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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 16, 2004
safe simple place to stay on a good beach  (11 Answers)

My wife and I would like to stay at a quiet, simple, and safe place. We would like to be on a beach with white sand and good swimming. We will be going for the month of March.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2004
What would you do with 3 days in Bahia?  (4 Answers)

All - I am travelling thru Brazil with my best friend in March. Salvador is one of our stops. Knowing very little about Bahia I was hoping that someone could give me info on where to stay, where to go (shopping/night life), and what is an absolute must do. We only have 3 day there so I am trying to maximize my stay. Thanks in advance! H-n-D :) P.S. - I am in love with afro-brasilian art. (painting,sculpture, etc...) Where can I find such in Bahia?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2004
Bus from Salvador to Porto Seguro  (7 Answers)

Hi, I'm hoping to go by bus from Salvador to Porto Seguro on 13 Feb. Please could you give me any info on bus companies, prices etc? Thanks very much x


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2004
Please help  (1 Answer)

my girlfriend want's to walk from porto sauipi to salvador. but i think it's too dangerous. should i be worried? i know it's a long walk. but my main problem is that i'm worried something will happen to her. she's 19 yrs old and part brazilian. but looks quite european (we're dutch) all help or info on her 'trip' is appreciated! maritjn


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 21, 2003
If you need someone to hang out with during Carnival in Salvador..Halla.  (9 Answers)

Greetings, My name is Nick and I m letting anyone know that if they need someone to hang out with during Carnival and you are going to be in Salvador, let me know. I am from L.A., am 26, and love to Party. Hablo espanol, nihongo mo dekiru yo, falo portugues um poco. Email me at [email].


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 21, 2003
What about bacalhau?(salted dried fish)  (2 Answers)

This might be beyond travelling. It's ten months since I returned from Salvador, Bahia. But now I'm finishing my book chapter from the area, and I have a problem. I stayed in Bahia during the carnival to have fun and to write about the use of bacalhau. During my stay I heard a saying/expression which was something like this: There are three things you never see: the funeral of a dwarf(?), the father of the child of a prostitute and the head of the bacalhau. I need a good version of this saying, and I should have it in portugese. Does anyone know it? Do you think you could help or evt. someone else? Yours sincerely Hans Morten Sundnes 6120 Folkestad Noruega


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2003
Bus from Salvador to Macejo  (2 Answers)

Hi, I should take a bus on December 24th morning from Salavdor to Macejo, but I still can't find any timetables (the Itapemirim website does not work properly). Is there anyone who can help me? Have I to book seats many days before or just get the ticket the leaving day? Thanks a lot Armando


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 17, 2003
Places to stay in Salvador da Bahia  (2 Answers)

Hi, I willl arrive to Salvador da Bahia on December 27th 2003. I need a cheap place to stay. I would like if anyone could give me a different option than hostelling international. Best regards, Alejo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2003
Hotel during the Carnival  (3 Answers)

I was suggested the Porto Farol Apart Hotel, in Barra - R. Eng. Milton de Oliveira (at Porto Farol, 2 blocks from Av. Oceanica). Any remarks about the location of the hotel during the carnival will be appreciated. Thank you, Marius


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2003
Hotel during the Carnival  (6 Answers)

My travel agent asked me to choose between Barra or in Rio Vermelho for the hotel. Her suggestion is for Rio Vermelho, since in Barra the noise makes it impossible to have some rest during the carnival. What is your opinion; also how difficult (and expensive) would be the taxi travel between the hotel and where the action is. Thank you, Marius


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 13, 2003
Peace Corps in Salvador  (3 Answers)

I may be coming to brazil to work for the peace corps there. Does anyone see peace corps people working around the city of salvador?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2003
Ambar Pousada

OLA ! Did anybody spend nights in Ambar Pousada in Salvador ? How is the place ? Their website looks good ... I would be glad if ou could provide some information .. Their website: Muito obrigado e ate logo, M


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2003
Carnival in Salvador?  (11 Answers)

I was planning to spend the carnaval in Salvador, but someone told me that this is a rough and dangerous experience for someone who is not a young and fit Brazilian. The guy told me frightening stories - that during the carnaval time, once you are in the main areas, you MUST stand for hours, no chance to sit down, also that it’s extremely difficult to get transportation back to the hotel. Also that there are personal safety problems in Salvador in general and during the carnaval in particular. Bottom line, that for a foreigner of my age (almost 60), a much wiser choice would be the carnaval in Rio or even in Recife. What is your opinion?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2003
job

I'm looking for a job as tennis instructor in a beautiful place of Brazil in particular Salvador. If you know important hotels or villageg where to work or web site to search job in Brazil, HELP ME


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 15, 2003
December trip to Salvador  (3 Answers)

Planning a trip to Salvador and really need some help!! Is Barra the best place to stay? any recommended hotels - tried to book the Marazul but fully booked any hotels close by 4 or 5 star - really don't want a hotel with lots of kids - can't find any european stlye boutique hotels - only hotels for the families. Any advice really would be appreciated. Also any ideas of where to stay in Rio over New Year (6 days) The Copacobana Palace is charging over600 per room per night!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2003
Chapada Diamantina!  (2 Answers)

HI! Any body has been to Chapada Diamantina? I'm thinking on going but no info on which way best. There are many tours but is there any trails to go solo? Is it worth the 5 days tour? what to bring? any info on your experiences or if you know any special local guide will be very welcome! thanks in advance! antonio arce


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2003
porto seguro to natal trip  (1 Answer)

I'll be taking a 3month trip along the coast between these 2 cities.I'm a nite owl and I'm curious about the humidity levels and resulting "buggines" DIFFERENCES AS YOU move south from Natal. A resident there told me there is almost no mosquitoes etc. at nite there and that is a key concern as I look for my place in the sun. Any advice?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2003
I must get to Salvador da Bahia....  (6 Answers)

My name is George and I live near Seattle, WA. USA. I am planning a 10 day trip to Salvador da Bahia sometime in the comming year. I am trying to find out when is the best "off season" time of the year to visit Salvador. I know I don't want to visit Carnaval season, so when is the opposite "quiet" season. And are there any drawbacks to visiting at this time. Also, To save money I am considering booking my own flight from Sao Paulo to Salvadore and back. Is this difficult to do? advisable.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 22, 2003
Carnaval in Salvador  (1 Answer)

Oy! I am thinking of going to Salvador for carnaval in 2004 and taking my 77 year old father. I'd like to know... 1) hotel or pousada? Expedia only offers a couple of choices 2) Airfare from Rio. Varig wants ~$US 400 for the roundtrip 3) I'm not going to be always in the midst of the carnaval celebration and want to do some other things while everyone else is distracted by Carnaval. What else do you recomend for my me and my father to do. 4) I assume the temperatures in Salvador in February are ~35 degrees C. Correct? 5) Are the beaches and water as nice as Barra de Tijuca or maybe even like some of the Buzios beaches? Thanks Randy 3)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2003
In Salvador in June  (12 Answers)

Oi, I will be arriving in Salvador June 6th and hanging out for two weeks. I speak some portuguese, but not a whole lot. Any recommendations on activities, hotels, etc? Any and all insights would be appreciated, Obrigada, Monica


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 22, 2003
promotional fligths to Salvador  (4 Answers)

I will be in salvador for carneval. I've been looking an economic flight from Sao Paulo to Salvador. Help me!!!!!!!!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2003
places to stay in salvador  (2 Answers)

I will be in salvador for carneval. I've been looking for places on the internet and Travel Agencies but it's all booked.... Is there any alternative? 1 hour far some Hostels that have no web page? shuold I take the risk of getting there without a reservation and start looking for a place to stay? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2003
security in Salvador  (3 Answers)

I will visit Salvador next may, and I love to take pics. I have an expensive camera equipment. Is Salvador more secure than Rio o Sao Paulo?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2002
Tips on sights, events and nightlife in Salvador  (9 Answers)

On October 26 I will start my 5-months trip to Brazil with a 3-week stay in Salvador, Bahia. I will be attending a language school for these 3 weeks, but are looking for more information about Salvador and the surrounding area. I'm most of all interested in sights, events and night-life info. Anybody with a good knowledge of Salvador? I'm also interested to know if there are some areas I should be extra careful or avoid at certain hours. I have heard that I should stay out of the historic centre at night. I will probably post a lot of questions and experiences before and during my trip that will last until the end of March 2003. I will be focusing mostly on the North-Eastern part of Brazil, but will go to most parts of the country during my stay. Anybody else going to Brazil (or living there) and interesting in meeting for whatever reasons may feel free to contact me at any time! Beijos! Geir



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