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Belo Horizonte: Planning Your Time

Jan 30, 11 Belo Horizonte: Planning Your Time

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The third largest city in Brazil by population, Belo Horizonte, or B.H. (bee-ah-GAH) to the locals, is nestled in the hills of the Serra do Curral, a small mountain range for which the city was originally named Curral D’El Rei (King´s Corral). The city is situated in a triangular position to Rio de Janeiro to the East and...

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Food & Shopping in Minas Gerais

Feb 13, 08 Food & Shopping in Minas Gerais

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The interior state of Minas Gerais is one of Brazil’s greatest travel regions. It is rich in history and culture and offers a glorious look at some of the most Brazilian festivals, foods, and fashions. The area is mountainous with plenty of rivers and waterfalls and many of the old, colonial towns still look like they did in...

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Review of Vecchio Sogno Restaurant in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Feb 13, 08 Review of Vecchio Sogno Restaurant in Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Fine Dining at the Foot of City Hall When in Belo Horizonte, most people end up spending much of their time in the Savassi and Lourdes areas, two of the more “noble” neighborhoods of the city, where plenty of food and shopping options are available for the choosing. Not far from these culinary centers is the reputed Vecchio...

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Shopping Highlights in Minas Gerais

Feb 13, 08 Shopping Highlights in Minas Gerais

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What to Buy and Where to Buy It Minas is a great place for shopping and if you know what to look for and where to look for it, you can find some of Brazil’s best prices. Specialties in the area are, of course, the items that are made or found there – most of which have been part of the regional culture for hundreds of years....

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Family Focusing on Food

Originality and diversity are the notable themes at Aromi, one of Belo Horizonte’s most diverse lunch spots. Using the traditional “a-quilo” buffet, Aromi is anything but typical with its recipes. Here you’ll find dishes from all culinary traditions, such as chicken and cheese crepes, pasta putanesca, or Mexican...

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Catching a Train From Ouro Preto to Mariana

Mar 31, 07 Catching a Train From Ouro Preto to Mariana

Posted by in Excursions, minas gerais, Where to Go

The cities of Ouro Preto and Mariana have recently inaugurated their very own Maria Fumaça train ride between the two towns. The train, which is a replica of a 19th century locomotive, takes about 20 minutes to make the trip and leaves from the Ouro Preto Estação do Trem in the lower part of town. It passes through the...

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