Practical Information in Belo horizonteEdit This
Belo Horizonte is located in the southeast of Brazil and is the capital of Minas Gerais. It's an amazing place with several parks, including the beautiful "Parque das Mangabeiras," from where you can have a spectacular view of the city. Here is some practical information that will help you make the most of your visit to Belo Horizonte.
While you are in Belo Horizonte you will surely use your telephone and you need to be aware of the country and area code in case someone from back home wants to phone you. The international code for Brazil is 55 and the area code for Belo Horizonte is 31, so if someone calls you, they should dial 1-55-31 and then your phone number.
One of the most confusing things while traveling is the difference in time. The time difference between Belo Horizonte and Eastern Standard Time in the US is 3 hours. If the EST is 12 noon, the time in Belo Horizonte will be 3 p.m. It's wise to adjust your sleeping time a bit before traveling to Belo Horizonte, so that you can enjoy your holiday.
As a tourist in Belo Horizonte you must be alert and watch out for thieves just as in any other city. Try not to keep all your money in one place in your hand bag or pouch. If you need to take a bus at the bus station, watch out for petty thieves. Try not to walk alone in the dark and in lonely places. An extra bit of care taken can make your holiday a memorable experience.
Check with your health service provider for any health warnings before leaving your country. It is best to keep yourself fit at all times; report any feeling of illness to your doctor before leaving. While in Belo Horizonte if you don't feel too well, contact the local hospital for a check-up with the doctor.
It is best to check the local weather in Belo Horizonte before planning a holiday. September is spring in Belo Horizonte, summer is in December, autumn in March and winter in June. These seasons are different if you are coming in from the United States or Europe, so it's best to be informed beforehand. Though there is a difference in temperature during each season, it is commonly known that there are two clearly defined seasons in Belo Horizonte. It is hot and humid from October to March, and cold and dry from April to September. Temperatures range between 18 to 23 degrees Celsius.