Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Carol, 33
English Language Teacher
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm an English language teacher . I love what I do . I personally like getting to know different people, cultures and traditions. So, once I teach a foreign language , I believe my job really contribues to that .

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

Light-hearted songs to cheer me up :) I actually have a playlist on spotify called "buddhify" ! I always play it whenever I need to cool off, chill out or raise my vibrations :)

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Friends, stranger things.

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

Beb's

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

I have so many real heros and some other fictional one as well...but the first thing that came to my mind right now was hanging out with 'Thor' at 'Svarten Mugg Taverna' sipping some ice cold draft beer and tasting some viking dishes !

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

There is not really an specific place I go shopping for clothes. As long as it fits my taste,mood and my pocket...I'm in :)

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

slums at night

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

Riding a bike around Pampulha's Lake

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

I don't really remember to be honest

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

Laicos

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?

Taste Vin

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

Most of the restaurants in Mercado Central

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

MeetMe ( Caipirinha de frutas vermelhas)

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

AA Wine Experience

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

Pao de queijo, coxinha, pastel,feijoada, brigadeiro ! Try them all :)

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

Nightclubs. As Brazil's capital of bars,I believe we have a much better tradition and a far greater variety when it comes to bars.

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

The teathers. I believe people should attend plays more often in BH. Most of the plays produced in BH are undervalued.

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

City Central Market, Mangabeiras (Praça do Papa and Mirante da Mata), Inhotim ( it's not located in the city but it's close enough from Belo Horizonte for you not to miss it :)

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

I would definitely start my day by grabbing some nice coffee at "Café com Letras" which is a café located inside CCBB (one of the museums by Praça da Liberdade) and spend the rest of my day in the square surroundings.

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

Rio de Janeiro . Rio has got it all ! Beaches, beautiful nature, urban centers, music, fun and an inexplicable atmosphere!

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