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Let me be your guide to Salvador
Hi I’m Jen.
I am an American who has been living in Salvador for the past few years, taking advantage of every moment I can to learn as much as possible about these amazing people and incredibly rich culture.
Being married to a musician, I’ve jumped in exactly as you’d imagine — by learning to play an instrument. Here I am playing surdo for the city mayor at the opening of the Carnival Museum in 2018.
My husband and I been helping visitors to our lovely city for years get oriented and have magical experiences. We were even featured on the French television show Échappées belles in a special about Salvador in January 2019.
Welcome to Salvador Guidebook and bem vindo a Salvador!
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What others are saying
Experiencing Salvador as a “local” through Jen’s and Bira’s eyes was awesome. They are fantastic Carnival tour guides and local music aficionados and always have the inside scoop on what is happening across the city.
Pierre B., Seattle, WA
If you’re going to Salvador, talk to Jen and Bira first.They can help you plan your perfect trip — from finding a great place to stay to the must-see musical acts to the best beaches. Relax and leave the planning to them and you won’t regret it!
Alesha M., Chicago, IL
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