I am André, I am 33. My parents are Selma - 66, my mom and Zeze - 69, my father.
My father owns a farm in Jaguaraçú (30 km from Ipatinga). There he has a few cows, pigs and some plants. He is retired and he lives there with my mom. My mom loves to cook and show the Brazilian culture to foreigners.
I am an English teacher and language school owner - BlueBanana. I have lived one year in Ireland and 3 months in Germany. I am a Bachelor of Tourism and a M.B.A. in International Business. I studied my Bachelor in Florianopolis/SC and my M.B.A. in Ipatinga.
A BIT ABOUT IPATINGA
Ipatinga is a lovely city with 250 thousand inhabitants. The region is known for its 'easy going' way of living. Many elder engineering are living here. The city has a good infrastructure and a low crime rate. The State of Minas Gerais is known for its cute accent, AMAZING food, fresh fruits and the best coffee of the whole universe (of all galaxy). I hate coffee though :)
THINGS TO DO
The neighborhood is calm and perfect for long walks. The night life is also really nice with plenty of options since typical Brazilian bars to fancy international restaurants. In Ipatinga you can find a lovely park where you can go for a walk or go bike riding.
At my father's farm you can also ride a horse or go for a walk. The nature is beautiful and you can also take some time to enjoy the landscape.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
My mom and daddy do not smoke. Me either. My father drinks shit beers, maybe he does not know that other beers exist...
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: I CAN NOT HOST COUPLES, SORRY!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
If you stay with me you can learn Portuguese and get in contact with the real Brazilian culture. My father has a farm and foreigners love to go there and have a good time
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
I would like to learn new languages :) Help with the garden and some art projects would be nice too but I always talk to my guests before to see what they are willing to do. There is no problem if you have no abilities at all. Just come and have a nice time.
This host offers a language exchange
My main interest is to improve my French. I am also interested in learning Spanish. I speak English and is always good to practice it a bit more. So if you speak any of these languages definitely I would love to host you
You would stay in Ipatinga at my flat. You would have your own room, with your own wardrobe.
You have to take a bus in Belo Horizonte to Ipatinga. As soon as you arrive in Ipatinga I can pick you up
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I offer a very good and stable internet and a desk for my guests.
I accept pets. I just would like to be informed beforehand
As little as possible