Tourism

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...

La Paz Aims to Be a Super Host

24 Aug, 2017 | Michael Protheroe

Photo: Iván RodriguezThe changing face of tourism in La PazIn 2014, after a successful Internet campaign, La Paz was included on the New7Wonders Cities list. As a result of this, the municipal agency...

Seeking the Past in Modern Bolivia

24 Aug, 2017 | Nick Ferris

Photos: Nick FerrisA journey to Sorata, to experience life in colonial timesWalking around central La Paz, amidst the exhaust fumes and market stalls, it’s hard to know what things were like at the ti...

The Slopes of Bolivian Skiing

23 Aug, 2017 | Felix Medlock

Text: Editorial BoardPhotos: Carlos IbañezIs There a Future?Chacaltaya, an hour and a half north of La Paz, was the highest-altitude ski resort in the world until 2009, when it closed due to lack of s...

History Keeping Hope Alive

19 Jul, 2017 | Daniel Johnson

Photo: William Wroblewski With Permission From GAMLP, SMC-DECMCalle Jaén, with its colourful houses and its long history going back to the 18th century, often overshadows the small museums which...

Rock Climbing in Llallagua

19 Jul, 2017 | Daniel Johnson

Photo: Daniel JohnsonAn uncommon sport high up in the AltiplanoOn a chilly Sunday morning, we set off down a valley next to a spa near Llallagua, a town between Oruro and Potosí, to meet the climbers....

How to Bust the Traveller’s Blues

23 May, 2017 | Yolande Rowson

Photos: Nick SomersFour Simple Steps to Transform the Troubled TouristIt’s a depressing moment when you’re halfway across the world and you feel like a lugubrious llama. Your mind, once childlike in i...

La Paz, in Gold and Blue

23 May, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photos: Sophie HoganText: Aida Muratogluwhen they told us the sun would set earlier in May than it did in DecemberI felt a tinge of betrayalwinter in La Paz nothing like thesnow day-filled, salty-shoe...

AMATEUR FOSSIL HUNTING

28 Mar, 2017 | Marianthi Baklava

Photos: Nick Somers A disappearing glacier peels back to unveil an ocean of symbiosisChacaltaya Mountain (30km from La Paz) is the site of a 5404-metre-high, 18,000-year-old glacier of the same n...

The Sacred Cave Paintings at Cala Cala

17 Feb, 2017 | Marianthi Baklava

Photo: Marianthi BaklavaAncient rites imbedded onto a rock faceCala Cala, a small, nondescript pueblo 21 kilometres south- east of the city of Oruro, boasts an extremely rich archaeological inheritanc...

Identidad Madidi

29 Dec, 2016 | Eleanor Henderson

Photo: Eleanor Henderson Proving the park’s unmatched biodiversityThe journey from La Paz to the San José de Uchupiamonas community, in the heart of Madidi National Park, reinforces its ecological imp...

Through the Eyes of Outsiders

24 Oct, 2016 | Toby Clyde

The Travellers Passing Through Bolivia and What They SeeThere are always people passing through here. Travellers trickle down through the Peruvian mountains, backpack up from Argentina, or emerge from...

Lake Titicaca

24 Oct, 2016 | Jet De Kort

Photo: Alejandro Loayza GrisiA Changing LandscapeMaking my way down to Copacabana by bus, leaving behind the crowded streets of La Paz, I see the landscape changing. From an urban jungle of diesel-spe...

Climbing the rocks of Bolivia

24 Oct, 2016 | Jet De Kort

Photo: William Wroblewski Indoor climbing in the cityHidden in the Sopocachi neighbourhood of La Paz you will find La Cueva Boulder Gym. From the outside, the building looks like any ordinary home, bu...

To Heaven and Back

26 Sep, 2016 | Toby Clyde

Illustration : Oscar ZallesCholita Climbers break boundaries at the summitPerhaps the hardest part of climbing a mountain is coming down again. Standing at the 6,088m peak of Huayna Potosí you are met...