Reviews

Beer to stay?

25 Mar, 2019 | Will Turner

Photo: Alex Melean What does the future hold for craft brewing in Bolivia? I'm drinking an Artesana Cobriza Red Ale in La Paz’s Cafe Vida near the Witches’ Market. It’s full-bodied but light...

If You Zamponnabe My Lover

25 Mar, 2019 | Will Turner

Photo: Renata Lazcano   You've got to learn to playIt's been described as ‘the communication between the human world and nature,’ as a vital expression of Andean culture and, more prosaicall...

Ladies of the Fight

27 Feb, 2019 | Ellie Gomes

Photo: Ellie GomesA Sunday afternoon in the wrestling ringAs we navigated the bustling Sunday market in El Alto around stalls selling everything from shoe laces to car parts, we were approached by two...

Who Are the Palliris?

20 Jan, 2019 | Sophie Blow

Photo: Ivan Rodriguez PetkovicShedding light on the work of women in the Bolivian mining industryA Bolivian mine can be a tough place to earn a living, especially for a woman. All miners suffer f...

Hip Hop in La Paz

20 Jan, 2019 | Sophie Blow

Photos: Sophie Blow & Adriana MurilloThe creative movement bringing Bolivian culture to an international stageLa Paz is a city renowned for its urban anarchistic creativity. From malabaristas...

Fashion Blogging in Bolivia

22 Nov, 2018 | Sasha Vasquez

Photo: José Rolando RuizIt’s not all champagne and cavorting with models, but it’s still great gig‘Blogger’ is a word so common nowadays that it’s hard to believe that less than five years ago mo...

Yola Mamani

29 Oct, 2018 | Marie de Lantivy

Photo: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicBreaking a common stereotype on the local radioYola Mamani was born and raised in a community called Santa María Grande, situated in the Omasuyos Province of the Departme...

The Andes’ Own Hard Rock Cafe

24 Sep, 2018 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photo: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicLa Paz is home to the brand’s highest franchise so far‘The museum for people who don’t like museums’ is how general manager Rafael Pérez describes the global Hard Rock Ca...

The Sky Says It All

24 Sep, 2018 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photo: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicLa Paz has a new name and it's hopeful for continued fameLa Paz has been branded and given an iconic title to broadcast its delights to the world. The result: ‘The City o...

El RIO

27 Aug, 2018 | Millo Clenshaw

Photo: Iván RodriguezA film on toxic masculinity in Bolivia’s farmlandsSet in the Beni, in the Northeastern lowlands of Bolivia, Juan Pablo Richter’s feature film, El Río, tackles rocky family relatio...

The Sound of the Jungle

27 Aug, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photo: Adriana L. MurilloHow saya afroboliviana preserves the traditions and culture of Africa in Las Yungas Hidden away in the tropical paradise of Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia, is the Af...

Into the Jungle

27 Aug, 2018 | Rafaela Alford

Photo: Wikimedia.orgGap year gone wrongMadidi National Park is one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet, hosting, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, 8,000 plant species, 1,000 bird...

The Lost Cities of Amazonia

27 Aug, 2018 | Robyn Kate Pollard

Photos: Carla James BetancourtNew technology proves that this region, once thought to be uninhabitable, was home to advanced civilisationsIt’s a well-worn tale: Lured by accounts of forgotten ancient...

Joaquín Sánchez

23 May, 2018 | Niahm Elain

Photo: Gabriel BarcelóThe artist bringing the country’s culture to the forefront of Bolivia’s art scene.Last month, the Mérida Romero gallery in La Paz’s Zona Sur neighbourhood was home to the work of...

¡Jallalla!

23 May, 2018 | Mathew Grace

Photos: Iván Rodriguez PetkovicAn artist’s new vision brings a novel spin to traditional Bolivian food and drink.Acclaimed Bolivian painter Roberto Mamani Mamani is known for his intensely colourful d...