• Video: Time of Rio by MOOV

    Time of Rio from MOOV on Vimeo.

    “Time of Rio” is a video produced by MOOV a photo and movie studio located in Rio de Janiero in Brazil. The video mixes sequences in slow motion, time lapse and hyper lapse of scenes shot in the beautiful and wild Brazilian city. This is another great video of Rio de Janeiro to get you in the mood for a Rio trip. Music “Oh Wee” by Immortal Beats and “Whispering Through” by Asura

  • Brazilian company sells smartphones with iPhone name

    Brazil company sells cellphones with iPhone name - Gradiente Neo One iPhoneA Brazilian company started selling a smartphone called iPhone in Brazil. This smartphone is actually not from California based company Apple Inc. After winning the legal right to use the name iPhone in Latin America’s biggest country back in 2008, Gradiente SA is now selling their smartphone. The phone even runs on the Android operating system from Apple’s archrival Google Inc. Brazilian trademark office spokeswoman Maratan Marques said Gradiente requested permission to use the brand before Apple did. Now they have the exclusive right to use it through 2018, for now.

    Gradiente started selling its iPhone on Tuesday for 600 reals, about $300. This is a lot cheaper than Apple’s iPhone. It runs on an older Android version 2.3.4. As well it features a 3.7-inch touch-screen, Bluetooth, dual chip, 3G, Wi-Fi, 5MP camera, GPS+ and 2GB of memory. Its appearance is similar to that of Apple’s iPhone, but only similar.

  • Sao Paulo – seventh largest city by population

    São Paolo - seventh largest city by populationIt has been seen and spoken of in many movies. It is also the largest city not only in Brazil but in all of South America. It is named in honor of Saint Paul. It is also home to several stock markets and some of the tallest buildings in Brazil and South America.

    History

    First settled in 1532, Sao Paulo was the first permanent Portuguese colony in the new world. In 1554, many missionaries arrived to spread Christianity to the colony and it remains a religious center today with 75% of the city being Catholic. It officially became a city in 1711. In 1888 the city saw a large number of Spanish, Portuguese, and European immigrants in the city as a response to abolition. There is also a large Italian population still present in the city today. Between 1920 and 1940 the city saw incredible economic growth, population growth and building and construction were a constant.  (more…)

  • Enjoy a Luxurious VIP Trip to the 2014 World Cup Soccer Event in Brazil

    Enjoy a Luxurious VIP Trip to the 2014 World Cup Soccer Event in BrazilWith the 2014 World Cup more than 20 months away and massive interest for the international event, Roadtrips has already vetted and secured the best travel arrangements for its guests:

    Premium hotel accommodations at the Copacabana Palace, Brazil’s most iconic property. The luxury sports travel specialist now unveils the ultimate getaway to the soccer competition, a unique 11-day experience that combines VIP access to the semifinals and final, first-class lodging, high-end transportation solutions, private tours of the city, and memorable explorations of the Amazon.

    The new package, part of Roadtrips’ Luxe Collection, includes the following exclusive components:  (more…)

  • Fortaleza: A blonde bride of the sun

    Fortaleza: A blonde bride of the sun

    Fortaleza is the capital city of Brazilian state Ceará and meaning of the name of this city is “Fortress”. The first constructing from the what is called these days Fortaleza had been the Castle Schoonenborch, built-in 1649 by the Dutch, which at that time got penetrated and also ended up inhabiting towns inside Sting bikini northeastern part of Brazil.

    The state of Ceará can be defined by only a pair of words; party & sun. Fortaleza is the coastal area of Brazil with most sunny days over summer and winter. Party is the everlasting point out associated with character of those as well as the town. Forró, normal music genre for the area of northeast, can be around the peoples’ blood vessels, about the seashores, about the dance clubs, about the cafes, for the restaurants, around the motels, around the roads.  (more…)