Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I ♥ to live in MORELIA

Morelia is a beautiful colonial city, capital of the state of Michoacan, in the southwest part of Mexico. It was founded in 1541 and it played a very important role in the Mexican Independence.

Therefore, its streets, monuments, builings and squares are full of history, and represent a lovely example of the Spanish baroque style.

I have been living here for seven years now, and I must say that I love it. I mean sure, it has problems - like every city nowadays -, but you can find here more pros than cons.

For example, I have seen a lot of Mexican Cathedrals and, in my oppinion, there is not one more beautiful than the one in Morelia -in and outside-. This magnificent pink-coloured construction keeps an enormous organ with 4600 flutes, which is played every year at the International Organ Festival.

Downtown Morelia is, in general, a place worth visiting more than once. Each corner is surrounded by a unique atmosphere. This can be perfectly felt in "La Casa de la Cultura" and in "El Jardín de las Rosas" -two of my favourite places in the city-, were your artistic and bohemian self can revive while painting, writting, reading or simply drinking a cup of coffee with your friends.

Another attractive fact about Morelia, is that festivals take place during the whole year. The most important, I think, is the International Film Festival that takes place in October, were movies, actors and directors from all over the world are united in the heart of this colonial capital.
So, as you can tell, culture is inhaled in this city. No wonder why this place remains the most visited cultural destination in the whole country. Don't miss the chance to come and see it for yourselves!

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

I'ts a Multicultural World After All...

It's imposible to say that a culture is not touched or influenced by another one. This, in fact, has been happening for many years, and it has built the world as we know it today.

In these days, the internet and the other mass media make it easy to have all this cultural barter, even when you don't have the opportunity to travel a lot. If you ask me, this is one of the greatest qualities of the web.

But I'm sure I don't need to explain that. Each one of us has lived at least one experience in contact with another culture, and I bet we can find one relative or friend that has married someone from a different country.

Even a mexican who lives in a small city like me, can have the opportunity to interact with different cultures without living her country. I just love that!

What about you? Do you have a multicutural experience to share?