Purchase note: The AMA is an add-on to the Essential Guide to Salvador, Bahia. This is not a stand-alone product.
Are you familiar with Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) sessions? It has its roots in Reddit, but Ask-Me-Anything sessions have become an internet and conference circuit staple in the past decade or so. An AMA session is exactly what it sounds like: ask any question you like, and I have to answer it.
Sample AMA questions:
- Where can I take music lessons?
- Where can I take dance lessons?
- Where can I buy tickets to…?
- How much should I tip?
- What time is sunset?
- What is happening on a stage in the Pelourinho this weekend?
- How long will it take to get to the airport?
- Where can I top up my pre-paid phone chip?
- Where can I go to buy…?
- Who can I talk to for…?
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the ask-me-anything service work?
Once you complete the checkout process, you’ll receive an email that contains my WhatsApp number along with a link confirm the dates of your trip and some basic details. While the form is not technically necessary, the more info I have about you and your trip prior to your arrival in Salvador, the easier it will be for me to provide useful and timely answers to your questions. Either way, your four weeks of support start when you send your first message.
What can I use the ask-me-anything service for?
The service is designed to help visitors who are already in Salvador with questions that can be answered in a quick WhatsApp conversation. A few examples are: where to find dance or music classes, hours for the Olodum retail shop, is Cortejo Afro playing this week, where to rent surfboards in Barra, help translating a WhatsApp message.
What can I not use the ask-me-anything service for?
As much as possible, I want to leave “ask me anything” to be anything. But, beyond the obvious — I won’t help you do anything illegal — we can’t purchase things on your behalf (e.g. show tickets) or support you with pre-trip planning.
When do my four weeks of ask-me-anything support start?
It starts as soon as you send your first question.
What is your response time to questions on WhatsApp?
We try to answer all questions within a few hours if sent between 10am and 10pm Salvador time.