Urban living

Drifting through the White City

24 Oct, 2016 | Alexis Galanis

Photo: Alexis GalanisThe stories that lie behind the walls of SucreThe city is known by many names: Charcas, La Plata, Sucre. The uniform whiteness of its walls covers up its seismic historical shifts...

Running on Manpower

28 Aug, 2016 | Brian Weisbecker

Photo: Brian WeisbeckerMaintaining the Micros of La Paz Requires Massive IngenuityOn the streets of La Paz, vehicles large and small breeze about. Speedy taxis pass cars whenever possible, honking at...

Quenching a Different Thirst

28 Aug, 2016 | Brian Weisbecker

Photo: Courtesy of Cervecería Boliviana Nacional‘Where’s your bottle?’ It was, in fact, in the bag I was told to store in a locker when I walked into this supermarket. As I continued conversing with t...

Streets like Pulsing Veins

20 Jul, 2016 | María Mayböck

How Transport Gives Life to a City A blur of zipping cars, once covered in a brownish smoke cloud, now makes its way up the dizzying heights of a steep zigzagging road, reflecting the blinding sun aga...

Wonderfully Strange

20 Jul, 2016 | María Mayböck

Image Courtesy of Carlos Villagómez ParedesThe Mosaic of Modernity and Traditionalism in Paceño Architecture‘The city eats you up. It eats you, it chews you, it digests you and it defecates you.’– Car...

La Paz’s Historic Calle Jaén

20 Jul, 2016 | Isabel Cocker

Photo: Isabel CockerA Passageway Back Into Colonial TimesThe buildings are what bring tourists here, and after that they come into our shop.A hidden alleyway tucked up in the maze of streets that lie...

A Vertical Nature

25 Jul, 2016 | David Kavanagh

How Topography has forged La Paz’s IdentityPhoto: David KavanaghComing over the ridge from neighboring El Alto in the darkening twilight, travellers are met with an almost otherworldly sight. Through...

Literature and Absinthe

29 Mar, 2016 | Flossie Wildblood

Photo: Kit FretzCafé ETNO Continues the Timeworn TraditionNestled between museums and artists’ workshops on Calle Jaen, Café ETNO is home to what is arguably the best ajenjo you can drink in La Paz. C...

La Paz, City of Lights

07 Dec, 2015 | Anna Bellettato

A PHOTOESSAY BY ANNA BELLETTATO

Lights and Shadows

07 Dec, 2015 | J.Q. Cooley and Anna Grace

A PHOTOPOEM BY J.Q. COOLEY AND ANNA GRACE                          &nb...

Vamos a la Sala

07 Dec, 2015 | JQ Cooley

A Three-Pronged Exploration of Contemporary Bolivian Cinema, in BriefIt is a Tuesday afternoon and I am at La Paz’s opulent five-level shopping mall, MegaCenter, complete with bowling alley and ice sk...

Not the Same Old Song and Dance

07 Dec, 2015 | Anna Grace

The Rise of the Video DJClubs have traditionally been a predominantly auditory experience. With their eyes half-shut, dancers move around dark dance floors with no sensory distractions other than the...

Pop-up Community

28 Oct, 2015 | J.Q. Cooley

The Miniparques of El AltoIt's field trip day. The rare occasion when you and all your classmates get to leave the classroom and explore the world outside to learn from everything other than books and...

Destination Known: The Letreros of La Paz

05 Oct, 2015 | Anna Keeley

In the windscreen of every minibus and trufi in La Paz sits a handful of letreros indicating geographical locations; simply catch sight of your destination, walk out into the road and climb aboard. T...

Drinking with Gusto(u)

26 Aug, 2015 | Amalie Holmgaard Mersh

A Nordic Aerie Serving Contemporary Andean SpiritsHis sideburns are almost long enough to dip into the Bolivian beer every time his lips touch the edge of the glass. A light tip of the glass calmly fl...