In today’s episode we are going to the beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic. 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 talk to you 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, 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 you 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.
Hi, I’m glad to greet you, I’m Yael Yancelson and today we’re flying quickly with the power of imagination and senses to the medieval city of Prague where we’ll discover “fairytale” corners. and I assure you that we will fall in love with her, so breathe, give me your hand, let me guide you and let’s start!!
Our tour begins in the historic center of Stare Mesto, known as the Old City, where its very beautiful square stands out, which was the center of the old medieval city, let’s see some of the main monuments of the city, such as the Tower of the old Town Hall or the Tyn Temple. The town hall tower was built in 1364 as part of the first town hall building to be built in the square. We will go up to the top from where we will have the best panoramic views of the medieval center of Prague. The Prague Astronomical Clock is located on the facade of the town hall,
Do you see it? This dates back to 1410, and from there we went to the Tyn Temple, which is one of the great monuments, an icon of the city with its two towers that look out over a front of houses in the Old Town square. This church dates back to the 11th century, although its interior was rebuilt in the Baroque style after a great fire suffered in the 17th century.
You can see The Powder Tower, with a characteristic Gothic style that is one of the historic gateways to the Old Town of Prague, and is the only remaining tower of the 13 that were built in the 13th century fortification.
Now, if there is an iconic corner from a tourist point of view in Prague, that is the Prague Bridge that joins the two banks of the Vltava River and connects the Old City with the Mala Strana neighborhood, from where we will go up to the castle grounds .A curious corner of Mala Strana is known as the John Lennon Wall, a long wall with graffiti and lyrics of songs by The Beatles, which began to be painted after the death of John Lennon..
The entrance to the Prague Castle can be found in Hradcany Square, a large space where we can see various Renaissance-style palaces, as well as some Gothic-style houses. Attached to this square is Loreto Square, where it calls attention to the baroque façade of the Sanctuary of Loreto, a building with a large tower with 27 bells from the 17th century. Saint Vitus Cathedral is the main monument to visit in Prague Castle as it is the most important church in the Czech Republic, the The Royal Palace in Prague, which was built in the 12th century to be the residence of the kings of Bohemia, and throughout history was the seat of the Bohemian Parliament. Initially built in the Romanesque style, the Royal Palace was later expanded in the Romanesque style. Gothic, and the great Sala Ladislao is one of the most outstanding corners of it, is it impressive or not?
It is important to visit The Jewish Quarter of Prague, also known as Josefov, Originating in the 10th century, this neighborhood extends very close to the Old Town Square, and there we are going to visit the historic Jewish cemetery. It is a corner with a very special charm in the neuralgic center of the neighborhood, located in a wooded area in the center of the city, and which houses up to 11,000 graves. and outside several synagogues Let’s enter the Old Synagogue, from 1270, the oldest that you can now see in use in Europe, with a very austere building that mixes Romanesque and Gothic styles and the Moorish-style Spanish Synagogue that takes its name from the arrival in the 16th century of a community of Sephardic Jews from Spain. Looking there in front we can see a memorial statue to Franz Kafka, the great Czech author.
To finish you have to go to the center of the modern city of Prague, Wenceslas Square, a long and huge open space next to the Old City, we can quickly enter the National Museum, as well as numerous restaurants, theaters and commercial establishments .And there is so much to discover in this beautiful city that we will have to return, or not? While we will rest watching beautiful panoramic views in Letna Park.
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 to 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, ALTERNATE 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 is 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
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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.
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dr: It is not convenient to put anything in the ear, the ear has a natural mechanism to push everything out, the wax that forms inside is expelled, so you must clean it when it is already outside. If you put anything, many times what you manage is to push it back and then they start to block.
Interviewer: Are the cotton swabs with the cotton stick not good either, or are they used to clean the ear or do they have to be used frequently?
dr: No, you shouldn’t use them because you’re cleaning blindly, there’s a lot of risk of hurting yourself, I have a whole collection of every time someone pierces their ear with a q.tip I just write down the circumstances of the accident.
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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