Porto Alegre, Brazil
Daniel, 41
IT Product Owner & Pianist
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a Product Owner working in IT projects and I'm a piano player in my free times. I'm graduated in System Analysis. After I conclude a MBA in Strategic IT Management and now I'm studying a Master degree in Strategic Design. I have always had a passion for music and technology. I have been playing the piano and keyboards since I was 15 years old in many rock/pop bands and also, I sang for more than 10 years at the university choir at PUCRS.

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

My favorite band in these cases is Legião Urbana. It is one of the most famous rock band here in Brazil. Many of their lyrics speak about love, broken hearted, and inspiron songs. My favorites songs of Legião Urbana are: "Índios", "Pais e Filhos", "Vento no Litoral" and "Quando o Sol Bater Na Janela do Teu Quarto".

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Games of Thrones and American The Voice

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I usually wear simple clothes when I'm not working in a company. A place with good prices to buy clothes is Shopping Total. A shopping mall where you can find several small stores, many options and styles and good prices.

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

I would like to have more free time to go in musicians performance at the town

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

Calçadão de Ipanema used to be a great point in Porto Alegre with lots of good restaurants and bars. Nowadays this place keep being a nice place to visit, walk around, practice sports and see the sunset. However at night became a dangerous local, and then all good spaces there or have closed, or became decadent places.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Porto Alegre that you particularly like?

Yellow Submarine is a Beatles-themed bar in Cidade Baixa neighborhood where you can eat a delicious pancake and drink nice cocktails.

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

The most expensive restaurant that I've ever went here was Daimu Japanese Cuisine. I've eaten a delicious sequence of sushi.

What restaurant in Porto Alegre looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

"Cavanhas" is a little simple bar, but has one of the bests hamburger here!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Porto Alegre? Which one do you like?

Sgt. Pepper's Bar is a very well-known pub in Porto Alegre where you can drink a special "Caipirinha" with Brazilian "Cachaça", my favorite cocktail. Also, you can eat a great food e listen a fantastic cover rock band on Fridays and Saturdays.

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

"Fried Polenta with Cheese" is delicious snacks to eat while drink some beers. Fried Polenta is made with Cooked Corn Meal and it's a lot better than French fries.

What are the Porto Alegre spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Walk around the "Usina do Gasômetro" and watch the sunset, it is the most beautiful sunset in the world!

Tomorrow’s your last day in Porto Alegre. How do you spend it?

My special options would be walking around the "Parque Farroupilha" and visit the "Brique da Redenção" market. These are the places where I always can find the true culture of Porto Alegre.

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

I had the opportunity to live in Melbourne, Australia for 7 months. I chose it because Melbourne is a wonderful city where you can find multicultural people, arts, music, entertainments and it's near to St Kilda Beach... it is my favority place in the world, not only for vacations, but to live there.

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