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Barra - State of Bahia, Brazil
A few years ago I stayed in this off the beaten path beach in Brazil called Taipu de Fora. From Bahia (Salvador), you have to take a local ferry, a local bus, and then a speedboat to get to the village of Barra Grande. Allow 1 day for travel....
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Bonfim, Salvador - BA, Brazil
The Bonfim church in Salvador, Brazil has become famous for their colorful wish ribbons. Thousands of ribbons are tied to the fence surrounding the church. It's an amazing sight and ritual! Visitors to the church can tie a ribbon to their wrist...
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Chapada Diamantina, Morro do Chapéu - State of Bahia, 44850-000, Brazil
If you ever find yourself in Lencois, Brazil, make your way about 40 miles west for one spectacular view. Located in Chapada Diamantina National Park, Pai Inacio Hill is just off BR-242 and can easily be seen from the road. The striking white...
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Comércio, Salvador - BA, 40015-310, Brazil
The São Joaquim market in Salvador, Brazil, offers a broad spectrum of merchandise. At the far end of the market you can even purchase live animals. While walking through this area I saw goats, chickens, ducks and doves. A baby goat costs around...
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Av. Contôrno, s/n - Dois de Julho, Salvador - BA, 40301-155, Brazil
The giant blender called Salvador has mashed, pureed and pulverized a million things over the last four centuries. ‘Capoeira’ is one of the most graceful concoctions it has whipped up. One afternoon I drove down to the courtyard of the Museum of...
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Boipeba Island and the region has a dense rainforest with its salt marshes, sand dunes, mangroves, reefs, and coconut-palmed beaches. The reefs up and down the coast, protect the beaches from ocean currents, which makes for ideal swimming. Boipeba...
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Alameda Antunes, 42 - Barra, Salvador - BA, 40140-020, Brazil
Porto Da Barra is one of the more well known beaches in Salvador, Brazil, and on a daily basis is filled with both locals and tourists alike. The beach is set within a bay and contains a break-wall that keeps the water calm and great for swimming....
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Porto Seguro - State of Bahia, 45810-000, Brazil
Sometimes you discover a place so wonderfully unique that upon departure you are not entirely sure that it actually existed...or if it was all just a lovely dream. Pousada Lagoa in Caraiva, Bahia, Brazil, is one of those places, and I can assure...
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Praia do Porto da Barra, Salvador - BA, Brazil
In the days before and after new years in Salvador, this is what the beach looked like.
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Pelourinho, Salvador - State of Bahia, 40026-210, Brazil
An afternoon rendezvous to play dominos. While wandering through the streets of Pelourinho in Salvador, Brazil, I stumbled upon these two charming men playing dominos. My favorite aspect of the image is that there is no table present. Instead,...
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Campo Grande, Salvador - BA, 40110-005, Brazil
In the neighborhood of Campo Grande, a little poking along the back streets can result in a fantastic view of the ocean- and some prime real estate, even among the towering, modern apartment buildings.
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Pelourinho, Salvador - State of Bahia, 40026-210, Brazil
Strolling down the Pelourino, I came across two guys practicing the Capoeira, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. What made this moment memorable in this lovely colonial city was that I stumbled upon these folks...
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Av. Contôrno, s/n - Dois de Julho, Salvador - BA, 40015-160, Brazil
After exploring the Museu de Arte Moderna in Salvador, Brazil, I spent some time getting lost in the sculpture gardens that wrap around the museum and overlook the water. The garden features work from local artists and has a wide array of...
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Pelourinho, Salvador - State of Bahia, 40020-060, Brazil
I was having lunch at this restaurant on the sidewalk deep in the center of Pelourinho when I looked to my left, down a shady side street and I saw this window against a bright yellow wall. The three coconuts placed perfectly next to each other in...
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Trancoso, Porto Seguro - State of Bahia, Brazil
The Uxua Praia (beach) Bar is the most coveted spot on the beach. A short walk from the Quadrado, it's been built out of old abandoned fishing boats that had been on the site. The main bar is shaded by a thatched palm roof and a cocktail alter...
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State of Bahia, Brazil
I was thrilled at finding Taipu de Fora beach exactly how I had hoped it would be - undiscovered with miles of unspoilt beaches and palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze. Tide pools formed in the early morning and there were only 1-2 restaurants...
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Porto Seguro - State of Bahia, 45810-000, Brazil
Just below the bohemian jetset village of Trancoso is a great pousda called Estrela d'Aqua. Lying hard against the beach, you have miles and miles of uncrowded pristine Bahia beaches, great food and beautiful people.
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Barra, Salvador - State of Bahia, Brazil
Of all of my experiences in Salvador, my favorite had to be watching the sunset to the haunting music of the berimbau and watching graceful, lithe bodies move in perfect harmony to the music.
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Mata de São João - State of Bahia, Brazil
When slave ships departed Western African, they left from Doors of No Return. If the imported people survived the journey to Brazil, they were brought here to Castelo Garcia D'Avila, a fort built around 1550, then shipped to other parts of the...
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Largo do Bonfim, s/n - Bonfim, Salvador - BA, 40415-475, Brazil
This room just struck me as so odd and sweet. All the hanging (plastic) appendages adorn this quaint room and hover over you, giving things to healing miracles. I felt they would best be photographed as I experienced them - standing in the center...
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O Boi Estrela de Igatu is a cultural procession following the Feast of St. Sebastian in Igatu, a small village at the top of a mountain in Bahia Brazil.
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Estr. de Trancoso, 192, Porto Seguro - BA, 45810-000, Brazil
The beaches of Bahia, just under the village of Trancoso. Awesome.