Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Bernardo, 32
Marketing Manager @ Kayak
see his Belo Horizonte city guide

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm the marketing manager for a tech company. We work with music apps and websites which I LOVE because i'm really a music person. When I have some free time, I help people and smaller brands to engage in digital marketing to reach their marketing goals. I love people and helping people that what I like most about my skills: be a native digital is not really easy and I love to help things get done in this environment.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Classic Jazz female singers and some rock from the 80's

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Breaking Bad, Narcos Game of Thrones, House of Cards, How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory

Name some spots in Belo Horizonte that are good for a Tinder date.

Meet Me, NaSala, A Obra, O Rei do Espetinho, Night Market, Beb's

Who’s your hero and where in Belo Horizonte would you take them out for a serious hang?

I will take anyone special for a day out at Inhotim. A beautiful place to connect with arts, nature and get a little bit of peace so close to Belo.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Mostly when I travel but sometimes at the BH Outlet or Zara.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Barreiro, Venda Nova and nowhere after Pampulha. Don't know interesting places in these areas that worth visiting.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Walk around some old neighborhoods to see the houses and observe their architecture.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Belo Horizonte and where did you get it?

Japanese food at Sushi Naka. Like to try different cuisines, but some japanese stuff is really extreme.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Belo Horizonte that you particularly like?

Juramento 202, also known as Cervejaria Viela. Is a very hidden gem in a residential area that's so unique.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Belo Horizonte ? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

AA Wine Experience is probably the most expensive I usually go. It's a wonderful place for a fancy dinner with your wife/partner.

What restaurant in Belo Horizonte looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Café Palhares in downtown. Just order a KAOL and enjoy! Ah, they only accept cash.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Belo Horizonte ? Which one do you like?

GUAJA! All the drinks are awesome it's almost impossible to choose a favorite one.

Where would you take your partner in Belo Horizonte if you wanted to really pamper them?

My girl would love to go to a burger place with lots of bacons but a charming restaurants would be AA Wine Experience and Pellegrino

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Pão de Queijo: a small-sized bread made of cheese. It's delicious and you'll get addicted! Acaí is a fruit that you will find only here, have a nice taste and give lots of energy to all your touristic walkings. Pequi, it's weird yellow fruit that you need to scratch with your teeth to taste. It has a strong taste but I LOVE it and recommend that you give it a try.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Belo Horizonte ?

Eddie's Fine Burger. It's a burger place that tries to be like American burger joints but charges you like if you were in a fancy restaurant.

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Belo Horizonte ?

Chope da Fábrica, a local cheap and delicious restaurant that mostly locals visit.

What are the Belo Horizonte spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Praça da Liberdade for a run, Praça do Papa to watch the sunset. Parque da Serra do Curral for an incredible trail with rewarding view and the Pampulha complex, of course.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Belo Horizonte . How do you spend it?

Praça da Liberdade for a run, Praça do Papa to watch the sunset. Parque da Serra do Curral for an incredible trail with a rewarding view and the Pampulha complex, of course. Would have breakfast at Casa Bonomi then walk on Savassi for a while. Then I would reach Dona Lucinha and had a bit of original Minas Gerais cuisine for lunch. After that I could grab a cup of coffee at OOP or have an ice cream at Lullo. If I still had time for dinner, probably Sushi Naka would be the best spot.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Barcelona. All of they start with my initial. Just kidding, folks! They are really interesting and vibrant cities with lots of things to do for all sorts of people and mood.

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