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II Winter Meeting of Travel Bloggers

Post updated on 12/22/2021

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Official photo of the 2nd Winter Travel Blogger Meeting (#eibv2).Photo taken by Fabricia do Rumos in Rotas

II Meeting of Travel Bloggers Winter – São João del Rei – Minas Gerais

#eibv2 – We at D&D Mundo Aforahave just participated in our first blogger meeting.The 2nd Winter Meeting of Travel Bloggerstook place from August 14 to 16, 2015, in São João del Rei and Tiradentes, historic cities in Minas Gerais.

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And in this post, let’s tell you everything that happened there these two days.Stay with us until the end.There was a lot of cool stuff.


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THE WINTER MEETING OF TRAVEL BLOGGERS

First of all, it was a great event.People we already admired virtually are now part of our friends list!!!

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Schedule of the Winter Meeting of Travel Bloggers

The event, which was organized by Antônio Rômulo, from blog Retrip, started on Friday night (14th).

But as we only arrived on Saturday in the morning, we missed some (few) activities.The ones held on Friday and the first ones on Saturday, which were:

knowing about the process of manufacturing tin parts.We hear from other bloggers that the products are beautiful and are only produced in São João del Rei.

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Despite not having participated in the activity, the company Imperial Estanho, who was one of the partners of the event, presented us (and all the other bloggers) with a small cup made of tin to keep as a souvenir!Thank you very much.

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Toast offered by Imperial Estanho – II Winter Meeting of Travel Bloggers

Cachaça tasting;

Introduction of the receptive Rumos em Rotasof São João del Rei, another partner who was responsible for guiding us between the attractions in both cities;

Talk with dear Cris Marques, from blogInside the Backpack(Update 2017– The blogfrom Cris has changed her name – now it is Roots of the World).

Cris talked about how she transformed blogin your current job.He lives traveling around the world.

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Lecture by Cris Marques

Our itinerary at the Winter Meeting of Travel Bloggers

Our program in the city began when we arrived at Pousada Buonabitacoloto do the check in.

Next, we head to the Garden Hill Resort, which is practically next to the Pousada, at the entrance to São João del Rei, to participate of the official event.

Lectures

As I said, there was still time to watch the final moments of Cris’ lecture and then , that of Fábio Lima, from blogIntrip.He gave some really cool tips on how to make a presentation to fundraise for content projects, like blogs, of course!

One one of the examples that Fábio gave us was how he got the funds for his project De Carona com a Walentina, in which he and a friend traveled to southern Brazil for 25 days aboard a van, to Valentina.The final product was a video telling how those moments were.

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Lecture by Fábio

Typical lunch

After , all of us (17 blogs– they are listed at the end of this post) went to lunch at the Albatroz restaurant, at the Garden Hill Resort, which was also a partner in the Meeting .

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2nd Winter Travel Bloggers Meeting – lunch at the Garden Hill hotel restaurant

The menu could not have been different: typical Minas Gerais food – rice, tropeiro beans, chicken with okra, ribs inpork, sausage, cabbage, crackling, pork, chicken with ora pro nobisand angu.

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Lunch at the Garden Hill hotel restaurant

Rent a car and enjoy

To have freedom to travel both in Brazil and abroad, having a car availablecan help a lot, especially if you are traveling with the elderly or children.No photography is allowed there.

We also passed in front of the Museu Padre Toledo, where the first meeting of the Inconfidência Mineira took place;and walk along Largo das Forras, in the city center.

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Legends of St.

The return to São João del Reitook place late in the afternoon.

After resting for a while at the Pousada, in the evening, we went to watch the beautiful show Lendas São Joanenses.

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Who follows the blog we hardly participate in activities at night, but this event is not to be missed and very cool.The show started in Rosário Church Square and ended in front of Pilar Church.

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Sunday: second day of the Winter Meeting of Travel Bloggers

On Sunday, after a delicious breakfast at the Pousada, we went to attend a mass in the Church of São Francisco de Assis, with Gregorian chant.

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Later, while mamisand Danubia were walking through the streets of the historic center of São João del Rei, the rest of the group and I went to Serra do Lenheiro.

We walked for about 15 minutes (actually, we went up for about 15 minutes, lol) to a 90-meter high wall made up of some rock figures.

According to information from Rumos em Rotas, the figures are dated from around six to nine thousand years.

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Group of bloggers at Serra do Lenheiro in São João del Rei

Farewell lunch

At around 1 pm, we return to the center of São João del Rei and head to the Finger’s Restaurant, which presented us with a menu Wonderful tasting.

There, we had the opportunity to taste several delicious dishes.

Starter of banana canapé with pepper jelly;acarajé mineiro* (without the use of palm oil and composed of bean balls, accompanied by sausage filling, jerky, lemongrass vinaigrette and curd cheese);fondue mineiro, with angu, cabbage, egg yolk, sausage and crackling;and filet with Catauá cheeseand Greek style rice.

To close, dessert of strawberries in wine(we didn’t try it, as we had already left) .

*According to Ana Cristina Pires, from Dedo de Moça Restaurant, this dish won first place in 2013 at the city’s Happy Hour Gastronomic Festival.

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Tasting menu at Dedo de Moça Restaurant in São João del Rei

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Tasting of Catauá cheese

During lunch, we still had the opportunityage to taste the cheese Catauá, which is typical of the city and also delicious.

In fact, the production of this cheese has passed through the hands of the same family – from generation to generation. generation – around 200 years ago.

Catauá is an artisanal cheese from Mantiqueira, made from raw milk.

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Catauá Cheese at Dedo de Moça Restaurant in São João del Rei

End of the 2nd Winter Meeting of Travel Bloggers

After lunch, some bloggers were still in the city to see other sights and we, from D&D Mundo Afora, returned home with a taste of “I want more”!

It was a wonderful event.

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