Tourism

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...

Tourism and Sustainable Development: Bolivia Looks to the Future

14 Mar, 2013 | Hayden Aldredge

Tourism in Bolivia has skyrocketed over the past ten years. Emerging trends are communitarian, eco-friendly and have a marked development agenda. Photo by Michael Dunn C. From the majesti...

Tall Tales of La Paz

10 Jan, 2013 | Caroline Risacher

How to Avoid Getting Mugged in the City 'Boteros, lanceros, monrreros, descuidistas, cuenteros, jaladores, pildoritas, secuestro express, cumbreros, carreros, cogoteros, documenteros....’ Thus be...

The Incan Milky way

30 Sep, 2012 | Laeticia Grevers

A Path to Another World On the border to Achumani , a neighbourhood in southeast La Paz, the star-filled sky is blocked out in places by the borders of the mountains that jump out from the earth,...

Nighttime on high

30 Sep, 2012 | Wan Joo Teo

Working Through the Day, So He Can Stargaze – and Make a Little Money – at Night! The question ‘What do you do?’ is fairly innocuous, but for 30-year-old Gabriel Flores, there is no simple answer...

Run, gringo, run!

05 May, 2012 | Helena Cavell

Altitude is a killer: The personal experience of an English girl living in La Paz I took my first steps through El Alto airport feeling like a brick was weighing down on my chest... I was...