Click CC in the lower right for subtitles (as usual).
Category Archives: Brazil
Glacier National Park, Through Foreign Eyes
In which a Brazilian environmentalist observes our National Parks system. And Montana peaches.
Amigo Gringo one week in: lots of press, lots of subscribers
Last Tuesday was the big launch of our Amigo Gringo video series for Brazilian tourists (and, via subtitles, others) visiting New York City. Our first video, on how to be a savvy subway rider, is almost up to 50,000 views. Then came our “Thumbs Up” video, trying to convince Brazilian visitors to act a bit less like the Fonz. Finally, today, how to order a bagel in New York City. (English language subtitles are available by clicking the little CC button in the lower right of the video.)
In the meantime, we’ve also had articles written about us in the three major Brazilian newspapers: Folha de S. Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, and O Globo (in Rio), as well as the country’s biggest news portal, G1.
Yesterday the AP put out a story about us (in English!) that should be appearing in newspapers next Sunday. Finally, I appeared on national television yesterday in Brazil, on the show “Encontro com Fátima Bernardes,” which one of my friends there compared to being on Letterman. (I would have preferred Jimmy Fallon, but OK.)
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The AP writes about Amigo Gringo
Thanks to Beth Harpaz for this great story about our brand-new YouTube channel.
NYT: World Cup Revelry Overwhelms Beloved Neighborhood in São Paulo
Many revelers described the scene along Vila Madalena’s main drag as “Carnival in Salvador, ” as packed, wild and carnal as Brazil’s rowdiest street bacchanal.
NYT Sports: Spirits Dampened, Brazilians Show Waning Support for 4th-Place Team
As Brazil lost to the Netherlands in the World Cup’s third-place match, some people cared deeply about the game, and many called their national team’s performance a failure
Frugal Traveler: Armadillo to Açaí – Flavors of a World Cup Journey
The Frugal Traveler’s route to the soccer tournament was adventurous — and so were some of his meals.
NYT Sports: Stunned Brazilians Try to Move On After Their Exalted Team Falls
When Brazil’s national soccer team lost to Germany on Tuesday in a 7-1 rout, it lost something much larger than a game.
Frugal Traveler: To the World Cup, the Long Way Round
A 16-day, four-country, two-canoe, one-4×4 alternative route to the World Cup in Brazil. Article and video.
NYT Sports: FIFA Looking Into Possible Use of Gay Slur by Mexican Fans
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Mexico team for what it has called the “improper conduct of spectators” at the World Cup.