|This Brazilian lady has lots of good info about where to go and what to do in Brazil. If you are planning a trip to Brazil, you need to visit as many Brazil Travel Resource sites as possible to get a balanced and realistic view of the country and what it offers from a tourism standpoint.
Comida di Buteco is now a bar food contest with branches in several Brazil cities. The original contest is the one in Belo Horizonte, aka Belô or BH (be-a-GAH), and which starts tonight (April 9 to May 9, with a closing party on May 16).
CLICK HERE to go to her site
Posted using ShareThis
- Click to go to New Destination – Belo Horzonte
The young man on the far right, who evidently is studying at the University of Kansas, wrote an informative article on drinking as a teenager in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Gives you some insight into Brazilian culture.
You seldom see drunks here and when you do, they are usually knocking back shots of cachaça at their local Boteco (cheap bar).
Ouro Preto is the old gold town (late 1600s) near Belo Horizonte. Easily reached by bus form Belo Horizonte and makes for a good day trip.
There is a new (for me) train available from Ouro Preto to the nearby old mining town of Mariana, founded in 1696 and Minas Gerais’ first capital.
> click here for train site
The links before have all the tourist info for the towns.
FolhaOnline annouced today that Google in cooperation with FIAT will offer Street View for the city of São Paulo. FIAT confirmed that they are in talks with Google. Google did not comment one way or the other. More news is expected next week.
UPDATE: 2 July 09
Globo Online Rio and Belo Horizonte will also have Google Street View. The photo operation will begin this Friday in BH and the service is expected to be ready in 6 to 8 months.
Belo Horizonte Bars
Aconchego da Floresta, a Belo Horizonte bar, serves great sorobim, meat kebabs, feijoada and other great bar food.
Aconchego, a Belo Horizonte bar serving a great mix of Minas Gerais and German food in the Alipio de Melo district, has live music on weekends.
Happy hour, cultural events and great food with a regional accent.
Bar do Careca, a traditional Belo Horizonte bar, is a favorite for its meat dishes and moqueca. Bar do Careca is a regular in Comida di Buteco, the city’s bar food contest.
Cafe Palhares, one of the oldest bars in Belo Horizonte, is famous for Kaol, its signature combo.
A Belo Horizonte bar with a grocery store history, serving rich meat dishes and some of the city’s famous winter broths.