La Paz

22 Dec, 2017 | Fruzsina Gál

Photos:  Fruzsina GálOur guide to the must-try specialties of the cityIn La Paz, culinary wonders are never far off. Whether it is questionable street vendors offering a taste of tradition o...

Feelings for the Night

22 Dec, 2017 | Charles Bladon

Photo: Esteban Terrazas SaraviaLa Paz. The sun dissipates and, with it, my urban trepidation. The night encroaches, accompanied by wonder and titillation. The night promises so much, the impossible se...

History Keeping Hope Alive

19 Jul, 2017 | Daniel Johnson

Photo: William Wroblewski With Permission From GAMLP, SMC-DECMCalle Jaén, with its colourful houses and its long history going back to the 18th century, often overshadows the small museums which...

Rock Climbing in Llallagua

19 Jul, 2017 | Daniel Johnson

Photo: Daniel JohnsonAn uncommon sport high up in the AltiplanoOn a chilly Sunday morning, we set off down a valley next to a spa near Llallagua, a town between Oruro and Potosí, to meet the climbers....