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Time of Rio is a taste of our project about Rio de Janeiro, nature, city and life.
Produced using different image production techniques, like slow motion sequences, Time Lapse, Hyper Lapse, Rails and Motion Controllers.
Captured along the last months is the beginning of our first movie.
Edited in Lightroom, After Effects, Final Cut X.
Music “Oh Wee” by Immortal Beats and “Whispering Through” by Asura
The sound of Portuguese spoken with an accent is just one of the undeniable signs that foreigners have arrived in the favela. And the “gringos” are here to stay. Hailing from many countries around the globe, these newcomers have passed up life on the “asphalt,” as the formal areas of the city are known, in favor of settling in favelas. More affordable housing, along with improved safety following the establishment ofPacifying Police Units (UPP, by the Portuguese acronym), are leading a growing number of foreigners to seek housing in the favela. While the foreigners are successfully integrating into the fabric of the neighborhood, residents and experts warn that this trend, which is causing property values to soar, will take its toll on long-time residents.
Brazil is too expensive for budget travelers. Or is it?
Evidence in the affirmative is strong. Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are now the most expensive cities in the Western Hemisphere, by some measures. The dollar that used to get you 3 or almost 4 Brazilian reais at various points in the last decade now gets you just 2. Flying to Brazil from New York takes at least nine hours and can easily run $1,000.
But there is no need to be intimidated.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Every year people from all over the world come to visit the Cidade Maravilhosa, many of whom try to either stay or come back looking for work, and often find it as an English-language teacher. Now more than ever, with the emerging Oil economy, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics on the horizon, there is a demand for Brazilians to learn English.
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New Blog in English and Portuguese by an American who has lived in Brazil since 1981.
- See interview: Adventures of a Gringa
- A constructive and critical view of Rio de Janeiro’s ongoing transformation /Uma visão construtiva e crítica da atual transformação do Rio de Janeiro
- A constructive and critical view of Rio de Janeiro’s ongoing transformation /Uma visão construtiva e crítica da atual transformação do Rio de Janeiro”