High in the Andes, Bolivia’s de facto capital is having a moment, thanks to local artists, chefs and cafe owners on a mission to breathe new life into the historic centre
The worst drought in 25 years in Bolivia is affecting at least seven major cities. In La Paz alone, water rationing has hit almost half of the city’s 800,000 inhabitants while, elsewhere, peasants and miners are competing for the use of aquifers.
Bolivia’s stark beauty, grand (and less grand) buildings and local beer were an inspiration to this traveller on a South American road trip
Singani is gaining an international following, thanks in part to the Che director, and Andean-influenced gin and vodka is following suit
The discovery of a mountain of silver (and a new way to extract it) transformed this remote Inca hamlet into the economic centre of Spain’s empire – larger than London, Milan or Seville. But then the silver ran out …
Bolivia wants the UN to make 2016 the year of the camelids. This family includes alpacas, llamas, and dromedary camels.
Who doesn’t like a quiz, especially a quiz that acquaints you with sites you’ve never heard of. Look at these pictures and marvel: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/apr/11/travel-picture-quiz-where-would-you-find-these-geographical-wonders
If you enjoy unusual places to spend your holidays consider the places in this article. http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/nov/18/unusual-places-stay-guardian-readers I have stayed at the Propeller Island in Berlin and enjoyed the experience. I would have added the Salt Hotel in Uyuni in Bolivia to this list although the salt didn’t provide much protection from the Bolivian tourism minister’sContinue reading “Unusual Places to Stay”