Nature

The Catastrophe of Lago Poopó

25 Feb, 2016 | Kit Fretz

When Bolivia's second largest lake dries up, what is left behind?                      &nb...

The River Treasures of El Amazonas

25 Feb, 2016 | Nikolaus Cox

Bolivia teems with the unique. From its wealth of pre-Colombian ruins to its haunting geography, from boundless lakes to vast salt plains, the country offers a wealth of the astounding. And upon the Y...

The Age of the Animals

13 Jan, 2016 | Nikolaus Cox

Animals around Bolivia suffer daily in the black market. Bolivian Express visited one place that rehabilitates these orphans of the jungle.Author’s Note: Upon entering Sende Verde, a wildlife refuge i...

Light Flight

07 Dec, 2015 | Lila Andrea Monasterios Esteves

Have you ever seen a colony of butterflies travelling? Or more specifically, have you witnessed their journey through the trees covering the lowlands of eastern Bolivia, filling the lush green canopy...

READING THE SOUTHERN SKY

26 Aug, 2015 | Maxwell Popescu

Look into the mesmerising Andean sky on a winter night and it’s easy to understand the jealousy of northern stargazers. Down here, in the Southern Hemisphere, the glowing white band of the Milky Way i...

CLIMBING IN ARANJUEZ

26 Aug, 2015 | Celia Dyson

Adventures in scaling La Paz’s natural skyscrapersIt’s a beautiful day in Aranjuez, a valley framed by high-reaching mountains that slope down into a patchwork of winding roads and dusty settlements....

Climate Change Hits Bolivia

28 May, 2015 | Phoebe Roth

PHOTO: VILLE MIETTINENToday, climate change presents itself in many ways: photos of polar bears clinging to floating ice caps and cities being encroached upon by the desert are abundant on the web. Bu...

El Ojo del Inca

28 May, 2015 | Adriana Murillo

PHOTO: THELMA FANOLATwenty-five kilometers from the city of Potosí, in Tarapaya and across a rocky canyon that arrives at ‘the Devil’s Cave’ (according to locals, a place where the Devil resides) and...

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,...

JOURNALISTS GO JUNGLE

25 Nov, 2014 | Christy Callaway-Gale

Thirty journalists, armed with tripods, microphones and stage makeup, are sent into the jungle by the Ministry of Tourism to see what Bolivia’s Amazon has to offer. T-shirts, bare legs and high...

Energy and Natural Resources in Bolivia.

22 Oct, 2014 | Felipe Seoane

On hearing that this issue of the Bolivian Express focuses on “visions” of the future in Bolivia, many ideas passed through my mind – but it was natural resources that surfaced as the most defining fo...

Whiteout: The End of the Andean Glacier?

22 Oct, 2014 | Sara Shahriari

Glaciers aren't just important to penguins and polar bears. In fact, they contribute to the water you drink in parts of Bolivia today. Photo: Anders Backman, Redi Images Not far fr...

BIENVENIDO A RIBERALTA

19 Aug, 2014 | Shirin Vetry

A short story about a boy from La Paz going to the Amazon for the first time This is my country, he thought. Spend two hours on a plane and the outside world shifts from cement towers and alpaca swe...

Snowboarding Bolivia’s Glaciers

27 Mar, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

Making the Most of a Disappearing Water Source Loose rock and snow crumble beneath my feet as I struggle to keep up with David, my leader, who is gliding effortlessly up the mountain ahead of me. I’...

CRUISING EL LAGO

28 Feb, 2014 | Nia Haf

Lake Titicaca’s boat owners in and around the tourist town of Lake Titicaca. Despite being a landlocked nation there are plenty of opportunity to travel by boat in Bolivia. Bolivia is home to the hi...