Reviews

La Paz Welcomes the Masters of Wine

26 Apr, 2018 | Carlos Moreira Ascarrunz/Tourism Development Agency ‘La Paz Maravillosa’

Images: Tourism Development Agency ‘La Paz Maravillosa’Wine, food and tradition on high for the best sommeliers in the worldThere are only around 390 sommeliers in the world accredited by the prestigi...

Matilde Casazola

26 Apr, 2018 | Adriana Murillo

Photo: Adriana MurilloThe voice of Bolivia’s poetic songUpon opening the green gate of a house in the centre of Sucre, I was overcome by a sense of tranquillity when I saw the kind face of Matilde Cas...

The evolution of NamasTé

26 Apr, 2018 | Sophia Vahdati

Photo: Iván RodriguezHealthy living by day, electronic fiesta by nightPaul Jove’s soft, measured voice rises over trance-like music as he explains the origin of the psychedelic artwork adorning the ba...

The Universe of Plants

26 Apr, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Iván RodriguezSebastian Quiroga’s gourmet meat-free missionOn the corner of Calles Potosí and Colón in the bustling, chaotic centre of La Paz, tucked between two chicken restaurants, almost out...

Daniella García Moreno’s Elemental School

26 Apr, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe young entrepreneur is providing science and technology education to Bolivia’s new generationHow can you make a car go from point A to point B using only the power of the wind?...

Grabbing Bolivian Cinema by the balls

26 Apr, 2018 | Chauncey Crail

Photo: Iván RodriguezDenisse Arancibia Flores, Director and Star of Las Malcogidas‘In Bolivia, there is no film industry,’ says Denisse Arancibia Flores, director of the 2016 Bolivian musical-comedy f...

21 Maneras de no Suicidarse

26 Mar, 2018 | Gabriel Deasy

Illustration: Maz Cul A review of a satirical take on suicideAbsurdist, perverse, comical, creative, insightful:  21 Maneras de no Suicidarse, or 21 Ways Not to Commit Suicide, is both an humorou...

Leonel Fransezze, Media Maestro

26 Mar, 2018 | Caroline Risacher

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe impresario wants Bolivia’s creative community to come into its ownIf you live in La Paz, chances are you’ve walked past a picture of Leonel Fransezze on a billboard advertisin...

The Post Office Crisis

21 Sep, 2017 | Fabián Zapata

Photos: Fabián ZapataAs electronic communications become the norm, an old institution gathers dustOne of the most important buildings in the city of La Paz is the central post office: a daunting 20-st...

Ferroviaria Andina S.A

21 Sep, 2017 | Rodrigo Barrenechea

Photo: Iván Rodríguez As South American railways fall into disuse and disrepair, Bolivia looks to expand its network.Back in 2011, I decided I wanted to know my country, Bolivia, better. I begun my jo...

My Lovely Woollen Jumper

21 Sep, 2017 | Robert Noyes

Photo: Nick Somers‘¿Listo, Roberto? Donde estás? ¿Roberto, listo?’It is a Thursday morning. March 2013. Eighteen years young, I still think that history is over. I am sitting on the floor of an empty...

Mauricio López

24 Aug, 2017 | Nick Ferris

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe young face of a new Bolivian cuisine From the most succulent pork terrine and delectably crispy lamb mains, to a starter of alligator escabeche or pudding of milk whey sorbet,...

The Dos and Don’ts of El Alto Market

23 Aug, 2017 | Rossie Collier

Photos: Esteban TerrazasHere at Bolivian Express we’re giving you a ‘Dos and Don’ts’ guide of the best second-hand clothes on offer at El Alto market. Forget the alpaca jumpers and ‘gringo’ trousers a...

Choreographing Identity

19 Jul, 2017 | Lily Turner

Photo: Lily TurnerThe role of traditional dance in Bolivian educationWhen visiting the Unidad Educativa Piloto Adhemar Gehain in La Paz, I stand on the sidelines watching a Physical Education class ta...

ZERA: Lessons of Light

19 Jul, 2017 | Julie Gaynes

Photo: Alvaro ManzanoZERA: Lessons of LightThe state of public education in Bolivia is slowly improving despite slippery oversight and limited funding. Even massive reform from money-lending instituti...