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Stories and Tips Belo Horizonte

Self-Service Restaurants

Written by daviebee on 25 Jan, 2005

Before I went to Brazil, I thought there were basically two kinds of restaurant - one where you choose a dish and pay a fixed amount for it and the other the all-you-can-eat system, where you pay a lump sum and then attempt to get…Read More

Churrasco (Barbeque)

Written by daviebee on 24 Jan, 2005

I have spent a total of 12 months in Brazil, and I haven’t met a single vegetarian yet. It may be that they were just keeping quiet or perhaps I move in particularly carnivorous circles while I’m there. However, I suspect the real…Read More

Eating Out

Written by daviebee on 24 Jan, 2005

The food in Brazil is fantastic, the food of Minas Gerais is particularly fantastic, and Belo Horizonte has enough great bars and restaurants to last a lifetime. Add this together and what do you get? Gastronomic Heaven! In my opinion, there are three major…Read More

Poverty and Crime

Written by daviebee on 26 Jan, 2005

Like many Brazilian cities, the differences between rich and poor in Belo Horizonte are stark. Rather than the gradual change from wealthy to poorer areas that you find in Europe or the US, the rich often live right across the road or round the…Read More

Some Characteristics of Belo Horizonte..

Written by ademir on 11 Nov, 2000

Belo Horizonte, the first modern Brazilian city to spring from an architect's drawing board, was especially designed for its role as the capital of the state of Minas Gerais. Its wide, landscaped avenues and carefully planned residential suburbs have, however, suffered the impact of the…Read More

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