Tourism

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...

From the Shores of Titicaca to Sydney

28 Aug, 2016 | Melody chan

Photo: Melody ChanBolivians and an American Adventurer Team Up to Sail Across the Pacific Using Ancient TechnologyFloating on the shimmering surface of Lake Titicaca, an imposing boat made of yellow t...

Treading Carefully Across Bolivia

28 Aug, 2016 | Gabrielle Mcguinness

Photo: Gabrielle McguinnessAn Ethical Alternative for the Mindful TravellerThere is a certain guilt that comes with being that gringo wandering the streets of Bolivia, wrapped up in an alpaca sweater,...

A Close Knit Alpaca Company

28 Aug, 2016 | Maria Mayböck

Photo: Maria MayböckLooking Abroad to Preserve a TraditionAs soon as Simon Huanca sits down at a knitting machine, it is clear just how familiar he is with what has been his livelihood for decade...

Together in the Light

20 Jul, 2016 | David Kavanagh

The slopes, the canyon, the chiseled cityA Photo essay by David KavanaghIf it were to be painted, the artist would keep three words in mind as he worked: vertical, rugged and alien. Brush in hand, he’...

Becoming a World Wonder

20 Jul, 2016 | María Fernandez

Photo: Alexandra Meleán AnzoleagaThe Campaign that Turned La Paz into a wonderful CityWhen Raúl Pérez first heard of the New Seven Wonders Cities contest, he figured nominating his city was quite a lo...

It’s Not Always a Winning Game

22 Jun, 2016 | Anna Grace

Journeys of a Restless Traveller in South AmericaImage: Valeria WildeAn eventful journey, a nomadic paradise, a transient hell – travelling is many things. But one thing remains certain: the traveller...