Culture

El Museo de la Muñecas

31 Dec, 1969 | Lola Newell

Photos: Lola Newell A curious exhibition becomes a family tradition Tucked away in Sopocachi, La Paz, the Museo de las Muñecas (Doll Museum) is a unique and curious museum that’s much more t...

The First International Qhapaq Ñan Walk

30 Jul, 2019 | Christopher Niklas Peterstam

Photos: Christopher Niklas Peterstam Walking the ancient Incan road system In view of the scenic Lake Titicaca a huge ceremony had assembled. Thousands of people dressed in their indigenous...

The Chullpas of the Ancient Aymara

30 Jul, 2019 | Rachel Durnford

Photos: Rachel DurnfordThese ancient funerary structures highlight the importance of conservation The recent restoration of the chullpas at the Condor Amaya national monument, located in the...

RECOMMENDATIONS BX-96

30 Jul, 2019 | BX TEAM

CARNAVAL DE ORURO Description: Declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the Carnival of Oruro is the maximum representation of carnivals in Bolivia and is one of the most impo...

Soul Searching in La Paz

24 Jun, 2019 | Talulla Cragg

Illustration: Hugo L. Cuellar Investigating the concept of the ajayu in the Andean worldAccording to Aymara belief, everything in nature, from the towering mountains to the people below, has an a...

Reggae Redefined

24 Jun, 2019 | Alicja Hagopian

Photos: Courtesy of Prana Reggae Prana Reggae returns to Bolivia’s music scene with an experimental new albumIf Bolivia isn’t a country that comes to mind when you think of reggae, you’d be excus...

Bolivia builds the radio star

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner The thriving radio stations and their hosts in Bolivia’s indigenous communitiesA typical Monday morning at Radio Wilka Pacha:5am–6am: Local Aymara music, ‘definitely nothing...

Intercultural births in Bolivia

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner Culturally appropriate birthing rooms are helping to reduce Bolivia’s shockingly high maternal death rate Señora Ruth Quispe Choque was glowing as she described a beauti...

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 Heartbeat of the city

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photo Essay by Alexis King  Concrete pitch in Alto Tacagua. Perched precariously on a hill well-above the city of La Paz, this pitch has breathtaking views. The chances of recovering a lost...

Crazy Carnaval Days and Nights

25 Mar, 2019 | Elin Donnelly

Photo: Sergio Saavedra Patiño Oruro’s most famous festival is a riotous celebration of all things Bolivian With each year’s approach of Lent, an eruption of vibrant colours, noises and spiri...

Indigenous Languages vs Extinction

27 Feb, 2019 | Alicja Hagopian

Photo: Elin DonnellyMural: Knorke LeafThe year 2019 was proclaimed the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL) by the United Nations in 2006. The aim of this year’s celebration, is to raise...

Korean Expats in Bolivia

27 Feb, 2019 | David O’Keeffe

Photo: Drew GrahamNavigating the challenges of adapting to a new cultureThe majority of Koreans who live overseas have settled in China, the United States and Japan. Lately, however, there has been a...

Interview with a Yatiri

27 Feb, 2019 | Mia Cooke-Joshi

Photo: Mia Cooke-JoshiThe work of heeding the call of PachamamaAt the edge of the market in El Alto, beyond the never-ending stalls that sell everything you could possibly imagine, is one of the...

If These Walls Could Talk

20 Jan, 2019 | Josephine Zavaglia

Photos: Josephine ZavagliaMuralism as an art form to transform the public spaces of La PazGraffiti and street art have the ability to turn a city into a tourist destination. Such is the case of B...