Reviews

Perfidia

15 May, 2012 | Carina Tucker

A film by Rodrigo Bellot Released internationally in 2009, Rodrigo Bellot's latest film, Perfidia, had been eagerly awaited in Bolivia long before its first screening in the country in early Mar...

Monthly review: La Casona

28 Feb, 2012 | Robbie Macdonald

Av. Mariscal Santa Cruz, next to Walisuma La Paz, Bolivia The 'working lunch' menu seems to be much more of a common practice here in South America than the other continents. Some countries are sta...

Maphra On

01 Nov, 2011 | Robbie Macdonald

Calle Hermanos Manchego 2586, near corner of Av. Arce. Sopocachi and San Jorge, La Paz, Bolivia Jorge, La Paz, Bolivia If a group of 15 people enters a restaurant unannounced, the proprietors migh...

Crossfest, Santa Cruz

25 Aug, 2011 | Gabriel Kumontoy

All four of us are still dog tagged in our wrists – we’re all blue (VIP) members of Crossfest 2011 even though we had left Santa Cruz four days ago, and will still continue to be for months to come un...

Top ten street and market foods

18 Jul, 2011 | Camilla Swift

People say that eating out in Bolivia can be hazardous, especially on the streets, and this is one area where travellers should not over-economise; the satisfaction accrued from saving the odd dollar...

Top 10 reasons to watch ¿Quién mató a la llamita blanca?

18 Jul, 2011 | Rosalie Bonnefoi

There’s no doubt that cinema is a crucial way of immersing yourself into the culture of a country, especially to discover the mentality of its people, history, humour, and a whole way of thinking are...

Best night spots

18 Jul, 2011 | Camilla Swift and Helen Reid

THE MOST QUIRKY: La Costilla de Adán - Pasaje Aspiazu 743 Discreet and mysterious, La Costilla is a hidden gem. The owner opened the twostory place in what was his home, and has crammed it full of cur...

Blue Nightclub Review

27 Aug, 2010 | Olivia Alter

Now Blue really is the place to be on a Saturday night. Or any night for that matter. Whether you want to or not, you will end up at Blue on a night out. Blue is a bit like Marmite: you may find a...

Forum Nightclub Review

27 Aug, 2010 | Olivia Alter

Apparently, Forum is the place to be on a Saturday night in La Paz, but on two conditions: you look good enough (or often even white enough...), and you can make it through the hour or so of Latino-mu...

Cafe Arábica Review

27 Aug, 2010 | Emma Hall

Along the extensive 20 de Octubre strip of eateries comes Cafe Arábica (as long as you can manage to resist the temptation of Chocolate Caliente one door down). Entering the cafe, you could be anywher...

Café Beirut Review

27 Aug, 2010 | Tanja Roembke

The Middle Eastern restaurant Café Beirut has a nice Arabic flair, with one wall completely covered with pipes of varying sizes; it also boasts a lot of sitting space and a separate lounge area to smo...

Wagamama Review

26 Jul, 2010 | Edwina Popescu

Japanese restaurant Wagamama is tucked away behind notorious “Gringo bar” “Traffic”. Meaning “picky and demanding”, Wagamama has an extensive menu with the potential to satisfy even the most “wagamama...

Maphrao On Review

26 Jul, 2010 | Edwina Popescu and William Barns Graham

Peering in at the candle-lit interior of Asian restaurant Maphrao On, you cannot help but be drawn in by the wooden furnishings and Asian objets d’intérêt creating a romantic but homely atmosphere. As...