Five districts of Salvador, Brazil


Bec Honey

Salvador, in Brazil’s North-East state of Bahia is a vibrant fusion of cultures, colours and landscapes. The home of Afro-Brazilian culture: capoeira; samba; and moqueca, a delicious fish stew.

Pelourinho 

img_1041-copy Chocolate Mousse, Mamabahia, Pelourinho

We arrived on a evening flight from Fortaleza. The next morning over a leisurely breakfast we waited for the rain to ease and spent much of the day exploring the city centre, Pelourinho. Most of the cultural sights around Salvador are centred in Pelourinho, with many churches and everything seems to double as a museum. We stopped for a drink and dessert at Mamabahia, one of the many touristic restaurants with waitresses dressed in traditional Bahian dress. The drawcard was the musician playing and the outdoor atmosphere, and the delicious chocolate mousse dessert. We also tried Bar Zulu, which is attached to our hostel Galeria 13.  Zulu makes amazing moqueca, but the service is…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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