Many clubs occupy an area that covers only a few blocks, which makes it easy to walk from club to club. Some clubs charge entry fees of about a dollar.
All Bolivian clubs and restaurants allow smoking and places with live jazz tend to be very smoky. Thelonious Jazz Bar (20 de Octubre 2172) and Cafe Montmartre (Fernando Guachalla 399) are two of the most popular, but if these are uncomfortably full, there are several others right around the corner.
Most local musicians sell CDs of themselves for $5 to $10. These are generally high quality and make wonderful souvenirs.
Brooklyn, New York
November 18, 2001
From journal La Paz, The Bowl In The Sky