Urban living

Less plastic, please!

29 Oct, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Photo: Renata Lazcano Silva Aiming to reduce single-use plastics The plastic bag is ubiquitous in Bolivia and around the world. On average, a plastic bag is used once for no more than 15 min...

Transit Clashes

25 Sep, 2019 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Amelia Swaby and Lola Newell La Paz’s venerable ground-transport system modernises, but at a cost Back in August, the inauguration of a new PumaKatari bus line connecting the souther...

La Casa de Les Ningunes

25 Sep, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

Illustrations: Alejandro Archondo Vidaurre Experiencing an alternative, communal way of life The  recent ecological crisis brings feelings of anguish and uncertainty, leaving us to wond...

Chualluma

31 Dec, 1969 | Jack Curson

Photos: Jack Curson Urban art illuminates La Paz neighbourhood When travelling on the red teleférico line towards El Alto, you cannot help but recognise the brightly coloured homes that make up the ne...

Portable Cholets

25 Sep, 2019 | Jack Curson

Photos: Jack Curson Freddy Mamani’s cholets are brought to life through cinematic art For two weeks in July of this year, the UK’s Architectural Association Visiting School programme ca...

La Paz’s 32nd Entrada Folklórica Universitaria

31 Dec, 1969 | Lola Newell

Photos: Lola Newell Students keep traditional Bolivian dance alive Every year thousands of university students from the Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA) take to the streets of La Paz t...

Bridging the Gap

31 Dec, 1969 | Caroline Risacher

Photos: Joshua Neaman Scenes from the teleférico As the longest cable-car mass-transit system in the world, the teleférico not only changed the way people of La Paz and El Also commute, but...

The Paceño Way

30 Jul, 2019 | Adriana L. Murillo A.

Photos: André Ocampo The city contains multitudesDances, markets, mountains, minibuses, steep streets, contrasts, chaos, zebras, llauchas, tucumanas del prado, la Pérez, cable car, marches,...

SOPOCACHI PHOTO STORY

30 Jul, 2019 | Juliette Hamelle and Nicole Welle

A Look Inside the Workshop

23 May, 2019 | Pablo Arteaga

Photo Story by Pablo Arteaga These four very different families are dedicated to the production of alpaca and llama knitted baby and children's clothing for the Bolivian company Nanay. They are p...

City Nature Challenge

23 May, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Photo: Omar Torrico, WCS Bolivia La Paz comes out top in the global wildlife-spotting competition The citizens of La Paz achieved a great feat between 26 April and 5 May. This year, 159 citi...

Living amongst mountains

24 Apr, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Illimani - Photo: Gonzalo Laserna  The gifts and challenges of the city in the sky‘Lindas montañas te vieron nacer, el Illimani tu cuna meció, y la kantuta su alma te dio, collita tenías que...

The Man in the Mirror

24 Apr, 2019 | Elin Donnelly

Photo: Nick Somers  The Rise of Male Beauty in BoliviaIn 2016, the Latin American male beauty market had an estimated worth of 10 billion USD, a figure that is expected to increase by a...

Women at the Wheels

22 Nov, 2018 | Marie de Lantivy

Photo: Marie de LantivyLa Paz’s minibus industry is male-dominated, but female drivers are making inroadsIf you live in La Paz, or are even just visiting, you will most likely take a minibus at s...

The Secret Lives of Bolivia’s Street Dogs

21 Jun, 2018 | Adrianna Michell

Photos: Adrianna MichellBasking in the sun, an unbothered boy. ‘Do you think this volcano could erupt anytime soon?’This desert dog is ready for a duel anytime. Pictured here without his cowboy hat.Lu...