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By Mariana Sales, Contributing ReporterSALVADOR, BRAZIL – Perhaps the most culturally diverse city of Brazil, Salvador in the state of Bahia has a unique energy that expands well beyond their famous Carnival celebrations. Once the capital of the country,...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Salvador, the capital city of Bahia state and the former capital of the country under the Portuguese, is encouraging visitors to come and see in 2016 on its streets....
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing ReporterSALVADOR, BRAZIL – While Carnival might be the biggest party of the year in Salvador, its extensive nightlife provides fantastic entertainment year-round. From the authentic sounds of Northeastern forró and Brazilian samba to influences of...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing ReporterSALVADOR, BRAZIL - Bahia’s sun-drenched capital, Salvador, is an architecture gem; founded in the 1500s it is one of the oldest cities in Brazil and home to impressive colonial and baroque styles. The city was...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing ReporterSALVADOR, BRAZIL - To keep up with the ever-growing multitude of backpackers that flood Salvador, the capital of Bahia state and Brazil’s second biggest tourist destination, the city has seen an impressive increase in the number...
By Candy Pilar Godoy, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - No trip to Salvador, Brazil’s third largest city, would be complete without time spent in Pelourinho. Known as the city within a city, 'Pelo' is the colorful old neighborhood...
By Sarah Coursey, EditorRIO 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...

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