Time of Rio is a taste of our project about Rio de Janeiro, nature, city and life. Produced using different image production techniques, like slow motion sequences, Time Lapse, Hyper Lapse, Rails and Motion Controllers.
“Asi es la vida,” Colombians often say. That’s life… while the rain slows things down, kids often don’t go to school, business close in the rain, the streets full of vendors empty out, if you are caught out in the rain you’ll duck into a café until it passes… then life goes on. I must say, though, I am very greatful that I packed an umbrella.
This is a video I made of my recent trip through Asia, it just begins to capture the beauty of the culture, people, and environment there. I can’t wait to return someday…
I think anyone reading this will know that I work for a company called Backroads. Just in case, however, Backroads is an “active travel” company that takes people on outdoors trips all over the world. Once a year, as a gift to its hard-working employees, our boss treats us to an all-expenses paid biking trip together somewhere in the world. This year it was Spain, thus the idea for this whole trip.
However, the people here [Colombia] are as diverse as the landscape. There are dark skinned and light skinned people, curly haired and straight haired people, girls with full soft bellies and girls with ity-bity little waists, men who are tall and thin and those who are big and beefy. So you get my point… the people here come in all sizes and shapes. What cracks me up is when you peer in the shop windows, you won’t see just small waify manakins like in the U.S… you’ll see men with facial hair and toupee’s, you’ll see manikins for larger women, and my favorite… is the triple DDD manikin!
I arrived in Asheville, North Carolina not knowing exactly what to expect. My cousin told me it was a great little town and was the most progressive spot in the region. I rode my bike from the hotel to the downtown area and took a seat in a taproom called ‘The Thirsty Monk’. While perusing the draught choices a young woman starting talking to me. She told me it was pint night and offered me a sip of her beer to see if I might like that one. I did, and we were off to chatting.
Kat is a student at Warren Wilson University in Asheville and is writing up her senior thesis. The topic? Creating bike tours that move from organic farm to organic farm in order to educate people about a more sustainable lifestyle and agriculture. Needless to say we had plenty to talk about.
“The U.S. Bicycle Route System will connect communities across the nation. It will make important cultural and scenic destinations accessible by bicycle. It will bring dollars back to our communities, help fight obesity, and make it easier for Americans to travel without cars. It will immerse us in our local, living landscapes, and recalibrate our [...]
By: Andrew Wade “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine. Travel helps broaden the mind. It is the consequence of travel where the true expansion is achieved. Travel opens a doorway for the individual to seek out new experiences and be open to the [...]
From: The Nomad’s Notepad Matt Sulkis: I have decided that the best way to keep in touch with the people I care about right now is by doing a blog. I have also been trying to motivate myself to write all of these crazy experiences down. So much has been happening and I think there’s [...]
And these children, with a history so different from mine, have become my friends, and helped me grow up. I have seen many choose the right path, finding the strength to fight against their perennial insecurities and difficulties of daily life. Others have failed to get rid of the nightmares of the past and find shelter from the storms of this. All, however, have told me something. This experience has made me the person I am now. It gave me the lens through which to view the world. It has convinced me that the right to family and education are crucial, just like the right to food.