Month: December 2011

Voices from Our Travels: La Paz, Bolivia

December 7, 2011Look Travel

Like a bottle of Paceña (the city’s local brew) spilt over the edge of a table, the Bolivian capital of La Paz rolls from the flat highland settlement of El Alto, arrayed along the Andean high plane, and tumbles furiously down the steep-sided valley that marks the beginning of the city proper. In the old center it throws up a froth of colonial buildings, cobbled streets, and raucous markets; farther down, the glittering highrises of Sopocachi; and lower still the posh districts of the Zona Sur, where Katya Astete crafts her jewelery.  (more…)