Campo Grande Carnival Circuit

Salvador Carnival Circuits

When you think about carnival in Rio de Janeiro, you probably think about the Sambadrome. And when you think about carnival in Salvador, you probably envision a trio elétrico passing along a beach surrounded...

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18 Tips To Survive Salvador Carnival

Salvador carnival is a marathon, not a sprint. While the official carnival days are Thursday through Tuesday, it extends several days in either direction with additional official activities. And, if I was to be...

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Review: Estrela do Mar Pousada

I stayed in Pousada Estrela do Mar my very first trip to Salvador so it will always have a special place in my heart. It is this pousada where I roomed with the woman who,...

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Review: Hit Hotel

The Hit Hotel in Barra, Salvador is located at the port of Barra, a fantastic location, right on the Orla across from the famous Porto da Barra beach. When you leave the hotel you...

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Review: Pousada Papaya Verde

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade — or, in our case, green papaya juice. Our (mis)adventure started when we had our apartment painted and the strong smell of fumes drove us out...

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Portuguese Language Schools in Salvador

Interested in learning a bit of Portuguese while you are here in Salvador? Then Barra is the neighborhood for you — all three of the Portuguese language schools that are geared towards foreigners are...

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