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...

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...

Two Students Studying

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...

ATM

Withdrawing Cash in Salvador, Brazil

In Salvador, ATMs are your friend. Salvador still relies heavily on cash; while most restaurants take credit cards, if you want to catch the bus, take a taxi, pay for a dance or percussion...

SIM cards

How to get a pre-paid SIM card in Brazil

It is absolutely possible to get a pre-paid SIM card in Brazil, but it’s not possible to get one from every carrier. Only one carrier, TIM, will allow a foreigner to get a SIM...

Do you need a visa to go to Brazil?

As with any good question, it depends. For anyone carrying a US passport, you need a visa. However, if you are in Europe or New Zealand you do not. The laws are changing all the...

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