Bus in brazil

Taking the Bus in Salvador

Coming from Seattle, I was used to having a choice of apps to track bus progress real-time, schedules that actually meant something, drivers that stopped at bus stops, and relative peace and quiet. None...

Colorful house in Santo Antônio

Where to Stay in Salvador

Trying to figure out where to stay in Salvador? There are a dizzying array of lodging choices in Salvador. I have done this more times than I care to count. You are not alone....

Beach with chairs and umbrellas

Going to the Beach – Salvador Style

My idea of the perfect beach experience involves space to lay out a sarong, a book, and some peace and quiet. I want to look out at the water, daydream, and recharge. If you...

Salvador map

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...

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