One of the things I enjoy most about sailing is the sound of the boat going through the water. The slither of the hull, the splashing of the waves hitting the boat, the creaks and squeaks of the rigging all combine into either a symphony or a lullaby as the conditions dictate.
I have begun to appreciate the sounds of various cities as I travel as well. The rhythm of the traffic, the echoes from the buildings, the sounds emanating from the various businesses, and the sounds of the language contribute to each city's musical arrangement.
Whether in a big city or small, they all have a unique sound and beat.
La Paz has a very light and lyrical composition. We were walking throughout the uptown area last night and it was very noticeable. If you stop and listen to where you are, you will find that beat, that jazz, that blues, that rock and roll, and yes, maybe even that country music, that defines the area you are in and the time you are experiencing it.
It is pretty cool to listen to the actual music an area and culture has to offer- which we did the other day at the Bismarkcito restaurant on the malecon in La Paz. These guys were some great performers!