São Tomé is a great place to adventure and exoterism.The atmosphere is something 'hippie', you can smell aromatic fumes almost everywhere, exoteric art, Peruvian clothes and workmanship.By the other side, there are lots of caves to explore,rivers,waterfalls...The most exciting place is the Carimbado Caverne.Many people say that it is a passage to...more
Rua Pernambuco 1045, Belo Horizonte, MG, Belo Horizonte, State of Mato Grosso, 30130151, Brazil
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
Rua Santa Rita Durao 1000 Savassi, Belo Horizonte, State of Mato Grosso, 30140-111, Brazil
Good for: Families
The medium price of inns= for Four(4) days with breakfast= US$ 80,00more
There are many restaurants, try 'O Alquimista'Is in a beautiful stone house... Almost all restaurant are specialist in Comida Mineira, Mireira's food, food of the State of Minas Gerais. This is pork, beef, cabbage,rice, with delicious flavors, and all made in stone pan.more
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Praca Savassi is the place to be.IThe area around this praca is just full of great restaurants and pubs. I sat all day in one of their open air pub/restaurant and met quite a few locals. Ended drinking till the midnight. Needless to say, I had a ball!! Neat casual.more
The Savassi District is loaded with nightclubs but I am not much of a club type so got you a list. When you get there, a few inquires will suffice CASAS NOTURNAS NIGHT LIFE ESTABLECIMIENTOS NOCTURNOS EXCESS CLUB MIX - R. Antônio de Albuquerque, 729 - Savassi Phone: 3225.2353 NEW SAGITARIUS NIGHT CLUB - R. Alfenas, 27 - Mangabeiras Phone:...more
Although the map looks like the city is well planned on a flat surface, in fact, this is a very hilly city. If you have a weak circulatory system, you will struggle going uphill. You better get to know the bus system!
It is very easy to get caught up in the matter of precious and semi-precious stones as this is one of the principal sources of these in Brazil.
There are a couple of competing entities who are prominent throughout all of Brazil's major cities. Their representatives and representation is seen in the finer hotels, they regularly have a team of sales people working the cruises, actually boarding the ships that make stops at Brazilian ports.
I'm not suggesting that their activity is wrong, to the contrary, they are a wonderful source of a wealth of information. More than that, if you happen to be on a cruise ship, either of these competitors will offer to take you on a complete and comprehensive tour of the city.
The trade off is that they want you to come to their showroom. Both of them have wonderful and creative simulations right at their showrooms which will give you a thumbnail virtual tour of a real mining operation. It is, of course, very well done.
We thoroughly enjoyed their company both on and off the ship. But do understand, they are consummate professionals and this is their business. They make their living by the carrot and stick method, luring you to their showroom and bending every effort to sell you a ring, a necklace, tiara, you name it and they can deliver.
If you know how to contain yourselves, this is a source of very inexpensive ways of getting a half day tour, but go in with your eyes wide open. When they start to pout, gently remind them how often they told you there was no obligation.
We enjoyed their company both on and off the ship, had wonderful tours of both Rio de Janeiro and Recife and learned a little about the way to indentify the better from lesser quality gems. In the world of fine gems, they speak often of the Three C's, cut, clarity and carat. I would modify that to Cut, Clarity , and most important of all, CAREFUL.
Let's find out little more about this subject of gems. Visit with me at the travelogue which has been prepared.
Walk in the the Praca de Liberdade (pictured above) This is a very nice area of Belo Horizonte lined with very tall palm trees. At the end of this park is the Palacio da Liberdade,a French style mansion. The friendly people of Belo Horizonte. I made a few friends there, just by hanging around the pubs in Savassi.more