Albuquerque has multiple personalities. Not in the psychological sense (well, maybe, that depends on who you ask), but in the sense that it is filled with rich history, diverse cultures, beautiful vistas and outdoor activities. Albuquerque is known for its heavy Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences, but there also influences from the Asian, Middle Eastern and African communities.
Have you ever heard of the Aesop Fable about the North Wind and the Sun? In case you haven’t, I’ll provide a quick overview. The North Wind and the Sun were having a conversation about who was stronger of the two. Deciding to put the challenge in motion, they tried their theory on an oncoming traveler to see who would be the one make the traveler remove his cloak. First, the North Wind blew. As the traveler continued on his way, he wrapped his cloak tighter around him. Up next was the sun. The sun shone brightly. Overcome by the heat, the traveler removed his cloak and continued on his way. At the heart of the fable is this: warmth, or persuasion, is better than sheer force.