Monthly Archives: March 2011

March 25th, 2011

Rio Signs










March 22nd, 2011

Cristo from many angles





Posted in Brazil, Photography, Travel
March 15th, 2011

Video Carnaval Rio 2011

I thought it was worth to include this video from my friends Tapioca & Filmes.

Street Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro. Performing Orquestra Voadora in Women’s International Day, 8th March 2011.


Posted in Brazil, Film, Travel
March 12th, 2011

Brazilian advertising

I made a small collection of messages from businesses I found in the streets of Rio. It surprises me the fact that how different is their language for promoting themselves. Have a look at this:



Para você se sentir bem // For you to feel good. DRUGSTORE DROGASMIL



Tudo para você gostar da gente // Everything for you to like us. SUPERMARKET ZONA SUL



Energia que dá gosto // Energy that gives pleasure. MILK CHOCOLATE NESTLÉ

I constantly hear the words, gostar, sentir, curtir, adorar, amar… In Europe, at least in The Netherlands, this wouldn’t be serious. So it seems brazilians look at life in a more joyful way!


Well, this two could lead to many misunderstandings for spanish speakers:








March 5th, 2011

Photos Paraty e Trinidade








Posted in Brazil, Photography, Travel