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The Museu Mineiro in Belo Horizonte not only has the best cafe/restaurant attached to any museum or gallery anywhere in the world, it is also a tiny place. But it has one room that is so packed with Religious Read the rest


Belo Horizonte in Brazil has a free music week that we just happened to walk right into the middle of this July. We were fortunate not only to cool off to the jazz in the Praça da Liberdade but also Read the rest


Aside from travel to travel’s sake, football, food and music, a very fine reason to visit Brazil is architecture and specifically the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer. So, we thought, “Let’s go to Brasilia”. Oh dear.

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Chefs and FOH hard at it in Zuka.

Food in Brazil – well, in Belo Horizonte and Rio – is carby, protein, sweet and salty, and it’s all washed down with beer or the many types of local sugar-spirit called Cachaça. Brasilia? Yes, we went there. We ate

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Brazil 2015 - At the Maracana - Flamengo vs Figueirense.

Ever since I saw a picture of the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, I was seven years old, it was 1970, it has been a magical place to me. So when in Rio, I had to visit.

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Belo Horizonte sits inland and reminded at least one of us of Birmingham (it even comes with its own language accent). It is a planned city, built in the 1890s to provide for the mining community and business that was

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