Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Priscila, 34
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I work with tourism and I love my profession because I get to know different cultures, food and new landscapes.

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

John Mayer, Jorge Drexler, Adele

What are the best TV shows of all time?

I'm a series lover. But the best ones are Friends, How I Met Your Mother, House of Cards and Game of Thrones.

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

BH is full with good places. I sugest Laicos, A paodequeijaria, Edificio Maletta and Gruê Tapas.

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

My hero is my father and I wold take him to Mercado Central to eat some tradicional food and fruits.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I like to buy in local stores and during trips, so I can find diferent items.

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

Ribeirão das Neves. It's a place that I never go. :-)

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

I would love to hang out more in the city parks. I think that everybody should do this more often.

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

Once I´ve tried tripes that is a very common dish but I definitely don’t like.

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

Agosto Botiquim - is located in a calm and full of trees street in a great neighborhood called Prado.

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?

Vecchio Sogno restaurant | The meal was a ristotto and meat that costed 130 reais

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

Some restaurants and bars from the city center have a sloppy presentation but the food is great.

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

Bomshell bar (the one called Demônio with "limão capeta") | Butchery (the one with champagne)

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

To the seafood restaurant called Pecatore in Sapucaí street. They have great menu, wines and

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

Minas Gerais is a great place to eat! I recommend try torresmo, pão de queijo, pastel de angu and brigadeiro.

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

Some fancy restaurants

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

Praça da Assembléia and the central area.

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

Lagoa da Pampulha complex (especially Casa do Baile e Igreja da Pampulha), Mercado Central (central market), Praça da Liberdade and the Memorial Minas Gerais museum

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

I would go to Mercado Central to see the colors of the market, eat cheese, fruits and get lost in the halls full of diferent and tradicional stores.

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

Barcelona because is a complete city with beach, historical spots, great places to eat, good parks and great views.

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