Urban living

MORNING ON A MINIBUS

08 Mar, 2014 | Finn Jubak

La Paz is due for a huge change in how its citizens commute. Finn Jubak tags along on a venerable mode of transportation that might soon be a relic of bygone days. I stood in front of the Iglesia...

THE TELEFÉRICO

28 Feb, 2014 | Alison Walsh

From El Alto to Zona Sur La Paz: a unique city, scrambling its way up slopes so steep that only a madman, you would think, could possibly imagine building anything here. And its transport problem...

EL 2

28 Feb, 2014 | Wilmer Machaca

These famous blue buses began circulating around the city of La Paz in 1938, and have since become iconic. They barely need signs anymore as they are instantly recognisable from as far as the eye c...

Lessons from the caves

17 Dec, 2013 | Yoco Corzon

Yoko Corzon gets close to our winged mammalian relatives to discover they are not as dangerous, evil, or ugly as some make them out to be. It’s 4:00 am, I’m sitting on a cold rock outside of...

Revolutionary Spirit

16 Dec, 2013 | Amalie Mersh

The 10-year anniversary for Octubre Negro has recently passed—a dark mark reminding Bolivians that standing up for yourself can lead to great sacrifices. Talking to a journalist, a political analys...

De terror

07 Dec, 2013 | Asia Hart-Eason

Asia Hart-Eason locks the door, grabs a blanket, and takes a tour through some of Bolivia’s best -and worst- horror films. I'm sitting on a couch watching a woman take a hearty bite out of a man'...

Hallow souls

07 Dec, 2013 | Daniela Pérez

In the residential Zona Sur district, children go from door to door demanding sweets in exchange for a laugh or a fright. Elsewhere, children from the countryside approach mourners in the cemetery...

Salud, Seco!

07 Dec, 2013 | John Downes & Amaru Villanueva Rance

John Downes roams the streets and bars of the country in a quest to discover Bolivia’s most traditional tragos Singani: WHAT: Singani is Bolivia's national drink. It is made using Muscat...

CHOLITA FASHION

20 Oct, 2013 | Modupe Sanusi

A state secret I find myself in the outskirts of La Paz, close to el Cementerio General. As soon as I leap out of the crowded minibus I am immediately greeted with curious stares from every direc...

ROOTS AND HIGHLIGHTS

20 Oct, 2013 | Amalie Mersh

With the demise of classical hairdressing salons in La Paz, a new generation steps forth to occupy their place. To understand this shift taking place within the world of hairdressing, I’ve met two...

ZEF

20 Oct, 2013 | Alexandra Meleán

Fashion designers Valeria Wilde and Carola Valdivia experiment with eco-friendly fashion in Bolivia, introducing ZEF, a recycled clothing brand launching this November. Bolivian Express gets an ex...

AGUJAS, TINTA, PASIÓN

20 Oct, 2013 | Finn O'Neill

Finn O’Neill meets a young inventor, a tattoo artist, and some locals with body art to understand the past, present and future of ink in Bolivia. Olmer Flores Pinedo is a 14-year-old alteño kid,...

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

20 Oct, 2013 | Christina Grünewald

Can Bolivia’s biggest Second-Hand Market satisfy the current fashion demands?Christina Grünewald combs through the flea market of El Alto, trying to find an entire outfit inspired by current Wester...

A PASSION SHARED BY YOUNG AND OLD - ANTAÑO

24 Sep, 2013 | Christina Grünewald

Christina Grünewald roams the streets of La Paz and El Alto in a quest to discover some of the city's most traditional games.  ThunkuñaThursday, 9.30 am. Destination: El Alto. Th...

BOLIVIA MAR

24 Sep, 2013 | Alexander Conesa-Pietscheck

Alexander Conesa-Pietscheck walks into one of Bolivia’s most established toy shops to discover that education and fun come hand in hand for all children, young and old. What makes a toy...