Urban living

Atix Hotel

22 Dec, 2017 | Daisy Lucker

Photo: Iván RodriguezA new take on Bolivian hospitalityAs we stand on the rooftop of the newly built, five-star Atix hotel, owner and co-founder Carlos Rodríguez poses for a picture as the sun shines...

Profile of a City Zebra

22 Dec, 2017 | Daisy Lucker

Photos:Daisy Lucker/Adriana MurilloA helping hand on every street corner of La PazName: Rocio Grisel Melendres CondoriAge: 29 Gender: Female Occupation: Bringing a ‘pedagogía del amor’ to the city of...

Art Deco in an Ancient City

29 Oct, 2017 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photo: Charles BladonIn a corner of the world where colonial architecture is more than common, La Paz’s funky fusion of Art Deco architecture and Tiwanaku design make it a destination like no other.Ge...

A Street in La Paz

29 Oct, 2017 | Caroline Risacher

Illustration: Oscar ZallesWatch out for the slippery streets. Watch out also for the meandering dogs who might bite you and the daydreaming tourists who will get in your way. The cobbled web of electr...

A House of the People?

29 Oct, 2017 | Matthew Grace

Photos: Matthew Grace - Iván RodriguezA Blight to Some, an Inclusive Building Project to OthersCan a casa del pueblo be a ‘house of the people’ if the people revile it? That’s the question facing...

Soaring Above the City

29 Oct, 2017 | Matthew Grace

Photos: Iván Rodriguez - Matthew GraceOrgullo Paceño for the Ultramodern Cable-Car Mass-Transit SystemOn September 29, the newest line of La Paz’s state-of-the-art cable-car system – el teleféric...

The Growing Pains of a Modernising City

29 Oct, 2017 | Charles Bladon

Photos: Adriana MurilloPreserving the Buildings of an Aging La PazTucked away around the corner of Plaza Murillo, a mere stone’s throw away from the Legislative Assembly, a structure that bears famili...

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...

Photo-essay: Mechanical Works

19 Jul, 2017 | Fabián Zapata

Photos: Fabián ZapataTranslation: Michael ProtheroeServicing your car in La PazIn almost every corner of the city, there are built-in makeshift mechanical workshops that meet the demand of ramshackle...

A Master Of His Craft

25 Jun, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photos: Nick somers and Sophie HoganHumo Mixologist Josué Grajeda Lino has his artform down to a teeWhen I tell Josué Grajeda Lino, the bartender at Humo's bar - The Whiskería - that I'm just not sure...

Esencia de Lleca

25 Jun, 2017 | Yolande Rowson

Photos: Nick SomersEssence of the StreetIt’s a Thursday afternoon on the Prado. A group of young men with microphones linked up to a portable speaker are in full swing, rapping about everything from d...

LA BARBERÍA LA PAZ

16 Apr, 2017 | Federico de Blasi

Redefining the haircut experience in BoliviaBeard trimming is not just a trend, it is an art. However, both beards and haircuts do follow the fashion of the times, which, as we know, come and go with...

MISTURA

28 Mar, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photos: Nick Somers and Sophie HoganA Concept Store for Bolivia's Best and BrightestMistura’s name comes from the word ‘mixture’. When one walks in the door of the store on Calle Sagarnaga, La Paz’s m...

Hovering above El Alto

17 Feb, 2017 | Louise Lacourarie

Photo: Nick SomersMí Teleférico expands with a new route across the flats of El Alto‘The Línea Azul will definitely improve our lives. It will be much easier for me to travel and sell my products and...

In a League of Their Own

21 Nov, 2016 | Izabela Wlodarczyk

Photos: Milton Arellano Female Skateboarders Break Down Stereotypes in La PazEvery day, skateboarders gather in plazas all over La Paz to try out new tricks, learn from their friends, and wind down. T...