Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Globe Trekker - Brazil|
Actor: Ian Wright
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
2 Episodes on 1 DVD! Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and covers half of South America. The world's biggest jungle, The Amazon, fills nearly half of the country. Due to the colonial history, Brazilians spe... more »
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You gotta Trek this out!
Peter Stevens | Beverly, Massachusetts United States | 01/21/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you love travel, you will love the "Trekker" series. Excellent video and audio quality. I loved the tour guides. They were very personable and they covered the territory well. My in laws from Brasil loved it. Can't get a better stamp of approval than that! Ciao!"
Sexy Brazilian women
LF | USA | 02/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy travel videos. This one was a good one. It is divided into two sections. The Rio section focuses on Rio De Janeiro, and the Northeast section focuses on smaller towns and rural areas north of Rio.
The host is fine. His method is to visit cheap places to stay, and downtrodden areas. That's fine with me. It shows where the real people live. I'd much rather see that than see five star hotels and tourist traps. You can get tourist traps anywhere. Though they make a great vacation spot, tourist traps aren't as interesting for a video. I'd rather see how the people live.
If I was going to Brazil, I wouldn't go where this video takes us. I'd go to something safer and catering more to Americans who want to have a nice time. But for a video, I'll take this one.
This video is very sexy. The Brazilian women are so scantily dressed and the cameraman had us pointed in the right direction.
One reviewer said that the host must be gay, and that the host was terrible. What a stupid child. First of all, I didn't see any reason to think the host was gay. Second, so what if he was. There's no excuse for bigotry. You are no better than a gay person. People are people. And no, I'm not gay. I am completely out of patience with bigots."
Rio and the Brazilian Northeast...A super video tour!!!
George Browne | Houston, Texas USA | 03/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Globe Trekker (formerly Lonely Planet) DVD covers traveler Ian Wright's travels to Rio de Janeiro and the NorthEastern part of Brazil. Ian is a amiable and entertaining narrator who always manages to provide good travel info with a dash of humour. The primary cities covered in the DVD are Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza and Belem. Ian also detours off the tourist track into the interior of NorthEast Brazil but just for a bit. I love this DVD! It gives a very fine overview of the cities mentioned, though I wished they had spent more time on Recife and Fortaleza. Brazil is a wonderful place to visit with warm people and great food. This Globe Trekker presentation gives the viewer a small but delicious taste of what it would be like to travel to the NorthEastern part of the country and the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro. Take it from one who has been to Brasil several times, any of the cities covered in this DVD would be worth visiting and viewing this video tour will only spark your desire to head to the land of Samba and Carnival!
A travel video for travelers
K.W. | Zimbabwe Africa | 02/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is not a tourist video, it is a travel video, and Ian Wright is not a tour guide, he is a traveler, and a damn good one. What is a traveler you ask? Someone who is not afraid of trying new things and staying in places that most afluent or middle class Americans would likely avoid like the plague. Ian is not always the most well spoken nor educated about the places he visits, but in his defense, that is sort of the whole point of the series. Many people who saw this obviosly did not get it, but I am sure there are plenty of videos out there that will show you all the 5 star hotels, cruise ships, and tourist hot spots, if that is what you are interested in. One reviewer pointed out that not all of Brasil is poor. That is true. Only most of it is. If you like to travel, then Ian Wright is one of the best travel hosts I have seen. He will take you places most of us would never see, and it is very captivating."