Music and Culture

Music is a feature that will always exist in cultures, from the beginning are looking for ways to make music, there are no cultures that do not have music in their history. Our brain works best with music, especially internally using headphones and with sounds that help it associate ideas and individual sounds do not represent anything; But if we relate several we have created music.

Music is unique to humans, some say that birds sing and that’s the way it is; However they use it to delimit their territory and defend it from invaders. In addition, if we compare the brains of humans, birds and chimpanzees as relatives closest to us; We realize that they have no musical function.

Music breaks cultural barriers and allows us to communicate in a peculiar way with our fellows and that is why there is all kinds of music, designed for weddings, burials, parties, etc. It gives identity to many nations.

It has been proven that music stimulates the brain section that gives pleasure and has been proven based on experiments that people with brain injuries and language problems are easier to express words singing than naturally.

Let us value music as a form of culture.

Take a look at this website choose the best headphones to enhance your cultural experience!

A Gastronomic Paradise in Mexico

Perhaps our title seems a bit vague, because in fact, all of Mexico is a paradise for lovers of good eating. From the dishes prepared by our ancestors, with the fruits and resources offered by the land, through the European influences that left us the colonial stage, to the new proposals of fusion cuisine, which turn traditional flavors into new experiences.

But if you want to delve into what each region offers to the palate, you have to go step by step. So on this occasion we embarked on a trip north, to try some of the most interesting flavors of our country.

Baja California is a territory that contrasts two immensities, that of the sea and the desert. In the middle is the mountain range and valleys that form a fertile terrain, ideal for growing the vine. Baja California is, therefore, one of the most important wine regions of Mexico and the wine tasting is the first gastronomic attraction to enjoy.

The Guadalupe Valley is the most important area, as far as wine production is concerned. There are outstanding wineries, such as Las Nubes, Hacienda La Lomita, Monte Xanic, Adobe de Guadalupe or Quinta Monasterio. In each vineyard tours are organized so that the visitors know the fields and let themselves be conquered by their sweet aromas. Oenologists, specialists in wine production, are always happy to share their knowledge throughout the tour and at the end of it, most of the houses offer tastings and pairings. The tasting may have a cost in some cases, but we are sure that you will not leave without trying at least a good wine.

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The sea is another source that nourishes the Californian gastronomy. If you like good food, you sure sound the name of Puerto Nuevo. In fact, it is the place where the famous and exquisite recipe of fried lobster originated, served with rice, beans, a special sauce and handmade wheat flour tortillas, typical of the north of the country. Near Puerto Nuevo, in Rosarito, awaits another delight; Stews with quail or deer meat. These are produced in breeding sites in the region, especially for consumption; Thus avoiding the poaching of the species in their natural habitat.

The city of Ensenada is another must-see destination to enjoy Baja California cuisine. In this place emerged one of the most innovative variants of the same, the so-called conc Med Baja. It is a fusion of ingredients of Mexican, Oriental and Mediterranean cuisines, which results in exclusive treats such as tostaditas tuna, Tiradito of beef tongue or ceviche, of which about fifteen variants are prepared.

Did your appetite open up? Baja California awaits you with all its delights, to satisfy any craving.

Undersea World

Last summer I went to one of the hotels in Cancun where everything is included, including boat trips and diving tours, a fabulous experience that I will talk about a bit.

Diving is an expedition to another universe, where all laws are different from those on the mainland; In fact, it is said that more is known of the moon itself than of the bottom of the ocean.

 

My passion for the underwater world began a couple of years ago when I read a novel by Jules Verne titled 20,000 Leagues of Under the Sea

The novel is about a man who decides to turn his back on humanity and go live at the bottom of the seas in a large submarine built by him, called “Nautilus”.

During the novel Jules Verne takes us to a trip to the bottom of the ocean, where he never was; However, it describes it perfectly.

At the end of reading this great novel, I became intensely interested in marine life and decided to learn to dive.

I started my training in a pool here in Mexico City, where I learned the basics, such as diving equipment parts, ascending and descending, as well as the correct use of the fins.

Subsequently I went to a diving school in Acapulco, where I obtained my license for this practice.

It was there in Acapulco where for the first time I saw the sea as fish, octopus and sharks.

In Acapulco, the marine flora and fauna are abundant; However, the species in the waters of the Pacific seemed to me a little timid and the waters were very dark, something that, as a beginner, got me quite nervous, since there was always the fear of seeing a gigantic beast come out of the jaws From the dark to carry me with her to the bottom of the sea.

Something that disappointed me a lot of the acapulqueñas waters was the fact that there were many skeletons of garbage, reminding to the creations of triton how ruthless the human being can become.

Two years later, having already gone several times to Acapulco to dive, I decided to go and discover the Cancún seas.

The truth is that he did not know what to expect; However, something in my being told me that I had to go to those waters.

Since I stayed at the hotel I felt I was in a real paradise, since the hotels in Cancun truly offer it all.

However I could not take advantage of many of the hotel’s benefits, since one should take many precautions before diving the next day.

Finally, at 6:00 am the next day, we arrived at a site in the open sea where we entered the depths of the Mexican Caribbean.

The waters here were very different from the dark waters of the Pacific, here the waters were of a clarity difficult to express, where from the beginning one encounters with the whole underwater kingdom, without any type of visual restriction; A true rainbow of fish and sea plants danced with the soft swing of the current.

Here I can see my first shark, who literally came from behind us, sometimes swimming very slowly and disappearing like an arrow.

That’s when I really realized how small and vulnerable we humans are.

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