Agriculture, simultaneous translation Brazilian Portuguese; our company worked with a group of Brazilian cotton producers who visited the cotton plantations in the United States, which was an excellent opportunity to learn more about the country’s agriculture. The cities visited were Lubbock in Texas, Memphis in Tennessee and Chicago in Illinois.
Lubbock is in western Texas and is the town of Buddy Holly; at visits to the University of Texas, the translation was almost always simultaneous; only for a few minutes did it have to be consecutive, but always using portable equipment. Memphis is a must for anyone who wants to visit the cradle of blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. In Beale Street, W. C. Handy put the first blues music on paper. Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash are famous. Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley is the second most visited home in the United States, and welcomes visitors from around the world who yearn to sneak a peek into the “King’s” life. The city has more sunny days in the year than Miami, and combines tradition and southern hospitality with modern living. The food is excellent, there are several art galleries and a bustling nightlife.
In Lubbock there is an interesting museum about the history of agriculture. In Memphis, right downtown, a great museum on the history of cotton. Simultaneous translation was used again during the follow-up technical visits to the cotton fields with portable equipment which worked extremely well. Some additional information about the cotton museum that is tucked away in the middle of downtown; admission costs ten dollars and the tour starts with a 15-minute explanatory video. Then you can just stroll around and look at the exhibits and watch additional videos. Many of the exhibits are interactive and not too crowded. It’s interesting to learn about the evolution of the cotton trade, the plantations, and the whole historical part of slavery.
Oh, a fun fact – the museum building was in a Tom Cruise movie! Our company specializes in simultaneous translation with English and Brazilian Portuguese; contact 11 9 9934 4647, speak to Vivian.