Lifestyle

Los Lustrabotas

25 Sep, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby The men behind the masks Los lustrabotas, or lustras, are a familiar sight around La Paz, offering all passers-by a shoeshine and polish, trainers and sandals included....

Veganism in La Paz

25 Sep, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby Bolivia goes back to its roots As the recent fires in the Amazon make clear, we need to drastically reduce our red-meat consumption to combat the climate crisis. Our foo...

Taking to the Pole in La Paz

25 Sep, 2019 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos: Rhiannon Matthias Empowerment and community When one thinks of female empowerment, perhaps pole dancing is the last thing that springs to mind. Pole dancing (the preferred term...

Bolivian drinks!

31 Dec, 1969 | BX Team

Photos: Courtesy of Casa Real Singani Singani, the national spirit Singani is a drink made from fermented and distilled white Muscat de Alexandria grapes. Despite initially being a spirit dr...

Bridging the Gap

31 Dec, 1969 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Joshua Neaman Scenes from the teleférico As the longest cable-car mass-transit system in the world, the teleférico not only changed the way people of La Paz and El Also commute, but...

The Paceño Way

30 Jul, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

Photos: André Ocampo The city contains multitudesDances, markets, mountains, minibuses, steep streets, contrasts, chaos, zebras, llauchas, tucumanas del prado, la Pérez, cable car, marches,...

SOPOCACHI PHOTO STORY

30 Jul, 2019 | Juliette Hamelle and Nicole Welle

Remembering Rosita Ríos

24 Jun, 2019 | Talulla Cragg

Photos: Talulla Cragg A museum on Calle Jaen celebrates the late actress As I enter the Museo Rosita Ríos on the bright and historic Calle Jaén, warmly greeted by her granddaughter and co-fo...

A Look Inside the Workshop

23 May, 2019 | Pablo Arteaga

Photo Story by Pablo Arteaga These four very different families are dedicated to the production of alpaca and llama knitted baby and children's clothing for the Bolivian company Nanay. They are p...

Bolivia builds the radio star

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner The thriving radio stations and their hosts in Bolivia’s indigenous communitiesA typical Monday morning at Radio Wilka Pacha:5am–6am: Local Aymara music, ‘definitely nothing...

Squashing the competition

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner The sport continues its rise in popularity as ambitious Bolivian athletes aspire to bring home the gold this summer at the Pan American Games I am out of breath just wat...

Recommendations BX-94

23 May, 2019 | BX TEAM

MIKO ART GALLERY Description: MIKO Art Gallery is an Independent Contemporary Art Movement that promotes artists at different stages of their career. Its activities go beyond art exhibitions and/...

The Empowerment of the Chola Paceña

24 Apr, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo. A.

Photos: Changtse Quintanilla  International modistas look to the Andes for inspirationWithout doubt, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of La Paz is the chola paceña. Char...

The Heartbeat of the city

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photo Essay by Alexis King  Concrete pitch in Alto Tacagua. Perched precariously on a hill well-above the city of La Paz, this pitch has breathtaking views. The chances of recovering a lost...

The Man in the Mirror

24 Apr, 2019 | Elin Donnelly

Photo: Nick Somers  The Rise of Male Beauty in BoliviaIn 2016, the Latin American male beauty market had an estimated worth of 10 billion USD, a figure that is expected to increase by a...