The pioneer: Marsia Taha on bringing traditional, local cooking back from the brink of extinction

Marsia Taha, head chef at Gustu, in La Paz, is one of the few Bolivian women at the helm of a top restaurant. Her mission: To bring traditional cooking back from the brink of extinction, supporting local communities in the process. 

Travel Writing Competition 2019: introducing the winner

We whittled hundreds of entries down to just three. Introducing the winner of this year's prestigious travel writing competition, who won us over with a vivid portrayal of a lesser-known corner of Bolivian culture.

Bolivia: Down the Rio Yacuma

The caiman sized me up, all venomous reproach and pointy teeth. It sliced through the water until it was in snapping distance of our little boat. “Do they ever attack people?” I asked. “Oh yes,” said Sam, my local guide, who I liked but didn’t entirely trust

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