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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2009
Do they show Uefa Champions League matches in Salvador?  (2 Answers)

I'm a Manchester United fan and I'm already going to miss the first leg of the Inter V Man Utd match because I'll be in Cuiaba doing a Pantanal tour and I have not seen european football matches (Premier League, La Liga, Serie A) anywhere in Sao Paulo or Parity so far...I doubt Rio will be much better.

What about Salvador? Will they show these EXTREMELY important matches for football fans ANYWHERE?

Thanks guys :)



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2009
Salvador to Olinda - flight prices and buses  (5 Answers)

wondering if anyone has recently flown to Recife from Salvador and knows what the prices are round trip, am having problems with TamsĀ“ site. Also, same question for the bus and how long is it to Olinda via Recife and can it be done overnight? Or are there any other suggestions for places to visit nearby Salvador for two - three days that are small and friendly for a single female traveller. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 17, 2009
Carnival w/ no $$ possible??  (4 Answers)

Hi everyone, I really want to go to Bahia for carnival but I don't really have any extra funds available at the moment. However what I am able to do is get to Bahia. I have friends who work at United air and have gotten me a few free random flights in the past. They told me that getting me to Brazil for Carnival should be no problem. My question is... Is it possible for me to go to Bahia with little to no money?? For you natives or permanent residents living there, do you think it's a good idea? What I have heard so far is "if you can just get there you're set, party it up" Well I have roundtrip tickets so... Should I do it? Oh and btw, I'm 22 male from Hawaii and I'm looking to party HARD if its possible!

Some things I've been pondering are: A. WOOFING (maybe not a good idea since it's so short notice B. hospitality club/couchsurfing (I'm considering this but they require your passport number... Identity theft suddenly pops in my mind so I don't know about either of those..) What are your thoughts...?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2009
morro de sao paolo  (3 Answers)

Someone reccommended me to spend couple of night in Morro de Sao Paolo (instead of afull week in Salvador de Bahia.
First, I looked at the map and the island is very close to Sao Paolo, but the only way to get there (plane or boat) is from Salvador. Am I right?
Then, I wander if someone can share experience on this place, like what to do (besides continous parties on the 2nd beach..), good accommodation (50-75 USD per rroom per night), how to move from place to place (no cars there..) etc.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2009
where to satay in salvador?  (5 Answers)

We will be in Salvador da Bahia at the beginning of March. What will be the best place to stay in or around Salvador? We want a nice but not too expensive place (no dorms..), close to the beaches. I heard about Barra district and also about the island of Itaparica, but not much else.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 09, 2009
Any one coming to Salvador for Carnival?  (1 Answer)

we are planning to go to Salvador for Carnival. Just wondering any tip about things to do and avoid. We paln to be there from Feb 17 to Feb feb 25. Anyone coming, may be we could meet-up for a drink? We have rented an apartment in Barra and looking forward to great time.

Thank for any tips...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 31, 2008
bus travel  (1 Answer)

Hi.

I would appreciate if somebody could give me advice - I will travel to Salvador by airplane and from Salvador to Recife by bus. I need names and locations of Bus Station where I can get a bus to Recife and a way how to book the bus travel. I do not speak Portuguese.

Thank You for help.

Ian


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 20, 2008
where to buy a small cd player  (5 Answers)

i would like to buy a small quality cd player in salvador,hopefully at a low price.where can i find one?

obrigado!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 19, 2008
where to buy musical instruments in salvador  (5 Answers)

i would like to buy a dru or to as well as a cavaquinho and maybe something else.i know these can be found in pelourinho but perhaps there is a better place?i also have no idea how much these things are worth?

obrigado!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2008
taxi from salvador rodoviaria(bus station) to pelourinho  (1 Answer)

how much should i expect to pay for a taxi from the rodoviaria to pelourinho? also, is the bus from praca da se good enough to get to the airport or should i get a taxi?

obrigado!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2008
naturist beach/es  (6 Answers)

can anyone please direct me to any naturist beaches official or unofficial in this state please


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2008
Staying in Barra  (2 Answers)

Hi,
This is my first trip to Brazil. I have been in Salvador for 5 days in Barra. If any one wants to meet up for a drink or check out some sights let me know. Obrigado


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 29, 2008
scuba diving  (2 Answers)

hi, we are staying at the iberostar bahia, praia do forte, does any know or can recommend a local diving club


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 21, 2008
I am looking for a short-term rental apartment in Salvador Bahia  (3 Answers)

Anyone have a recommendation for a nice, safe, and reasonably-priced rental apartment in Salvador Bahia, preferably in Barra?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 10, 2008
Accommodations in Boipepa...  (3 Answers)

We are a group of 3 male friends traveling together, and planning to spend 3 or 4 days on Ilha de Boipepa, in August. Is anyone familiar with either the Pousada Tassimirim or the Pousada Santa Clara? If so, can you tell me a little about the owners and the ambience of these places?

Many thanks!
Bernard


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 15, 2008
Golfing in Porto Seguro  (3 Answers)

Hey, I'm heading to Porto Seguro next week and I am hoping to play golf at Terravista Golf Course. Are there any golfers out there that I could hook up with? I'll be in PS from Mar. 27th til April 3rd. Looking at the website, the course looks awesome. Has anyone else played there? Thanks in advance, Dave


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 13, 2008
hey  (10 Answers)

I am going to Salvador next week only just for a week. I am searching a nice cheap hotel there and nice peolple to party there. I know Salvador a little bit- but I think there still new things to know like praia do forte or morro de sao paolo

Kiku


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 29, 2008
Iberostar bahia, Praia do Forte in May/June 2008  (2 Answers)

Hi,
Any one been to this area/hotel recently? could you give some pointers about must see or do while in this area and Brazil and poss cost.
It is our first time to South America and we have heard that May/June are bad months to visit, hope not! We usually visit Maldives every year but found this deal so here goes.
Appreciate any info advice - many thanks!

Maldivesaddict


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 13, 2008
Calling from Salvador da bahia, Brazil to the USA

Hello, thanks group for the information and assistance. Was wondering how to make inexpensive phone calls from Salvador to the states. Is it best to get pre-paid calling cards before travel or purchase them there. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2008
Going to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil March 4-17  (1 Answer)

Hello, will be traveling to Salvador in March and would like to know what precautions should I take with using a camcorder? Also what kinds of health precautions should I take? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2008
praia do forte

ok, thanks for the answers. I need to know what kind of clothes to take,if there are problems with dengue by the beach, good restaurants, what to do, prices,etc. ialready know Bahia but never stayed in praia do forte. We?re going to Porto da lua hotel..has anyone been there
thanks a lot!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2008
praia do forfe

hi, im travelling with my family next week to this place and i need some information and recommendations, please write to [email] from Chile if you've been there in Brazil! thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 30, 2008
accomodation in salvador  (2 Answers)

Hi,
can anybody reccomend me some good accomodation in Salvador? We r two people, just came to Salvador and the place where we were supposed to stay (Ginga Mundo) is full, so we have a bit of a situation right now:) any suggestion would help!
Thanx, Dani


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2008
Carnaval  (1 Answer)

Is anyone going to be at Carnaval this year? I am trying to meet up with some people that know the area.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2007
First time in Brazil  (1 Answer)

I am thinking of coming to Salvador during January, via Rio de Janeiro if that's a good idea.
I am planning this break following the breakdown of a 26 year marriage so want lots of advice including is this a good location if on your own.
I would want to plan everything without the help of a travel agent so advise on flights accommodation etc would be great.
I assume the climate is hot and sunny in January,is it expensive? my only other experiance ousite europe was India where I have spent a great deal of time recently.
Any help and tips would be greatly appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2007
Salvador over Christmas and New Year  (1 Answer)

I'm going to be in Salvador over the Christman and the New Year Period... Is anybody else going to be there? For anybody else that is going to be there... CHECK IN HERE!!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2007
Blocos and camarotes in salvador  (3 Answers)

Hi
We are four 20-year old guys from Denmark visiting salvador for carnaval. We are interested in buying acces to some bloco trio and camarotes in the barra-area. Could anybody come with some suggestions to which we should choose?
We are not that into african music. Security and beautiful girls is first priority :-).
thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 18, 2007
Day Excursion to Bahia ? Best guide?

We will be in Salvador da Bahia for only one day. What would a person who knows Salvador well suggest ? Should we simply walk around, should we hire a private tour guide, are there full city tours available, are ther HOHO (hop on,hop off) busses?

What are absolute must sees? The churches? The museums, etc.? What are resonable prices for a guide? Are there any reputable ones and how to find them?

TIA for the suggestions. We are interested in history and culture more than in shopping.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2007
apartments to rent in bahia???  (4 Answers)

Hello there
Me and my boyfirend are planning to stay in salvador for cupple of mounths and i am woundering if anybody knows how expensive it is to rent an apartment or a house in salvador. We are looking for something that is cheap or maybe somebody has some good suggestions on cheap hostels?
We are not looking for anything exclusive, rather something simple...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2007
Want to localise 4 hotels before I make a decision ... it's urgent :o)  (1 Answer)

Hello,

I'll be in Salvador da Bahia from Sept 4th till Sept 7th and I have to choose between 4 hotels.
My whish is to be as near as possible from the historical center of the town and to be informed of the distance of these hotels from the airport (+ taxi rates for the transfer).
The hotels are:
- SOL BAHIA 4*
- PORTO FOROL 3*
- COCOON & LOUNDGE 4*
- BAHIA OTHON 5*
Thanks a lot for your help because I've got only a few hours to decide...!!
*Pol*



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