Lifestyle

A Call to Nature

29 Oct, 2019 | Nicole Marquez Aguirre

Photos: Nicole Marquez Aguirre The Bolivian Amazon’s Ambue Ari wildlife sanctuary My arrival at the Ambue Ari wildlife sanctuary, or ‘the park’ as the volunteers call it, began as a jou...

Bolivia’s Magnificent Amazonian Nature Reserve

29 Oct, 2019 | Lauren Minion

Passiflora Madidiana Especie Nueva - “The Madidi Passionflower is an endemic species (one that can only be found in this region)” Images: Courtesy of Alfredo F. Fuentes Claros from The National Herbar...

Fighting for Our Future

29 Oct, 2019 | Nina Py Brozovich

“An Environmental Crisis is a Government Policy, Chiquitanía in Flames is a National Desaster” Photos: Lauren Minion and Silvia Saccardi Students take to the streets to demand climate justice Fridays...

Less plastic, please!

29 Oct, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Photo: Renata Lazcano Silva Aiming to reduce single-use plastics The plastic bag is ubiquitous in Bolivia and around the world. On average, a plastic bag is used once for no more than 15 min...

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...