San Luis Potosi, México
In today’s episode we are going to La Huasteca Potosina, a region dominated by rivers, waterfalls and abysses where we can enjoy the magical connection with nature. As always, we will be 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, by the way, the only one in Mexico dedicated to the community that lives with any type of hearing disability, it 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 stories, cultures, uses, customs, music, art and gastronomy from around the world and learn something new in each episode.
Hello, I’m glad to greet you, I’m Yael Yancelson and today we fly quickly with the power of imagination and senses to the beautiful region of Huasteca Potosina, Mexico, so breathe, shake my hand, let me guide you and let’s get started!!
We arrived at a splendid place for its landscapes and exuberant vegetation, for its rivers and spectacular waterfalls, for its caves and deep abysses.
Undoubtedly, this site has the magic in each of its archaeological sites and the greatness of its ethnic groups that, by living their pre-Hispanic customs and traditions, take us back to a past that is still present in every corner of this fascinating region of Mexico.
Ciudad Valles, welcomes us with great infrastructure and a few minutes we arrive at Micos, we need very cool and comfortable exercise clothes, bring shoes to get wet because now this trip will be an extreme adventure, let’s see this beautiful set of seven staggered waterfalls, that give rise to the formation of crystalline and bluish pools. What do you think if we take advantage of the practice of kayaking, jumping from the waterfalls and rafting, among other adventure activities such as the zip line by bike, that although we are afraid we have to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity and dare to do it, dare to open your eyes and feel the magnificence of this place, come on!!! Then there is rafting, rappelling, caving, skydiving, hiking, scuba diving, scuba diving and mountain biking. So we’re going to go all out and be very adventurous in this episode.
Full of enigmatic corners, the municipality of Aquismón welcomes us, which is a site of inexhaustible fertility and full of enigmatic corners, where the main tourist attractions of the Huasteca area are concentrated. One of the 13 Wonders of Mexico is located here, the Basement of Las Golondrinas, one of the most beautiful and deepest abysses in the world, with a depth of 512 m, and where thousands of birds that live inside make this place a true spectacle as they come out daily in a spiral. The most impressive and beautiful waterfall in San Luis Potosí is located in this municipality: Tamul, with a fall of 105 m. The best way to appreciate it in all its splendor is entering the community of Tanchachín, where you can rent boats that will take you up the river; On the way we will climb the Cueva del Agua, to enjoy its calm transparency and from there visit the Mantetzulel caves, which is a huge cavern divided into four rooms, in which nature has created whimsical rock formations that recreate different figures. This place is excellent for hiking.
A place that I have always wanted to go to and today it becomes a reality is precisely in the municipality of Xilitla and it is the Surrealist Garden of Sir Edward James, a mystical place where this sculptor and poet built whimsical sculptures based on magical symbols that came to decorate a paradisiacal place characterized by its exotic vegetation and its natural waterfalls of more than 70 m high, which was used by James to build some refreshing pools. It is a universe that is hard to believe because it really is the invention of Edward James. Here the sculptural pieces have been trapped among the vegetation of a beautiful jungle. Can you feel the energy of the place?
Finally, we will go to Tamuín, a town where the most important archaeological sites in the state are located: Tamtok, a site inhabited between 600 B.C. and 1500 AD, in which monolith 32 was recently discovered, weighing approximately 30 tons; and Tamohi, where the sculptural work of El Adolescente Huasteco was discovered, considered a representation of the young God Quetzalcóatl. How interesting, right? Definitely, this state of San Luis Potosí is a place full of contrasts, characterized by the beauties of its landscapes, its welcoming climates, cultural and multi-ethnic diversity, its archaeological riches, crafts and folklore, but above all its friendly people, with a generous and noble soul. heart that attended us during the tour.
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.
I also tell you that on my page 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 begin performing operations to place cochlear implants in adults, adolescents, 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. And there are many ways to communicate when living with a hearing disability, the option of oralization with the help of technology, that is, hearing aids or a cochlear implant and the support of language therapies or the use of Mexican sign language in both options is It is extremely important to involve the whole family 100% to support each other and understand how to communicate with the person living with the disability.
It is important to emphasize that in this podcast we cover all types of hearing disabilities and that is why we have an LSM interpreter, a complete transcription of the episode on the website and subtitles on the YT channel. Well, it is so that everyone can enjoy each of the trips, which is why it also has accessible and inclusive navigation, unique in our country.
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.
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Here I present the Amaoir section. I am sure that you will learn extremely useful and interesting things about hearing impairment.
Very specifically, let’s say a child who has a little earache is perfect, take him to the pediatrician, but if the ear problem is being repetitive and the pediatrician is getting out of hand, then that’s when you look for another type of specialty that was traditionally otolaryngologists, neurologists are people who studied medicine, then we specialized in otolaryngology and then we did a second specialty in neurootology, because you really found yourself or I found myself finishing otolaryngology, which I still have a lot to learn about hearing and it is really a very complex structure and depends on many factors. So the more severe the problem is, the better it is for you to see a specialist or subspecialist.
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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This proyect is born from the intention of helping and creating comunity in different causes and institutions.
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