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    • gmg88860's Profile Photo

      Travel flow around Salvador Nov 10-25

      Brazil Oct 19, 2016 at 7:42 PM

      Flying into SSA around Nov 10 I want to visit the following places with minimal doubling back. How does this look?

      Nov 10 -arrive Salvador for Foz de Iguacu
      3 nights Salvador -
      3 days/2 night side trip Lencois (night bus from Salvador)
      2 night side trip Sao Felix/Cachoreia (from Lencois via Feira de Santana (bus)
      -Salvador via bus from Sao Felix/Cachoreia
      3+ night side trip Morro de Sao Paulo or maybe on to Boipeba (boat/boat) Somewhere with a decent balance of not to busy but not too secluded. a little nightlife is good, no wild parties. I'm 55 :)
      depart Salvador around Nov 25 for Rio

      Thanks in advance

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      Chapada Diamantina

      Brazil Oct 19, 2016 at 7:13 PM

      What is the weather like around Lençois in mid November? I read somewhere rains come in November. I'm thinking of a daypack only 3 day side trip from Salvador. Would I need rain gear?

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      The Hill up to Olinda

      by ladysail Online Now Feb 14, 2008 at 6:45 PM

      Hi....just wondering if anyone knows how steep the hill is that takes a person into Olinda. Is it too steep to walk up? Is there a bus, shuttle bus, that would take people up the hill from Recife?

      Thank you,

      1 Answer Feb 15, 2008 at 6:07 AM
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      In Recife for a few hours only: What to choose Recife or Olinda ?

      by jocelysue Online Now Jan 12, 2008 at 11:20 AM

      On our cruise, our ship is docking in Recife from 8a.m. to 3 p.m. Hardly any time to see anything as we have heard that many sites are closed during lunch hour. What would you suggest that would help us get a "taste" of Recife or Olinda so that we can bring back interesting memories. We are interested in people and their customs mostly and are not attracted by beaches.

      TIA for your input.

    • Olinda info

      by GIORGIOB2007 Online Now Nov 21, 2007 at 7:31 AM


      I have collected that Recife is not safe place. But what about Olinda. Both are only away 5KM. Is it Olinda quite safer and are there many tourists there ? Is there a nice beach in Olinda where tourists prefer or various beaches ? How big is the place ? If I stay in the city center how far is the beach. could i walk the area on foot or is not that small place?

      I have read one suggestion about accommodation to Pousada od Amparo. Anybody else has any other economic suggestions?



      1 Answer Dec 4, 2007 at 3:46 AM
    • Place to stay

      by kovatchev Online Now Jul 10, 2007 at 11:12 AM


      My fiancee and I are looking for a nice, but economical (up to 60 USD/night) place to stay in Olinda, in late August. Does anyone have any recommendations?


      2 Answers Jul 12, 2007 at 6:05 PM
    • Olinda hostel/hotel Carnaval, also from there?

      by AndrewKS Online Now Jan 4, 2005 at 1:17 PM

      Does anyone have a recommendation of where my friend and I could stay in Olinda during Carnaval? Also, after Carnaval we have around 10 days before we fly from Manaus to Buenos Aires. I was thinking of heading to Belem, taking a Amazon cruise to Manaus and then seeing the jungle from there before moving on. Does anyone know about the the river cruise from Belem to Manaus? Should I bother with other places instead, like Fortaleza? Natal?

      2 Answers Jan 7, 2005 at 11:23 AM
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      Carnival in Olinda

      by Emmi11 Online Now Oct 25, 2004 at 8:25 AM

      I will be travelling in Brazil again next year but am not yet sure whether we will be in Olinda or Rio for Carnival. There doesn't seem to be any apartment/house rental in Olinda, and prices are even more expensive than Rio. Can anyone help or advise of options? Also, I am a little claustrophobic! I was OK in the sambadromo last year and OK at Banda da Ipanema, but some friends have said that I might find the crowds in Olinda a bit too much - can anyone offer any advice??? THANKS x

      6 Answers Oct 27, 2004 at 6:43 PM
    • Art/Craft/Education in Olinda

      by mcL Online Now Jun 19, 2004 at 8:24 AM

      Hi everyone, I am despirate to live and work in Olinda! I ideally would love to get involved in Arts/crafts education initially, or english language if all else fails! ,within schools or community groups. But I have no idea where to start looking for this kind of information being in the U.K. Any advice would be greatly welcomed as I have 7 months to plan, and will go anyway if nothing turns up!! Many Thanks mcL

      1 Answer Jan 3, 2005 at 11:15 AM
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      capoeira in olinda

      by happyman0712 Online Now May 11, 2003 at 7:30 PM

      is there a capoeira presence in olinda?

      2 Answers Jan 9, 2004 at 11:42 PM