Tourism

Boozing in Bolivia

15 May, 2016 | Anna Grace

Sampling Some of the Best Alcohol Bolivia Has to OfferPhoto: Anna GraceSouth America does alcohol well. Think Chilean Merlot or Argentinean Malbec and you are bound to find your mouth watering and you...

I Like My Coffee Hot!

15 May, 2016 | Anna Grace

The World of Boutique Bolivian Coffee ProductionPhoto: Anna GraceA black coffee arrives steaming to the café table I have commandeered as my personal desk this morning. It is a fine, bright Wednesday...

I am a Takana and the Jungle is my Home.

21 Apr, 2016 | Nikolaus Hochstein Cox

Photo: Nikolaus Hochstein CoxWhere science and spirituality meet under the Amazonian canopyParque Madidi, in northwestern Bolivia, and its surrounding Amazonian territories, is a vast collection...

The Unearthly Beauty of the Salar

28 Mar, 2016 | Flossie Wildblood

Photo: Flossie WildbloodThe Famed Landscape Is Matched in Intensity by the Neighboring NaturalWe arrive in Uyuni at 6am, with the hesitantly blue morning sky above us and the muddy road beneath us. Th...

Surreal Uyuni

28 Mar, 2016 | Kit Fretz

Photos: Kit FretzThe Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most surreal places on earth. And day in and day out, visitors capture photos of its reflections and use its space to create comical distor...

The River Treasures of El Amazonas

25 Feb, 2016 | Nikolaus Cox

Bolivia teems with the unique. From its wealth of pre-Colombian ruins to its haunting geography, from boundless lakes to vast salt plains, the country offers a wealth of the astounding. And upon the Y...

A Town without Time

13 Jan, 2016 | J.Q. Cooley

Samaipata’s Fondness for Perpetual RelaxationSamaipata is a town without time. It has a square with enormous sagging willow trees, held upright by jagged, erect palms. A sundial without any shadows. A...

The lost World

13 Jan, 2016 | Nikolaus Cox

A trip back in time through the footprints of TorotoroTo best illustrate the terrain of Torotoro, my guide finds a small paperback book and lays it flat upon the bench. Then with one swift move he cr...

In the Arms of the Moon Goddess

07 Dec, 2015 | Nikolaus Hochstein cox

The elderly Aymaran woman runs about the circle with almost supernatural vigour, touching each of our bowed heads with the wrapped sacrifice. She whispers a breathless incantation, and all I hear is o...

Up Before First Light

30 Nov, 2015 | Hazel Browne

Lake Titicaca’s Millennia-Old Fishing GroundsThe sun has just risen, the sky is covered with a thin layer of clouds and Demetrio Maite Ramos is motioning for me to join him in his small rowing boat fo...

CLIMBING IN ARANJUEZ

26 Aug, 2015 | Celia Dyson

Adventures in scaling La Paz’s natural skyscrapersIt’s a beautiful day in Aranjuez, a valley framed by high-reaching mountains that slope down into a patchwork of winding roads and dusty settlements....

Desolate and Dangerous Beauty

28 May, 2015 | Phoebe Roth

PHOTO: PHOEBE ROTHFrom the lights of El Alto city at night—a starry sky that, to a London-born city girl, looks like a theatre backdrop—to the sun rising above the clouds, the views climbing Huayna Po...

BIENVENIDO A RIBERALTA

19 Aug, 2014 | Shirin Vetry

A short story about a boy from La Paz going to the Amazon for the first time This is my country, he thought. Spend two hours on a plane and the outside world shifts from cement towers and alpaca swe...

Snowboarding Bolivia’s Glaciers

27 Mar, 2014 | Laura Van Antwerp

Making the Most of a Disappearing Water Source Loose rock and snow crumble beneath my feet as I struggle to keep up with David, my leader, who is gliding effortlessly up the mountain ahead of me. I’...

CRUISING EL LAGO

28 Feb, 2014 | Nia Haf

Lake Titicaca’s boat owners in and around the tourist town of Lake Titicaca. Despite being a landlocked nation there are plenty of opportunity to travel by boat in Bolivia. Bolivia is home to the hi...