caipirinha

What is a Caipirinha

Yes, the beaches really are like that. And, the caipirinhas really are delicious. A “utility beverage” indeed! The un-official national drink of Brazil, the caipirinha is, to me, most similar to the Cuban mojito. But, mostly it’s delicious. The Traditional Caipirinha The traditional caipirinha is made with cachaça (a white alcohol made from sugar cane), […]

Uber - Riding in a car

Is Uber in Salvador, Brazil?

I first found out that Uber was in Salvador back in early 2016 when a friend of mine came to dinner and was raving about this super-cheap taxi alternative he was using. “Oooohhh-bah” it was called. Since I hadn’t yet tuned my ear to the Brazilian accent, I couldn’t figure out that he was talking […]