Going Out

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...

Charmed

15 Feb, 2013 | Hayden Aldredge

In his quest to find love in La Paz, Hayden Aldredge discovers how love charms, amulets, and the occasional spell are just a part of the normal search for passion in Bolivia. Photo by Alejandro L...

Blind Love

15 Feb, 2013 | Selene Pinto

"When the sun shines, he comes close to me and he can see the sparkle in my eyes', says Fernanda while embracing Franklin. They are both gradually losing their sight and are almost completely blind. H...

Drinking in La Paz

30 Sep, 2012 | Alice Ayling

Night after night, hoards of expectant partygoers line the streets of La Paz; queuing eagerly with their IDs in hand; standing outside the myriad bars, clubs and popular nightspots. As the Sun goes do...

White nights

30 Sep, 2012 | Rose Acton, Laetitia Grevers

The Distorted Reality of Cocaine Tourism In a bar, a woman discretely leaves for the toilet from time to time. When she is back she seems rejuvenated– fun, talkative and enthusiastic. We are now...

Lessons from the booth

30 Sep, 2012 | Ben Fagan

Tonight’s DJ is Marco Cuba http:// www.marcocuba.com http:// www.soundcloud.com/marcocuba http://www.beatport.com/artist/marco-cuba/122443 Walking into Traffic on the Avenida Arce at mid...

Too few to tango?

05 May, 2012 | Helena Cavell

When you think of tango, Bolivia is not the first country that immediately comes to mind. Instead, you think of Argentina, where the dance has evolved over the years into a source of national identity...

Living the death road. Part 3

07 Oct, 2011 | Ivan Rodriguez P.

At the end of the Death Road awaits….La Senda Verde After your white-knuckled ride down The World’s Most Dangerous Road you are welcomed into a slice of heaven, a place otherwise known as La Senda V...