With Gustu already making waves in La Paz, Bolivia, it’s important to note that the Andean country has plenty to work with. There are already several important gourmet products already coming out of Bolivia: 1.) Singani: Most don’t even realize Bolivia produce wine and spirits. The Melting Pot Foundation hopes… Read More →
Gustu, a restaurant and cooking school from Noma co-founder Claus Meyer will open in La Paz, Bolivia this year.
In 2012 several restaurants in Peru, Mexico, and Brazil inched their way up the World’s Best list and countless superb new restaurants opened. Last month I met with Noma founder Claus Meyer in Copenhagen and his words were “I think South America is the next continent.” He was talking about food and restaurants and the sheer amount of opportunity there for haute cuisine. There is much to look forward to…
In La Paz, Bolivia, wandering aimlessly down some cobblestone street far away from Calle Sagárnaga, a spool of thread pops out from a corner, spinning from a worn hand.
European citizens do not need a visa to enter Bolivia from Peru and are usually granted a 90-day tourist stay without hassle, however Americans must purchase a visa in advance through a Bolivian Embassy or Consulate or at the border for $140 (must have cash, passport photos, and a yellow… Read More →
The majority travelers will be affected by some degree of altitude sickness, or Soroche during a visit to the Peruvian Andes. Each person reacts differently to changes in altitude.
Las Cholitas Luchadores, or the Fighting Cholitas, are a WWE style wrestling organization that operates in a small stadium in El Alto, about 25 minutes from the center of La Paz. In the approximately two and a half hour “show” you’ll see half a dozen matches between men and between women and men. The men’s costumes are outlandish, while the women perform in traditional Andean dress. In a world where Andean women have traditionally had fewer opportunities than men, in these wrestling matches they become the crowd favorites and heroes to the local community in El Alto. It’s a symbolic fight that has as much cultural relevance as La Diablada in Oruro.
La Paz, Bolivia is the home of the world’s only museum dedicated to coca, the plant that cocaine is made from. With Bolivia’s new President Evo Morales being a former coca farmer who strongly supports the crop this museum is sure to gather much more attention than before. There is even a new traveling museum that goes on tours thanks to a new drug policy grant awarded to the museum.
La Paz, Bolivia is one of the most isolated and the highest altitude capitals in the world. However, getting there is far easier than some may think. Aeropuerto Internacional El Alto in La Paz has connections to airports throughout Latin America and Europe. Prices may not be as cheap… Read More →
La Paz, Boliviais one of the most isolated and the highest altitude capitals in the world. However, getting there is far easier than some may think.