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How to Make Chicha While You’re in Bolivia

  by Jessie Maguire   Chicha is a traditional, fermented, Bolivian drink made from maize (AKA corn). Although chicha can refer to both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks across Central and South America, the methods vary by country. Artisanal, Bolivian chicha is carefully made using an intricate, ancient technique passed from generation to generation. It’s served in chicherias: halls where simple tables and chairs are set out onto a mud or concrete floor. The chicha is served in buckets and drunk using a tutuma, a cup made from half a hollow fruit from the Crescentia tree. If you want to experience this […]Read More »
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How to Pursue The Artists’ Dream in South America: Gabriel Roberts’ Story

    By Jessie Maguire   Gabriel Roberts might be just like you, if you’re an artist or an aspiring artist. His intention is to paint, and he enjoys working hard at his craft. However, it’s not always easy to get enough time to delve deeply into his dream – except now he can. He’s saved and taken the necessary leap to pursue what he loves: painting from life.   I sat down with Gabriel Roberts, a professional, 29-year-old artist originally from Sacramento, California to talk about his artwork, the benefits of art residencies and the colors of Cochabamba. Here’s the […]Read More »
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How to Get Involved in Street Art in Cochabamba, Even If You Have No Experience

by Jessie Maguire   A lot of the street art in Cochabamba is inspiring, thought-provoking, or at least interesting to look at. The style is often different to what you’ll see in other areas of the world, and it’s a source of pride both to the artists and to the people whose culture the art represents. This week’s interviews were enlightening – it seems anyone can get involved in street art in Cochabamba, although some experience will help make the ride easier. If you can sketch out a simple idea on paper, it can be transferred to a wall. Spray […]Read More »
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What’s The Coolest Project in Cochabamba?

  By Jessie Maguire   The first thing that came to mind when I interviewed John Connell was that this is one of the coolest and most worthwhile organizations I’ve come across during my 5 years in Bolivia.   Why do People Want to Volunteer in Bolivia So Much?   I sat down and began to think about what drives volunteers to come to Cochabamba. Bolivia is the poorest country in South America. With 60% of the population living in poverty, it’s no wonder it attracts hordes of volunteers every year to work at its NGOs and smaller foundations. And […]Read More »
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Julian’s Experience With Gaia Pacha & How to Experience a New Country Like a Local

Getting off the Beaten Track   Have you ever felt like you traveled through a country and didn’t really get to really experience its culture? Getting off the beaten track is one way to experience the unique culture of a region, and Bolivia attracts a lot of visitors who’re eager to taste and feel that culture first hand. If this is your first trip to South America, or any region, you might be wondering how to immerse yourself in a new culture and the right places to go in that area you want to explore. Julian has found a way […]Read More »
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5 of the Best Markets You Shouldn’t Miss Out on In Cochabamba

  by Jessie Maguire   Welcome to The Gastro Center   Cochabamba has a reputation for its excellent cuisine, in fact, it’s known at the gastronomic center of Bolivia. Eating is huge a part of the culture here, and food is pretty inexpensive, which can make sampling, cooking and eating out all the more enjoyable. Most cochabambinos love eating out, and getting an almuerzo at lunchtime is a great option if you’re on a budget and want to experience what local people eat. The price of lunch in most small restaurants in the city is around 15Bs tops, but if […]Read More »
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Want to do Yoga in Cochabamba? Here’s 9 of the Best Classes in the City

By Jessie Maguire Yoga is one of the best forms of full-body exercise, and it’s hugely popular all over the world. But what about when you’re travelling? Yoga has a number of benefits for volunteers and people backpacking abroad. Firstly, it works on your emotions, leaving you relaxed and centered. This can be a great advantage if this is your first time in Cochabamba, when everything is new and unfamiliar. Secondly, keeping in shape is just as important oversees as it is at home. Being strong and flexible will help keep your confidence where it should be, too. Thirdly, getting […]Read More »
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