How to Build South America #4

The last episode of our documentary “How to build South America” has been a while ago now. Because such a cooperation across continents and oceans becomes increasingly complicated when a global pandemic breaks out 🙂 But despite one of the world’s strictest and longest lockdowns in Argentina, we were able to continue building together across the distance. In our latest episode you can see what has happened in the past few months and what building Rio under Covid-19-measurements currently looks like.

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  • Leider, für uns Brasilianer und Deutsche aus Hamburg, wird den Autos eine Enttäuschung sein.
    Es gab im Brasilien, besonders Rio De Janeiro, NIE eine Toyota Land Cruiser vom Polizei
    Es gab im Brasilien, NIE eine Renault Bus vom Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro
    Diese Modelle vom Busse sind nur Europär. Für Brasilianische Modell Autode des Masstab H0 ode 1:87 gibt es viele modelle vom De Agostini ins Plastik die am Mercado Livre zum Verkauf ist- Policia Chevrolet Veraneio, zum Beispiel. Das wäre Richtig statt eine Toyota Land Cruiser https://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-1036462342-miniatura-gm-veraneio-patamo-policia-mi-rio-143-fasciculo-_JM#searchVariation=39479367761&position=2&type=item&tracking_id=f836061e-ff9f-4b36-b5fb-6c642da1e409

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  • Hello Wunderlandians, It is really great to see that you are building a part of Brazil in this amazing place that is Miniatur Wunderland. I am from São Paulo, Brazil and a huge fan about all your work. I visited MW in 2016 when I was doing an exchange program in Maastricht and had the great opportunity to visit Hamburg. (I was with tears in my eyes walking around in every Theme World overthere, thank you so much for this, lifetime experience and I want to come back soon) Anyway…. I saw all the videos about the South America build up and I’ve loved them. But a thing got stick in my mind that was not mentioned in any video and it is a really import thing about Rio’s day-by-day culture… Where are the yellow taxis (Normally Fiats ~ Sienas, Doblos, and many others from the Italian company, and also Volkswagens) that full up every corner of the city. (I have family over there, and we are proud about them, as we love to complain about them at the same time rsrsrs). Another thing that is really common to see in Rio about vehicles are some VUC trucks from Mercedes that make delliveries of suppliers for small business. Inside the city there are normally two types of commuter buses, the ones that were shown on the video for more local services and the BRT articulated blue buses that runs in specials lines on the west and north part of the city, normally this buses are VERY VERY and VERY crowed with people standing that sometimes the doors don’t even close properly. There also a lot of white vans that offer legal (and illegal) transport through the city. Besides A LOT of motocycles that runs to dellivery online order foods or documents between business. Another transport system that Brazilians and Cariocas are a bit proud of is the bus network that connects the whole country (because we don’t have a trains system to do so, only the commuter ones that service big cities) On Rio the main company of these type of buses is 1001 and normally connects Rio to São Paulo and other cities by double-decker sleeper options. There is even a service (not from 1001) that goes from Rio (Novo Rio Bus Terminal) up to Bogota, Colombia, via São Paulo, cities on Peru and Ecuador. Anyway these are just some details about some hidden curiosities in Rio. But I think that the most important one the yellow taxis, one of the things that makes Rio really recognizable by Brazilians walking on Rio’s streets (Ah! just a note, taxis in Rio are from car models younger than 10 years, the municipality request them to be out of service if they have more then 10 years of been manufacturay) Thank you very much for all the great job you all are doing. It really cheers me up to see Brazil been represented, and I am sure that it will really cheer up Brazilians and Cariocas as well.

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