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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, 40015-160, 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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Largo do Bonfim, s/n - Bonfim, Salvador - BA, 40415-475, Brazil
The ribbons tied to the gates of the Church of Bonfim (and to wrists of visitors in Salvador) signify the thousands of pilgrims who arrive at this historic site. The ribbons, called "lembrancas," are tied with a prayer or wish in mind. Each color...
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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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Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra - Largo do Farol da Barra, s/n - Barra, Salvador - BA, 40140-650, Brazil
Near the lighthouse of Salvador (Farol do Barra) there is a wide alley of cafes and bars that opens up onto the main road. I never remember the name of the alley or even of the cafes- but I tell people to look for the large mural of the mermaid at...
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Pelourinho, Salvador - State of Bahia, 40020-060, 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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Largo do Cruzeiro de São Francisco, S/N - Pelourinho, Salvador - BA, 40020-280, Brazil
The touristy but ultimately seductive historic district in Salvador features sorbet-like colors against well-worn church plazas.
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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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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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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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Praça Visc. de Cayru, s/n - Comercio, Salvador - BA, 40015-170, Brazil
Bahian food is as fun to pronounce as it is to eat. There are stews like: Bobó, xím xím, moqueca and vatapá. I tried everything. What I kept going back for more of was xím xím, a coconut and gingery stew made with meat or fish. I would go to a...
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Praça Visc. de Cayru, s/n - Comercio, Salvador - BA, 40015-170, Brazil
This market is part of the history of Salvador, everyone has to visit it even if not interested in buying local art. There are about 200 little shops selling local art, mostly handmade, it’s a lovely place to buy souvenirs and get to know more...
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Av. Sete de Setembro, 4295 - Barra, Salvador - BA, 40140-110, Brazil
When in Salvador don't miss this lovely place in the neighbourhood of Barra, it's a hidden secret. On the rooftop of Aliança Francesa's building you'll find the Café Terrasse, with an amazing view to the ocean, Baia de Todos Os Santos. You can go...