N.B. Several Spanish and Aymara words are marked in bold throughout this issue. Their meanings can be found in the glossary on the last page.
--Xenia Elsaesser and Andrew Cummings
ARTICLES FROM THIS ISSUE
Maphrao On Review
26 Jul, 2010 | Edwina Popescu and William Barns Graham
Peering in at the candle-lit interior of Asian restaurant Maphrao On, you cannot help but be drawn in by the wooden furnishings and Asian objets d’intérêt creating a romantic but homely atmosphere. As...
27 Aug, 2010 | Olivia Alter and Katie Lark
Forget bowler hats, long skirts, shawls and plaits - there’s more to Bolivian fashion than the cholita uniform. We headed to the city centre, around San Francisco, to see what other styles we could f...
Ploughing In The Sea: The Legacy of Bolivar - 6 de Agosto
27 Aug, 2010 | Alistair Smout
In the Zona Sopocachi of La Paz, things are peculiarly quiet. The normally chaotic traffic is calm, and pedestrians cross the road with relative ease. Shops are shuttered up, cafes are draped in red,...
Quién va a sembrar la tierra?
27 Aug, 2010 | Xenia Elsaesser
Who will sow the land? The Jalqas sow the land. When I decided to join the Jalqas I did not realise the gravity of what I was undertaking. Enticed by merrily leaping couples, it seemed like a fun danc...
Blue Nightclub Review
27 Aug, 2010 | Olivia Alter
Now Blue really is the place to be on a Saturday night. Or any night for that matter. Whether you want to or not, you will end up at Blue on a night out. Blue is a bit like Marmite: you may find a...
My Super Sweet Fifteen
27 Aug, 2010 | Anna Hunter
The church blessing, the Cinderella gown, the bouquet, the tiered cream cake, the first dance…all little girls dream of this day. The average schoolgirl has to make do with playing Polly Pocket weddin...
Forum Nightclub Review
27 Aug, 2010 | Olivia Alter
Apparently, Forum is the place to be on a Saturday night in La Paz, but on two conditions: you look good enough (or often even white enough...), and you can make it through the hour or so of Latino-mu...
26 Jul, 2010 | Edwina Popescu
Japanese restaurant Wagamama is tucked away behind notorious “Gringo bar” “Traffic”. Meaning “picky and demanding”, Wagamama has an extensive menu with the potential to satisfy even the most “wagamama...
Viñetas con Altura
27 Aug, 2010 | Lorange Dao and Tanja Roembke
Although we arrived more than 30 minutes late to the MUSEF (Museo Nacional de Etnografía y Folklore), where Viñetas con Altura was being held, the conference had not yet begun. An eclectic selection o...
My Big Fat Bolivian Wedding
27 Aug, 2010 | Deborah Bender and Rishum Butt
"And so the prince in shining armour rides gallantly upon his white stallion across strange and foreign lands, high and low, all in search of his beloved, so that he may take her and wed her in holy m...
Cafe Arábica Review
27 Aug, 2010 | Emma Hall
Along the extensive 20 de Octubre strip of eateries comes Cafe Arábica (as long as you can manage to resist the temptation of Chocolate Caliente one door down). Entering the cafe, you could be anywher...