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Belo Horizonte Travel Tips – cuisine, arts and culture!

Belo Horizonte (Beautiful Horizon) – in Minas Gerais state – was the first brazilian planned city. One interesting aspect of the original design is the abundance of parks and squares. The city is known in Brazil as the ‘national capital of the pub’. Belo Horizonte has the highest concentration of bars and pubs per capita […]

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Top 04 places for singles to meet up in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro – Brazil has been voted the 3rd top destinations for singles. So Highway Brazil set up a list of places to meet up and find new freinds and passions. Brazilians are generally well homoured and open to talks/chats. The beach is the best place to meet people. 01- Bar Belmonte – Leblon […]

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03 great craft beers you must taste in Rio de Janeiro

‘Uma gelada’ (translates as ‘an icy’ on google) thats how brazilians ask for a cold beer at bars, obviously due to high average anual temperatures. More than 90% of beers are pilsen and roughly the same percentage are concentrated in 05 brands of the Inbev brewery. You’ll find them in 99% of all bars, pubs […]

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Ouro Preto – ‘Black Gold’ in countryside Brazil

Ouro Preto Brazil (Black Gold) is a small historic and touristic town located in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais. Its a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ouro Preto was at one time the most populous city in Latin America, with an estimated population of 80 thousand people back in 1750. At that time, the population of New York was […]

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Experience Brazil: Pirenópolis – Day 03

The natural beauties and the sheer charm of the small colonial town of Pirenópolis in the midwest state of Goias – Brazil were the mane arguments for making it the first place the Olympic torch would visit after the capital – Brasília. Its colonial – neoclassical style architecture throws visitors back some 200 years in […]

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Experience Brazil – Pirenopolis – Day 02

Pirenopolis Brazil thrived through its gold mine era being a regional influence through the XVIII and XIX centuries – those golden days are behind it, but the town still mines its quartz stone and the jewelry scene with brazilian gems. Some of the production and other handcraft can be seen in the little stores in […]

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Brazil’s 10 Best Tropicalia Albums: Pop, Psychedelia & Politics

The late 1960s in Brazil saw the emergence of a short-lived though immensely prolific musical movement: Tropicalia. Combining genres like Samba or Forró with experimentalism and psychedelia, Tropicália engaged with political issues that had real relevance for Brazil, which at the time was living under a military dictatorship. It is not surprising that many Tropicália […]

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Belo Horizonte nightlife – Savassi – Day 03

We start the day with a visit to the Praça do Papa (Pope’s Square), nice people, families, childrens, picnics and a great view of the city. Near the square is the famous Rua do Amendoin (Peanuts Street). A lot of people go there to check out the mystery of the slope. By car, exit, leaving the engine […]

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Belo Horizonte – Liberty Square and Mangabeiras Park – Day 02

Our second day starts with a walk in the heart of Belo Horizonte at the Praça da Liberdade (Liberty Square). Getting there is easy, there are more than 20 bus lines that pass through there every day, just read the itinerary that is written next to the bus door. A taxi is not expensive if you are near […]

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