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Hallstatt, Austria


The most beautiful city in Europe

In today’s episode we are going to tour the city that seems to come out of the tales of the Grimm brothers since it gives away magic and fantasy, we arrived at Hallstatt in Austria, accompanied by our guide Fabiola, an interpreter of Mexican Sign Language and before flying with the power of imagination and being able to enjoy this tour, I want to tell you that what we are looking for in this podcast is first of all to create a community that helps and to be able to raise funds so that people with hearing problems have the help they need. It is also a project that seeks to give you a space to learn about different histories, cultures, uses, customs, music, art and gastronomy from around the world and learn something new in each episode.

episode transcription

Hello, I am glad to greet you, I am Yael Yancelson and today we fly quickly with the power of imagination and the senses to the source of inspiration for the fictional kingdom of Arendelle from the saga of the famous film Frozen, if we arrive in Hallstatt in Austria, so breathe, give me your hand, let me guide you and let’s start!!

Just over an hour from Salzburg, Austria. We arrived at what many have classified as the most beautiful town in the world, what do you think? Hallstatt really looks like a postcard, don’t you think?

It is forbidden to use cars, only residents can do it, so we will look for a place to leave the car on the outskirts of town and we will do the tour on foot, as we like so much!

To start this trip, we are going to take the funicular and go up to the skywalk, which is a viewpoint at the top of one of the alpine mountains and from where we can appreciate this beautiful landscape. And here we also find the oldest salt mine in the world. At the entrance they give us a kind of shelter to protect us. If you are claustrophobic I recommend you stay outside, but if not, it is well worth entering and living the experience !

Some data show that the exploitation of this salt mine began 7000 years ago, since then and until recently it has been the economic engine of the region. Following our way to the salt mine, a small building is located with the skeletal remains of the older ancient found in the year 1000 a.c. who is known as the salt man, as well as a small church and an archaeological center. Once well into the mine there are several interpretation rooms that explain, among other things, the geological origin of the mine, as well as everything related to anthropology. The story of the discovery of an eight-meter-long wooden ladder which is considered the oldest in Europe and used to access the mine, as well as a fist-thick rope, caught my attention. Both instruments were intact and preserved by the salt. The most fun part of the visit to the salt mine comes with the slides that are used to go down to the lower floors without having to go down the uncomfortable stairs. It is undoubtedly the great attraction of the tour! Finally, a cogwheel train takes us outside the mine through a long tunnel that seems to have no end. Without a doubt, an experience difficult to forget and highly recommended, what did you think?

We go for a walk and each place or corner that you discover seems more beautiful than the previous one. Its wooden houses, with peaked roofs and balconies make you fall in love as soon as you enter the place.

Before reaching the center, the Hallstatt Museum is located, where objects related to the exploitation of its famous salt mines dating back to the Bronze Age are exhibited, as we have already seen.

Let’s walk to reach the town square, the Marktplatz, the heart of Hallstatt. We will see the stone fountain in the central area and the Lutheran church that dates from 1861 and is located right there in front of the corner.

Look how several piers are located on the shores of the lake and let’s take photos because the views of the mountains are simply spectacular! Here we can rent a small boat and row for a while among swans.

Before reaching Gosaümuhlstrasee we will see a beautiful Waldbachstrub waterfall and do some trekking. This tour is for total enjoyment when appreciating nature, it is undoubtedly a town to breathe, feel, observe and enjoy without rushing or itineraries.

And that is how we leave this beautiful and interesting region of the planet with the desire to return. We will travel every week to another corner of this wonderful world, to discover, enjoy and fly with our imagination, I wait for you every Friday and I ask you if you like me Share the content with your friends and give me a like and a review of your comments because with that you help me a lot to raise the ranking of this podcast, ALTERNATIVE REALITY A UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT SPACE THAT CREATES COMMUNITY. We make a difference. And as I always tell you when helping others, we mainly help ourselves. If you want to know what the Include Me Foundation does for the labor and social integration of people living with intellectual disabilities, enter the link: www. incluyeme.org and if it moves you and interests you, review how you can support this interesting project.

Now if you like to cook, click on the button and if not, keep traveling.

I also tell you that on my webpage we already have the Amaoir section with capsules from Dr. Gonzalo Corvera, a doctor specializing in otoneurology. In Mexico. He was one of the first to start performing operations to place cochlear implants in adults and children. It is currently the one that has carried out the most operations in our country.

The AMAOIR Foundation, which he chairs, supports implant candidates

cochlear disorders to get donations, gives important family counseling as well as auditory-verbal therapies.

Hearing impairment is an invisible and little understood disability.

What is lost is the ability to understand spoken language and to be able to

communicate with the other person in that language.

There are many causes for which a person can lose their hearing, it can be

lose at birth or during their lifetime.

You may have listened, spoken, and then lost that ability because you didn’t hear.

For this reason there are two different options for people with this


  1. Learn to listen or do it again with the support of technology, that is,

the use of hearing aids and/or cochlear implants, supported by a

therapy according to your needs

  1. Learn the sign language of your community as a first language,

It is therefore important that all hearing impaired people and their

relatives know both options.

The most important thing is respect and understanding that with or without devices, with oral or sign language, all are people with hearing disabilities and this podcast is focused on the entire spectrum, which is why we have an LSM interpreter, subtitles and transcription .



We want this project to reach a lot of people to achieve the objective, so it is extremely important that you subscribe to the YouTube channel, https://youtube.com/@realidadalternativaincluyente all together and with lower case, that you make comments on the page and that you share this project with all your people, the more it grows, the more we can help and that is what interests us the most in RA.

Here I present the Amaoir section. I am sure that you will learn extremely useful and interesting things about hearing impairment.

I want to thank Fabiola Ruiz Bedolla, our Mexican Sign Language interpreter, and her entire team of collaborators, as well as a very special thanks to Mercedes Obregón, director of the Pedagogical Institute for Language Problems, IPPLIAP. Thank you for joining this project and all of you for making it possible!


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