historic cities of Minas Gerais , Barbacena and the rural area, incredible experiences in a few days.
My plans to visit the historic cities of Minas changed a little when a friend put me in touch with a friend of hers from Barbacena.
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I was going on a quiet journey when I had an opportunity
On my second or third day on the road through Minas Gerais, Cathy (an American friend who lived in Brazil for 2 years) introduced me to Cláudio, a friend of hers that I had already met on a trip to Rio de Janeiro a few years ago.
He offered me an air mattress in his room in Barbacena, a city that is close to some historic cities in Minas.
How was the route to Barbacena
Then I leave Capitólio (know how it was) for a long day on the road to Barbacena.
On this route, I visited one of the historic cities of Minas Geraus, São João del Rei, and took the opportunity to take a quick tour going to some listed houses and in front of the Nossa Senhora do Carmo Church.
I had a coffee and continued on my way because I still had another hour of road ahead.
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Arrival in Barbacena and a regional bar
Arriving in Barbacena, I met Cláudio downtown, we went to a pub bar even though he said it was legitimately Italian, Bar do Levi (Free traduction- Levi’s bar), and then we went to his house, a very nice all-wooden house, close to the mountains.
The idea of staying in Barbacena, in addition to the economy, was to get to know some of the Historic cities of Minas, such as Tiradentes.
I had seen its rich gastronomy on Pedro Benoliel’s program Tempero na Mochila, but in the end it was very rushed for my project O Mundo em Lanches as I decided to go to the rural area where Cláudio’s family has a farm.
So I took a quick walk around Tiradentes, had lunch in a self-service restaurant of regional food, and returned to Barbacena.
We left towards the farm in the daytime to pick up my colleague’s mother and enjoy the light on the dirt road.
Historic Cities of Minas Gerais and Roça Mineira
We arrived at the farm going straight to Adilson’s gricery store to meet Claudio’s uncle who was spending a few days there.
The grocery store was also a bar, but very simple.
We had to start the ritual by drinking a cachaça (sugar cane-rum) and then we went to the beer, the beer was named Kaiser (I like it), the 600ml bottle for R$ 4.50 (about $1), rural price – in SP it’s difficult to find beer at this price, probably not even the dealer pays for it.
Sunday was very calm, very calm for real.
We took a walk around the farm to try to solve the water problem. Even though it has an internal source, it was lacking due to the dry period.
Then I spent a few hours watching the cattle graze.
On the way back, at nightfall, we saw a herd of cattle being moved along the street. According to them, this is not normal there, so it was luck.
Historic cities of Minas Feraus, the farm changed my plans
I confess that my idea of going through the historic cities of Minas was not for the history, but to try to get more involved with the local cuisine, without success because my visit was very fast.
But the trip to the farm was pleasant and a difficult experience to find, it was very worth it.
Who am I?
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I’m Rodrigo Schmiegelow, an advertiser specializing in Digital Marketing, today I live as a Digital Nomad (what is it), in other words, that I have geographic freedom and can work from anywhere in the world.
I started a trip around the world to get to know places, cultures and regional cuisines and I will bring great surprises from these experiences.Follow the Project O Mundo em Lanches (The world in sandwiches) blog on Instagram, follow all the news and this new journey with the rescue of the motorcycle.