Going Out

MAPPING CULTURAL SPACES

26 Aug, 2015 | Megan Sunderland

Making Bolivian Culture More AccessibleThe Centro Cultural Torino, located on the upper balcony of Hotel Torino on Socabaya Street, is a small salon with a series of vintage patterned armchairs. The b...

Flaviadas

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: ALEX AYALAStrolling down Avenida Ecuador early on a Saturday evening, you may very well be greeted by the sound of a Bach melody floating on the breeze. Following this symphony will lead you th...

Roberto and La Costilla

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: ELIZA WOODLa Costilla: a 5am refuge, a kaleidoscopic trip down the rabbit-hole, a time vortex where night magically morphs into day. Like Sopocachi's own Room of Requirement, this bar of wonder...

Familia Galán

28 May, 2015 | Emily Cashen

PHOTO: K-OS GALÁNWith the twirling skirts of the Kulluwada dancers, the booming backdrop of constant live music and the mile-long water fights along El Prado, Carnival in La Paz is always a vibrant af...

Singani: Bolivia's National Liquor

28 May, 2015 | Eliza Wood

It is clear, just by the number of different singani-based drinks—such as the chuflay and té con té—along with the plethora of bottles lining the shelves of any Bolivian supermarket, that singani is p...

Gay Bar

28 May, 2015 | Eliza Wood

PHOTO: ELIZA WOODEl cementerio de elefantes is a graveyard in Africa filled with the corpses and bones of elephants who go to die there when they know their life is about to end. ‘Elephant graveyards’...

Clown Bar

28 May, 2015 | Mila Araoz

The bar El Acuario is hidden deep amongst the busy, traffic-filled streets in the commercial district of Max Paredes. Behind three women selling chicharrón lie some steep steps leading down to the 'El...

LA PAZ EXTREME

24 Mar, 2015 | Louisa Mcrobb

From paragliding to bicycling the Death Road, the city has much to offer the thrill-seeking adventurer On a recent morning, I found myself at the top of a cliff strapped on to a reassuring tour guide,...

MEET ME AT THE MOTEL

25 Nov, 2014 | Sophia Vahdati

MOTELS IN LA PAZ OFFER UP A SPACE OF SEXUAL FREEDOM AND SECRECY FOR YOUNG PACEÑOS Photo: Valeria Wilde The door opens up into a hidden cave of treasures. I walk through a rounded tunnel; the c...

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...

ARCHEOLOGY OF A PALM HEART

29 Apr, 2014 | Andres Pereira Paz

Inside Gustu’s research lab Since its doors first opened in 2012, Gustu has quickly earned its place as one of the top restaurants in South America, and possibly even the world. Gustu has establish...

TO EL ALTO BY BIKE

28 Feb, 2014 | Alison Walsh

Why getting up the hills is only part of the challenge. La Paz is not a cyclist’s city. A child wobbling around the Plaza Avaroa, a group of lads on BMXs doing tricks, someone slowly plodding up...

Gustu: A New Flavour in Town

14 May, 2013 | Amaru Villanueva Rance

Photo: Nick Ballon Dinner is booked for two for Friday at 7 p.m. at the latest haute cuisine establishment in town. Come to think of it, it's not just the latest, but arguably the only restaurant...

Where is the Love?

15 Feb, 2013 | Hayden Aldredge

Hayden Aldredge's guide on where to date in La Paz Last week, I got a girl’s number. I waited three days (the requisite amount of time, at least where I’m from) before texting her, asking if s...

Virtual Love in the Altiplano

15 Feb, 2013 | Hayden Aldredge

It is 2013, and according to the New York Times over 80% of single Americans have tried online dating. Hayden Aldredge joined six websites, some more popular than others, to see if this craze has caug...