Posts Tagged 'Salvador'

Is this the World Cup or Carnival?

As it prepares for Carnival, the first capital of Brazil is mostly indifferent to the World Cup; Anderson Sotero reports and advises tourists what to do

Boipeba’s Natural Marvels

Boipeba – much-hyped in recent years as the hot, new, unspoilt Brazilian beach destination – certainly runs the risk of suffering this fate. One of the islands of the Tinharé archipelago, off the southern stretch of the coast of Bahia state, Boipeba is undoubtedly a paradise.

Reinventing the aesthetics of Capoeira

Capoeira has been used as the subject (or device) of many films in recent years. Here, Ricardo Cangaceiro looks at the history of capoeira in film as well as reviewing Capoeira: Fly Away Beetle, the newest addition to this sequence.

Brazil Bound with Michael Sommers

Michael Sommers is the author of Moon Brazil and Moon Rio de Janeiro, two great guidebooks for anyone looking to explore the country. We sat down with Michael to ask him a few questions about Brazil, and how best to enjoy the country.

Acarajé – an iconic Brazilian snack

Italy has pizza, the USA has the hamburger and Mexico has the taco, so what would does Brazil have? Many will tell you it’s the acarajé. It’s taste or simply it’s aroma is enough for many to bring back all their glorious memories of Brazil.

Itacaré – A Sustained Paradise

Sleepy fishing village turned hot destination, Itacaré now needs to be preserved.
When you ask a Baiano about Itacaré you are met with a wistful and distant longing in their eyes and a big smile. Having witnessed the picturesque paradise first hand, I can finally see why.

Lena Santana’s Leading A Homemade Clothing Revolution

The Lady Leading a Homemade Clothing Revolution

A fashion designer who doesn’t read fashion magazines, and a Brazilian who doesn’t “do” beaches – it doesn’t take much to realise that there’s a lot that’s different about Lena Santana. And we mean that in a good way.

Salvador – Never Ending-Party

Born and bred in Brazil, Salvador’s carnival – the biggest street party in the world – is a massive extravaganza of Bahian rhythms, colours, heat and non-stop partying