Travel Blogs from Salvador, Brazil

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The international bastard syndrome., Salvador da Bahia, Brazil travel blog

The international bastard syndrome.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... hundred more rip-off examples, but lets hope today was the last one. Yeah right! Except for that, I really enjoy Salvador. We stay in the old historic Pelourinho neighborhood (another UNESCO World Heritage site) with all it's churches, colorful houses ...

Celebrating in Barra!, Barra, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Celebrating in Barra!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... (which was incredibly noisy at night by the way - very loud music from surrounding bars) and got bus to Barra. This is a suburb of Salvador on the coast and quite small. Has a nice beach and a lighthouse and then quite a few hotels. Checked in here and ...

Wandering more colonial streets, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Wandering more colonial streets

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Got overnight bus from Recife to Salvador with Itapemirim which was good but not as good as the last one. Arrived into the bus station next morning and were surprised at how high rise and built up the city is - sprawls for miles and miles. Got a local ...

Ten Things to Love About Brazil, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Ten Things to Love About Brazil

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... Andy's futile attempt at dancing. 8) Watching capoeira in Salvador- Another form of dance we saw in Salvador is capoeira. African slaves in Brazil originally developed capoeira as a martial art form to fight their colonial masters. It was turned into ...

Cachoeira to Salvador - Day 55, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Cachoeira to Salvador - Day 55

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... buses were fully booked to Rio today, shit!!! There are only seats available for tomorrow's departures. Looks like I'm staying in Salvador for another night. I caught a local bus to the Peloriniho and went back to the hostel where I stayed during ...

Carnaval Baby!, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Carnaval Baby!

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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Hello, hello all, so nice to see you again! Well, we´ve arrived in Salvador just in time for Carnaval and does NOT look like we´re going to be disappointed. Let me catch you up really quickly on what we´ve been up to on the way here first... Getting ...

Rio de Janeiro to Salvdor - Day 40, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Rio de Janeiro to Salvdor - Day 40

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... I'm going to be a physical and mental wreck after 10 days of carnival!! I've been warned by many people about the crime in Salvador. I'm honestly expecting to get mugged at some point during my stay. I'll not carry anything of value around the city  ...

Salvador (Carnival!!!) - Day 41-51, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Salvador (Carnival!!!) - Day 41-51

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... English, "I'm gonna kill you later", as I walked passed him with my heavy laden backpack. A pleasant welcome to Salvador!! Something to look forward to this evening. Checked into the hostel feeling slightly worried about the recent death threat. Took ...

Dallying along the Coast to Salvador, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Dallying along the Coast to Salvador

A travel blog entry by thymeoff

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... . That was the extent of our partying. We wouldn't make very good Brazilians! Our next stop was Salvador...what a contrast! The one-time capital of Brazil and pride of the Portugese Empire, Salvador is now a vibrant but rather run-down city that is ...

World's Biggest Party, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

World's Biggest Party

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... the Rio airport to the ship. Enter Salvador (note to Deb P- this was not El Salvador the country but Salvador, the third most populous city in Brazil) which just happens to host what the record books claim is the largest Carnival in the world. Not as ...

Salvador Dali, well Salvador Bahai actually, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Salvador Dali, well Salvador Bahai actually

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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Day 28.   14 November 2007 (Salvador, Brazil)   We start our day thinking we've made a mistake booking an excursion (walking tour) when we could have easily done it on our own.  The excursion turns out to be really great and covers ...

Salvador, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Salvador

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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... and practicing deep breathing techniques! There was on fella (jerk) who was happily drinking beer. I nearly threw him in. Salvador is a beautiful, colorful, colonial city. We stayed near all of the action and naturally, (because it was party ...

Revealing Swimwear and Flip Flops, Costa Do Sauipe, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Revealing Swimwear and Flip Flops

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... back on the gringo trail again after spending luxury time with my folks. I took for flights out of Bolivia to get to Salvador, Brazil is such a big country.... I arrived at La Paz airport to find my flight time had change and the flight was ...

'Africa in exile', Salvador, Brazil travel blog

'Africa in exile'

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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... to embrace the city and the strong African culture that imbues every aspect of this lively and vibrant place. It's wild. Salvador is the third largest city in Brazil and the capital of its state, Bahia. Many moons ago, 1550, it was the original capital of ...

Chilling In Salvador, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Chilling In Salvador

A travel blog entry by steveanderson

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... !! What a great place.... huge African influence here from the slave trading days so a major change from the Brazil I`ve seen so far. Although Salvador is a huge thriving city, we stayed in the old cultural centre which is packed full of old colonial ...

The Never-ending Beach, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

The Never-ending Beach

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... have really stopped celebrating from what I can tell. Every night there is live music in the street and a concert somewhere. Salvador is Brazil´s most African influenced city as there are millions of descendants from black slaves in this region. And the ...

Shopping Barra, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil travel blog

Shopping Barra

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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Goodbye Aleksandra and Salvador Melih got up very early this day, because he wanted to see off Aleksandra to the airport. I thought he will be back in the right time for breakfast, but when I got up at 8 he wasn`t in the room. So I was a bit ...

Reunion with old Friends, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil travel blog

Reunion with old Friends

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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Nothing to Do Cafe da Manha We had not breakfast and and we didn`t know where we could put our bags and so we thought it is the best to visit our lovely Pousada in Barra. And they were happy ;) We could eat breakfast there for a small amount ...

Salvador - the Black Soul of Brazil, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil travel blog

Salvador - the Black Soul of Brazil

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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... Pousadas and by the way very expensive ones. After a while we found in a small street the perfect Pousada Milagres. Pousada Milagres Salvador To stay there is like to live with a family. She and her son are so kind. She was giving us food ...

Carnaval Hangover, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Carnaval Hangover

A travel blog entry by camille

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... I was only planning on staying three, and Whitney one so we decided to cut our losses and catch the last catamaran for Salvador at 4:30pm. We picked a hostel in Salvador at random from our guidebook and hoped that they would have a vacancy for us. As ...

Culture Schock, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil travel blog

Culture Schock

A travel blog entry by rese_ma

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... ... where are the people and what are they doing? So we just drank a juice and went home after two hours nice talking. More Information about Salvador This is a encyclopedia about Salvador This is the official Website of Salvador da Bahia ...

Samba baby!!!, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Samba baby!!!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... It just looks so natural to them! What a cool atmosphere...we just stood there drinking beer & caiparinha's listening to samba watching Salvador strut its stuff!!! The next morning we enjoyed brekkie on the balcony and then it was out to explore the ...

Part festival, part traffic jam, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Part festival, part traffic jam

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... also had a chance to experience the festival in the area of town near us, in the form of a street party and parade through the area. First impressions of Salvador make this seem like a nice town, but we'll have more on that when we return in a few days! ...

Salvador, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Salvador

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... in Brazil.  The two largest Carnaval celebrations in Brazil happen in Rio (where we´ll be during the official celebration) and Salvador, where we are now.  Even though Carnaval is "officially" a week away, the party has already started. The ...

Salvador, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Salvador

A travel blog entry by kieranocal

We decided  to take the easy route getting from Rio to Salvador and took a 2 hour flight instead of a 30 hour bus... We arrived at the hostel late in the evening and it was 1 block from the beach which is always good. However when we got  ...

My continuation in Brazil, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

My continuation in Brazil

A travel blog entry by shanam6m

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... myself and the crowd next to me up...I would be the last stop. I managed my way through the cobble-stoned streets in Salvador with my luggage slowly weighing me down.  It´s always a challenge to keep my head up and enjoy the scenery when ...

Bathing in Sky Juice, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Bathing in Sky Juice

A travel blog entry by soooz

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This is day 4 in our new house. Yes we are living in community in Santo Antonio with Thiago and company.... World famous Thiago. He is a lovely man, a great host and good with the ladies.... We are very entertained. This morning as Ann Marie and I were ...

Hello Pello, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Hello Pello

A travel blog entry by soooz

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Ann-Marie from UK and I are now bunking together at the Poussada in Pelhourinho and in search of a flat, to live amongst it for the month to come. Any help on how not to be ripped off and how to be in a secure, close to transport and shops (good vibe) ...

Salvador - Pelourinho, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Salvador - Pelourinho

A travel blog entry by matanshapira

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Our final destination was Pelourinho neighborhood in Salvador. As usual, we met some Brazilian couple on the road. Later, the husband really insisted waiting with us for 10 minutes until the right bus toward Pelourinho will show us, because ...

Carnival and fun times in tropical Afro Brazil, Salvador, Brazil travel blog

Carnival and fun times in tropical Afro Brazil

A travel blog entry by gregsbigshimmy

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Arriving in, the flight had a gorgeous view of the town.  We are in the tropics here, so finishing travels in the heat and sun and reputedly the party city for carnival. Crazy town alright! It's definitely an Afro Brazilian party. 5 nights of ...

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