"All I want is some ACARAJE!" Top 5 Page for this destination Salvador da Bahia by Zarasher
Salvador da Bahia Travel Guide: 627 reviews and 1,339 photos
The first time I went to Brazil was in Easter 2005 I was a bit apprehensive about travelling alone, but it worked out well as I met a girl who was also from London in the hostel that I was staying at... Luckily I met her as there was hardly ever anyone staying there!
I Went to the beach nearly everyday... There are so many beaches that you can go to a different one each day. We had a map and would pick a different one to go to most days and just get a cab there. After the first few days we started bussing it around.
On my second visit, I stayed in an apartment in Barra, about 5 minutes away from the beach. Staying in Barra was great? No stress? taking it easy?taking in the sounds, sights and smells of the street?
Samba blasting from a passing car?little boys juggling sticks in the street?the arcarje women in their frilly white dresses and elegant head wraps? the smell of the sea and burning palm oil... mmmmm
This time (3rd time) I stayed in Barra again, and spent the majority of my time on Porto Barra Beach. ! I loo-ooove the beach especially the food and drink on tap... Love to hear "Ohla ohla quejo!" never thought before I came here that I could get addicted to straight lumps of cheese on a stick. Never thought I'd try lumps of melted cheese with oregano and honey and love it so much!
You can find me in da club... full of bub...
In the UK when going clubbing, there is a tendency to leave really late, especially in London... This mode of thinking did not work in Brazil as Pelhourinho kinda shuts down not long after midnight.
We would spend most of the day either on the beach or wandering around and come back in the evening really tired. We would always plan to wake up to go out at about 9/10 but would never wake in time. This particular night we woke at about 1am and decided that we were going to a club no matter what.
We got in a cab and tried to tell him to take us to any club, but with limited Portuguese this was very difficult! In any event we managed to get into a club not long after 2am.
It was a club in Barra called OFF. It turned out to be a gay club and suprisingly was alot of fun. When we got there the downstairs area was quite empy with alot of people lounging around on chairs, not doing much.
After about an hour we ventured upstairs and my my my if it wasnt all going on up there!
It was absolutely packed with scantily clad bar men and ladies blindfolding people and pouring alcohol into their mouths... This picture was taken during that process!
I realised this time why there aren't many clubs in Salvador. The beach is the club
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Thats all for now...
- Pros:Beautiful Weather, Beautiful People, plentiful good cheap food!
- Cons:People begging, Lack of jobs for local people
- In a nutshell:I just loved it and I'll definitely be back
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