By Sarah Coursey, Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - Welcome to the Capital da Alegría. Salvador, the capital of Bahía state, is actually called the Capital of Happiness. Picture grown men hugging, cashiers smiling and laughing, and a laid-back attitude, and you will start to get the idea.

With a picture-postcard historical center already named a UNESCO World Heritage site and some of the best food in all of Brazil, 48 hours in Salvador is sure to put a smile on your face.

Also known as Roma Negra, or Black Rome, for its Afro . . .

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