Travel Blogs from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Boat from Santarem to Manaus - Day 81-82, Itacoatiara, Brazil travel blog

Boat from Santarem to Manaus - Day 81-82

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... in the electricity from somewhere but i'm not sure where?   Another football game was shown tonight on the top deck, Brazil versus Equator in a World Cup qualifier. A guy with a rope was moving the satellite dish when the boat changed direction. ...

Weekly Meeting - And Goodbye, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Weekly Meeting - And Goodbye

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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... . I think it is a difficult job, and she has stupid working times. from lunch time to 9 pm. And we traveled together to Belo Horizonte and left the bus on the way to the rodoviaria, because we thought it is cheaper and shorter, becuase we wanted to ...

Sad Day - A Great Travel Ends, Belo Horizonte and Ouro Preto, Brazil travel blog

Sad Day - A Great Travel Ends

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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... it was enough for us I guess ;) The only Problem was that it stopped every one to two hours. But after 17 hours we arrived Belo Horizonte (18.09) and I had to say good bye to Melih and to took the bus back to Ouro Preto. The weather was like I ...

Belo Horizonte II, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Belo Horizonte II

A travel blog entry by lisa_and_paul

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Concerning our reasons for choosing Belo Horizonte; culture, culture everywhere; some personalities; helping ourselves. We have been asked a few times why we chose Belo Horizonte to base ourselves for a month, rather than a more obvious choice such as Rio ...

Reunions and cake tasting, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Reunions and cake tasting

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... even close to being sufficient. It is unbelievable how cold these Brazilian bus' are! But anyway after restless sleep, I arrived in Belo Horizonte and walked from the Rodoviaria to where Alex was staying. It was about 7am when I arrived and he greeted ...

Chores, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Chores

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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Alex messaged me this morning telling me to meet him at Vera's place but when I arrived he wasn't even there. Apparently he had run off to do some chores or something so I sat on the couch with Rod watching house. I ate some lunch with Jess's family ...

A Tale of Two Cities, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

A Tale of Two Cities

A travel blog entry by jenandnige

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... (purely for the enjoyment -to- weight ratio). Leaving Ouro Preto, we caught a 2 hour bus journey to Belo Horizonte which is Brazil's 3rd city in size but possibly first in unattractiveness. Our Lonely Planet dedicated a whole paragraph to it's ...

Shopping for work clothes... blerghh, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Shopping for work clothes... blerghh

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... me with my Portuguese. They sing slowly so it is going to be easy to understand. Despite being the most popular type of music here in Brazil a lot of people think it's shit. I didn't like it at first but it's slowly starting to grow on me and I'm actually ...

Buscando oro, Ouro preto, belo horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Buscando oro

A travel blog entry by carlota

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Como teniamos previsto, dejamos valenša para irnos mas al interior, a la zona de belo horizonte, capital de minas gerais en un puebecito que se llama ouro preto, inicio de la ruta del oro que desembocaba por un lado en rio y por otro en paraty (por ...

Quick stop en route to Diamantina, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Quick stop en route to Diamantina

A travel blog entry by stevelegassick

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"Beautiful Horizon" is the third-biggest city in Brazil, and a very new one (late 1800's), but not really much to see other than the many beautiful women walking around the world's most confusing double-grid street ...

Dona Vera's back!, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Dona Vera's back!

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

I had a bit of a sleep in today because I deserved it. Doing nothing during the day can get pretty tiring at times. Dona Vera got back from a 2 week holiday to Ouro Preto today so I went to go and see her and the family. It was really good to catch up ...

Gym, then a quiet night in., Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Gym, then a quiet night in.

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

I got up pretty early today considering how late I've been going to bed lately. I went to the gym in the morning for about an hour and a half, and chatted to the guys working there for a bit afterwards before coming home and doing some more study. I'm ...

Dona Vera!, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Dona Vera!

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... Finding an apartment is a tough task in Brasil when you don┤t speak Portuguese!  I figured, because I had just arrived back in Belo Horizonte, I should go and see Jess┤s Grandma, Dona Vera! I went over for lunch, and she was pretty happy to see ...

Sertanejo and Study, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Sertanejo and Study

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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I'm really getting in the sertanejo groove so I went to the youtube playlist I've made and listened to these amazing tunes while I did some more study. I've started a bunch of courses in Education, courses in Biology, courses in Tourism, just ...

Another lazy day, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Another lazy day

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

I got up nice and early to go the gym this morning and that was about the extent of the things I did today. Most of my housemates are away on holidays back in their home towns for the weekend because everyone has Monday off. I did a little bit of study ...

Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Belo Horizonte

A travel blog entry by lisa_and_paul

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... trees.  It's an area where everything seems to grow, and we even passed some strawberry farms. We arrived in Belo Horizonte, the state capital, on Saturday evening, and our first impressions were excellent.  It is a clean and attractive city, ...

Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Minas Gerais

A travel blog entry by phileus_fogg

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... off to the airport in Foz de Iguazu to take me to the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais and the 3rd largest town in Brazil of Belo Horizonte. Since I spent $150 and whole lot of trouble to get my Brazilian visa I figured I should see a little more of ...

Lookouts :), Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Lookouts :)

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... areas with houses worth millions and millions of dollars. It's pretty special. I love lookouts. The mountains in the background though, are where Belo Horizonte (beautiful horizon) gets its name. Who ever name the place wasn't blind that's for ...

Efficient wedding chores, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Efficient wedding chores

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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To prove that guys are the most efficient sex, Alex and I had a bunch of stuff today. If we could do it we could save days off the wedding planning roster. First stop was back to the Mercado central to see what we could pick up as gifts for the wedding. ...

Wedding suit fittings!, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Wedding suit fittings!

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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Nothing in Brazil gets done before lunch time. The whole world revolves around eating. If you sleep in you don't have sufficient time to accomplish anything in the morning. Even if you get up early, everything is sort of slow to start up so it would take ...

A Mad Dash Across Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

A Mad Dash Across Belo Horizonte

A travel blog entry by kirsty.md

We left Ouro Preto at 5pm on the first of two buses to Porto Seguro. We had a 2 hour bus journey to Belo Horizonte and then an overnight bus to catch to Porto Seguro. Our first bus got stuck in traffic and arrived at 7.30pm at Belo Horizonte. We should ...

I have an apartment, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

I have an apartment

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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I moved house today. I was able to get a full refund from the Hostel that I was staying at and was also able to move into my new apartment today. As I said yesterday, it is in a good neighbourhood and I'm living with 4 guys. Marco, who lived in ...

Trivia night! WINNERS!, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Trivia night! WINNERS!

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... for me to get home, change again, and head to the quiz night at Bar do John (aussie bar), organised by the Gringos in Belo Horizonte. This meant no gym today, but I deserve a rest day. I had already pre registered our team, which meant we all knew ...

Making brigareiro and fail entering a festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Making brigareiro and fail entering a festival

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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I made plans with Deborah again today to go to a festival at Praca da Estacao as part of Belo Horizonte's birthday celebrations. It didn't start till 5 so she came over in the morning and tried to brazilianise me, by teaching me how to make brigadeiro. I ...

Food Truck Fair, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Food Truck Fair

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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It was another shitty rainy day today, but some of the guys from the English meeting decided to go to a food truck fair where a bunch of people take their food trucks along and sell different types of food. It was close to home, and I found a break in ...

Central market, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Central market

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... geese? Why not. Albino peacock? We let that guy fly around the store. There was an insane collection of birds from all over Brazil. They were cramped and it was kinda sad actually. The fish store wasn't much better, I don't know what a reasonable number ...

Study, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Study

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

I talked to Alex on Skype today, which was a highlight today :) The rest of the day I spent cooking and studying. Nothing terribly exciting. Just because I have finished my English course, It doesn't mean I'm going to stop learning things. I kind of wish ...

Housemates birthday= Gay bar, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Housemates birthday= Gay bar

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... a copy isnt good enough. Guta drove me back home, and we took this as an opportunity to pick up some more beer. The joys of Brazil and it's public drinking laws. When we got back to the bar we found everyone else. It was a mega gay bar, but Miller is gay ...

Belo Horizonte VI, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Belo Horizonte VI

A travel blog entry by lisa_and_paul

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Saying goodbye to Belo Horizonte; big art in a big garden; free cake. Leaving Belo Horizonte has been a sad and drawn-out process.  My lessons finished on Friday, and I was really sad to leave and to say goodbye to Flavia, who has been an excellent ...

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Belo Horizonte, Brazil travel blog

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... were leaving the stadium we had to pass through a massive sea of people lining the streets next to the world cup stadium. The Belo Horizonte soccer rivalry was on today between Cruzeiro and Atletico (Galo). It is a huge day on the BH soccer calendar and ...

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