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Salvador Ride-Hailing Apps

Uber took Salvador, Brazil by storm in 2016. And where economic success is found, competitors are sure to follow. Just as we saw in the US when Uber and Lyft came to town, when...

Sunset at the Farol in Barra, Salvador, Brazil

Sunset at the Farol

Sunset is my favorite time of day here in Salvador. And it’s not just because the temperature drops a wee bit. Instead it’s because of the rich sunset tradition here in Salvador. Rich sunset...

Carne do sol tapioca on a plate

Salvador Street Food: Beiju (Tapioca)

On my very first trip to Salvador, on my very first morning, I had my very first beiju (pron: bay-ju). And from that moment on, I was hooked. As someone who went gluten-free before...

Itaipava beer cans

How to Drink Beer like a Local

Beer is a big part of the culture in Salvador. A running joke for the past few years, during the economic and political crisis, has been, “as long as we have beer, there is...

Beach in Itapuã

Surviving the heat in Salvador

Located at just 12 degrees south of the equator, we don’t really have seasons in Salvador. Being a tropical climate, the average daily temperature year-round is between 75 and 80˚ F year-round (24 –...

Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil

Weather in Salvador

Salvador has just two seasons — shorts and a tank top vs. shorts and a t-shirt. No, I’m kidding. It’s just shorts and a tank top. Year round. In all seriousness, being just 12...

People on the beach at Porto da Barra beach in Salvador.

Neighborhood Review: Barra, Salvador

My husband and I have a saying, “Barra tem tudo” (“Barra has everything”).  We live in Barra, and before buying our apartment looked at a bunch of other neighborhoods, but kept coming back to...

Miniature replica of the first trio elétrico

Review: Casa do Carnaval

Opening in February, 2018, the Casa do Carnaval (House of Carnival) was long overdue in the city that has the largest carnival in the world. Fittingly, it sits in the historic center of Salvador,...

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