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Eddie
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11/05/2002
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Has anyone ever noticed how the male announcer at Rio airport says the flight arrivals and departure
times. It sounds like somebody is giving him a head job (Aussie talk for a Monica Lewinski/Bill Clinton interlude) while he's announcing the flight information.
I cracked up laughing, the first time I heard his long dulcet tones out of the loud speaker.
Apparently, according to my prima, "he's a bit of a legend in Brasil??????"


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11/06/2002
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His voice tolls the coming of Saudades since you here him in the departure lounge and bar and you are leaving civilized and partly civilized heaven on earth, Rio De Janeiro.


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11/06/2002
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His voice tolls the coming of Saudades since you here him in the departure lounge and bar and you are leaving civilized and partly civilized heaven on earth, Rio De Janeiro.



Actually, "I beg to differ there."
Usually I have to stop in at Rio, before flying to a better heaven in Salvador da Bahia. I like Rio, "but there are far better places to visit in Brasil.


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11/06/2002
14:29:57
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Why is Salvador nicer than Rio de Janeiro? I want to know.


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11/06/2002
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I like Salvador da Bahia better than Rio for many reasons. Salvador has a better vibe (there’s a lot more happening on the streets, especially at night), more culture, better music, better cuisine, friendlier people and nicer looking girls.
I like Salvador because it is less of a Westerner’s tourist hang out. Travelling from Australia to the other side of the globe, I want to hang out with the locals not meet fellow Australians or Americans, English, etc. In Salvador, I get to stay away from the touristy types, while in Rio, I see them everywhere. All tours catering for Brasil / South America, always take in Rio and seem leave out Salvador (which is fine by me).
Rio as a city is very pleasant on the eye and yes it is “cidade maravilhosa”, but the tourist vibe doesn’t do much for me. I hear too many English voices on the streets for my liking. I must admit though, it does have the better atmosphere for futebol.

P.S: I also have a personal bias towards Salvador "due to the fact, that I have family and many friends living there."




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11/08/2002
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I believe the announcer is female. I read a large newspaper story where this woman was voted the sexiest airport anouncer in the world.

In response to the many people that declare Rio de Janeiro to be "maravilhoso" I believe that your opinion would change once you become involved in the justice system, lawyers and general legal transactions with regular Brazilians. My 10 year experience is that the degree of dishonesty is dramatically higher in Cabo Frio \ Rio de Janeiro \ Nova Friburgo all cities in the state of RJ.
My 10 year experience has been one filled to the top with dishonest people.

My experience.


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11/08/2002
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Please teel us more about Salvador...for me 15 trips from Hawaii and 2 years in Copa is not enough...I can put up with all the downsides but the feeling is real.

Salvador for me was too tranquil...other than one night with Daniela Mercury and Olu Dum...well where do you stay, where do you find the music and food...can you be more specific...

Super obrigado,

Jay nvb@hawaiian.net


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11/10/2002
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Eddie,
Just to confirm that the speaker is a female. And she's considered one the most sexy voices of Brazil. How could you?
regards from Melbourne


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11/10/2002
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The airport's voice, as she is known, is called Íris Lettieri


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11/10/2002
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Salvador for me was too tranquil...other than one night with Daniela Mercury and Olu Dum...well where do you stay, where do you find the music and food...can you be more specific...



In Salvador, I normally stay with my relos or friends. I wouldn't have a clue about accomodation. "Try the Brasil Lonely Planet guide book. That's what I use, when I'm travelling in Brasil." As for music, "music flyers are normally plastered all over the city." In Pelourinho on Tuesday nights, "it's normally party night with Olodum."
As for food, "it's easily available everywhere even in the shopping centre food courts. The street food of acaraje, is available on many street corner in Salvador. Also down at the beaches, there is a variety of food to choose from."



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11/10/2002
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Eddie,
Just to confirm that the speaker is a female. And she's considered one the most sexy voices of Brazil.


I normally arrive in Rio at about midnight from Australia and "I swear that announcer is male."
Can anybody please confirm this? Dating back to December '92, when I first visited Brasil.



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11/11/2002
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EDDIE:
believe me or not SHE'S FEMALE! she's got a very deep voice but she's a female.
how do you manage to get into Rio from Oz at midnight? I got there via Aukland-B Aires (last year) and via Jburg (this year) and arrived both times in the morning.
maybe you visited another country! did they speak portuguese? i guess it was Portugal!
Just kidding mate!


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11/11/2002
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As observed before

Rio's "airport voice" is a woman. She's an actress and has been doing this for two decades or more and her name is Iris Lettieri.

Go to Google, type her name "Íris (with or without an accent) and you will find several references to her. This one for example:

I was very impressed with the old fashioned, human-touch approach when I listened to the public address system at the international airport at Rio de Janeiro. The airport folks hired an actress, Iris Lettieri,[MLa: cq: ] to read the announcements, both in Portuguese and low and breathy, accented English.

"Dehll-tah, Flide Sero Juan Fife, now boar-r-r-d-heen," she purred as I gathered my bags to leave.

Did I detected a trace of regret in her voice, as though she were sorry to see me just walk out like that? I felt a lump in my throat and wondered if the ticket was refundable.

At the other end of the flight, whose voice greeted me? The robot voice on the subway between concourses at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport. Too harsh.



can be found here: http://www.news-journalonline.com/2002/Jan/4/FOOTNOTE.htm


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11/12/2002
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Listen to this in http://interact.uoregon.edu/MediaLit/WFAE/readings/kidsnoise.html

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A Chicago Tribune article noted that the Rio International Airport has become an attraction for citizens and travelers alike. People visit the airport, not to see its architecture, but to listen to the ' trembling, hypnotic, deep, breathless, and beautiful voice' which announces the daily departure flights. In a time when terminal announcements are rarely clearly heard, Rio has modified their informational system so as to attract and please the listener. A major contribution has been the selection of Iris Lettieri, a former actress and media reporter, as the flight arrival and departure announcer. She has perfected a vocal style that has eliminated the annoyance many find listening to terminal announcements. Her style enriches the sound of a busy terminal building.




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