Praia do Forte and enjoying Acaraje!

The former fishing village still holds much of its rustic charm and character. If sun, sea and sand are on your wish list, away from the overwhelming bustle of Salvador, then Praia do Forte is for you! It's definitely worth the short trip away from the capital of Bahia, where you'll find other tourists seeking the same... Continue Reading →

Jewel in the heart of Pelourinho… H.Stern

You may be familiar with the Brazilian jewellers H.Stern which has stores located internationally, including world-famous Harrods in Knightsbridge London. If you're a lover of all things beautiful, don't be surprised to find yourself in drawn towards the H.Stern store located in the heart of Salvador's historical district, Pelourinho. Bahia's influence has proudly found its way... Continue Reading →

Carnival da Bahia… Ouro Negro!

If you choose to be in Salvador da Bahia for the 'The biggest street party in the world' as opposed to Rio's world-famous Sambadrome, or any other carnival in Brazil for that matter, there is most probably a reason behind this decision.

Lavagem Itapua 2013

By word of mouth the saying goes; African slaves weren't allowed in the churches during the time of slavery and they were made to wash the steps of the churches. Today Lavagem Itapua is a festival paying homage to Afro-Brazilian tradition. The traditional 'Laundering Itapuã' is amongst the most famous and oldest religious festivals that... Continue Reading →

Adjusting to Salvador…

It's been a while since I updated my blog- apologies! Lets just say I'm adjusting to Salvador! Every corner has something intriguing to offer... And nothing here is done in haste! When I think of Bahia, I immediately think of it's capital Salvador and it's strong Afro-Brazilian culture. Little did I know areas of Bahia,... Continue Reading →

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