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What do you do and why do you do it?
I'm a Project Manager and trying finish my second MBA. I'm a Uber Driver in Boston, as driver I can do my schedule and I can study, hang out with friends, make trips and work when I want.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
I love Classic Rock, Jazz and Blues, but when I'm down, usually I listen Bossa Nova (Brazilian Jazz) and I love Elis Regina (singer). My playlist is only for her, when I'm sad.
What are the best TV shows of all time?
This is a trick question because I'm a real fan for X-Files (was part for my teenage) but I can put in category: Scify= X-Files / Drama= House of Cards / from Books= Game of Thones / from Comic Books= Dare Devil / for funny time= Supernatural / animated= Justice League. But for me it is impossible chose just one, I'm try always do my top 5 (and when I do, almost broken my heart :D).
Name some spots in Boston that are good for a Tinder date.
Boston is a season city. For Tinder date, my tip is a Nero Caffe in downtown, but for a real first date is another tip. Summer = The Barking Crab in Seaport (you can enjoy stay outside) / Autumn= New England Aquarium (because near have a lot restaurants and pubs if the date want more time) / Winter= Frog Pond in Common (you can have fun with ice skating) / Spring = Faneuil Market (it is a historical place, is open air and have many places for go after if you want extend your night)
Who’s your hero and where in Boston would you take them out for a serious hang?
Miyamoto Musashi. I will take for drink a beer in the olds pub for all americas (The Bell In Hand Tavern) and after go to The Black Rose for eat and drink in a real Irish Place.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
Well I love buy my tshirts in Wallmart, but usually I go to CambridgeSide Galeria for buy clothes. If you life style is more fancy, your place is Newbury St.
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
All Metro Boston is pretty safe and the Boston PD is totally trusty.
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
Go to Museum of Science in friday night, they have a program in the planetarium with a sound track by Dark Side of the Moon from Pink Floyd. :'(
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Boston and where did you get it?
The best dish in Boston is seafoods. The lobster here is amazing, Legal Sea Foods in Marina Bay is a excellent choice, because the seafood is fresh and they have a amazing view for the harbor.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Boston that you particularly like?
Wally, is a Jazz place in Back Bay. Good music and very hidden. Historical place.
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Boston? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
Top of the Hub. We are in 4 and the total more than thousand...
What restaurant in Boston looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
I like 'The Full Rack Smokehouse" in East Boston. They look like a pub from country roads, but they have the best Smoke Ribs that I taste here in USA.
Where can you get the best cocktail in Boston? Which one do you like?
I don't like cocktail, so I can't give a tip for the best places, but if you want taste a good drinks with fruits, go to "Fogo no Chão" in Copley Square. They have a "Caipirinha" is a brazilian drink and is the best barbecue from Boston.
Where would you take your partner in Boston if you wanted to really pamper them?
I like go to places outside from downtown. I love small pubs. There they take care about you and a big part have good food. For eat Ribs is in East Boston, for Lobster is in Charleston, for drink beer is in Back Bay (with jazz), for pasta is in Quincy.
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
My country is expecialisty in appetizers and my city have a festival for many bar/pub dispute who have the best. My number one is dry beef (is not a jerky beef) with yucca (carne seca com mandioca).
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Boston?
I don't know. I think that every place somebody can fall in love and somebody can hate.
What’s the one place you think is underrated in Boston?
Charles River. For me, he is the soul from Boston.
What are the Boston spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Do you can't come to Boston and don't go to Fenway Park Stadium. The Fenway isn't about baseball is about how the Bostonian love the Red Sox's.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Boston. How do you spend it?
My brunch will be in Top of the Hub (the beatiful view from the city), walk to Fenway Park, go to Samuel Adams Brew drink the best American beer, go to Charles River for see the sunset and the city light up, make a dinner in Charleston and go to The Bebop for drink a Guinness and enjoy a good music.
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Belo Horizonte / Brazil. Why?!! Because there have the best food from all world anda the beer always is almost freezing. :D