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    • schurlif's Profile Photo

      cel phone chip upon arrival at airport

      Brasil Nov 18, 2016 at 9:28 AM

      Even though I myself live in Brazil for 30 years now I don´t know which steps a foreign tourist ( friend of mine from Vienna ) has to take to get a mobile phone chip, register it with the provider and buy credits.... Any quick fix answers asap ? Thx in advance

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      Best time of year

      Brazil Nov 17, 2016 at 6:27 AM

      Is there a best time of the year to visit Iguazu Falls. We are flexible so can go anytime. Regards

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      weather in July in Salvador de Bahía.

      by diana_renou Online Now Jun 4, 2015 at 7:22 PM

      Hi everybody!! Could someone tell me what is the weather like in July at Salvador de Bahía? It is posible to enjoy the beach or it is cold? Many thanks for any advice!!

      4 Answers Nov 22, 2016 at 9:34 AM
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      From airport to Marazul hotel by bus?

      by diana_renou Online Now Jun 4, 2015 at 7:19 PM

      Hi every body!! I would like to know if It is possible to go from Salvador de Bahía airport to Marazul hotel (In Barra) by public transportation? Any advice will be very helpful for me. Many thanks!!!

      1 Answer Nov 22, 2016 at 9:40 AM
    • Salvador discovering

      by Oktawiusz Online Now May 31, 2015 at 2:54 PM


      We are the couple from Poland and we decided to visit Salvador. We would like to ask You for help to precise our plan. We arrive in Salvador 19.06.2015 at 14.35 and we departure on 28.06.2015 (so 8 full days). Please tell us how many days we need to discover the city of Salvador? Then we would like to go for some paradise beach (or beaches), could You please recommend us where, for how many days and how to go there (bus, rent a car, train)? How much costs rental of the car?

      We would be very grateful for Your response.

      Best regards,
      Kate and Okt

      1 Answer Jun 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM
    • Learning Music Salvador da Bahia

      by TommasoP Online Now Feb 23, 2015 at 9:49 AM


      I am a young Franco/Italian musician, percussionist. And I am searching some way of learning/playing local music. Do you have any advices? Are there some music school, maybe workshops?

      Thanks a lot


      6 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 11:16 AM
    • Salsa and lessons

      by pwindsor Online Now Jul 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

      Hi, are there any Salsa Music clubs /bars and also any lessons .(not beginner) I am arriving on my own for a few months . Thanks Peter

      1 Answer Oct 7, 2014 at 6:34 AM
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      morro de Sao Paulo or Praia do Forte

      by Lizandon Online Now Jun 12, 2014 at 12:55 AM

      Hi All

      Going to have a bit of a break from touring whilst in Brazil, we (a couple in our mid 50's) will be in Salvador da Bahia for 6 or so days and just want a bit of quiet time by the beach. I'm tossing up between Morro de Sao Paulo or Praia do Forte for 3 days. We would like to do a bit of snorkeling, lying in the sun, reading a good book, does anyone have any suggestions, I'm open to other area's as well.

      Many thanks


    • Driving from Salvador - Where to stop on the road?

      by EranBT Online Now Jun 1, 2014 at 2:25 AM

      Hello all.

      We are 3 adults coming to watch world cup matches on a very tight schedule, therefore we have decided to rent cars for some of our travels (I have read all there is to read about driving in Brazil, and am aware of the dangers).

      Some of our car drives originate from Salvador or end there, and I would appreciate it very much if you could recommend nice and safe places along the road to stop and get gas, eat, refresh, go to the bathroom, watch matches on TV etc. for the following drives:

      1. Salvador to Fortaleza - We will probably drive inland via route BR-116 and not along the beach.

      2. Salvador to Belo Horizonte - Again, Route 116

      3. Brasilia to Salvador - Route 020, then 242 it seems

      The main issue for the stops along the way is safe and friendly places.

      Muito obrigado,


      2 Answers Jun 2, 2014 at 6:38 PM
    • World Cup in June

      by jayyay Online Now May 21, 2014 at 4:46 PM

      Will be travelling from the States to Salvador for 7 days mid June coinciding with the world cup
      What would be the fun things to do and who where would be hanging out places

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      WeAther in May

      by hyeeh6 Online Now Feb 8, 2014 at 10:12 PM

      Hi, can anyone tell me what the weather is generally like in salvador bahia in May? Do people still hang out at the beach at this time? Also, I'm interested in going to arraial d ajuda in May and wondering if all those cute clothing stores are open during this time?

      Thx in advance

      3 Answers Feb 19, 2014 at 11:54 PM
    • Taxis from the airport and places to stay

      by dmcm3158 Online Now Jan 13, 2014 at 1:56 AM

      I will arrive in Salvador bymiself, late night at the airport, begining Feb. Can you recomend a safe taxi company into town?
      Just staying for a short business trip including one day of tourism. Is it better to stay at Pelourinho or Ondina?
      thanks in advance

      1 Answer Jan 13, 2014 at 5:12 AM
    • Emerald & gem markets in Salvador?

      by tommybates Online Now Jan 5, 2014 at 10:23 AM

      Are there any places to buy rough stone gems, especially emeralds, in the Salvador area? There are a lot of jewelry stores, but we are looking to buy rough stones. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!


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      Pelourinho to Airport

      by Naramata Online Now Jan 2, 2014 at 7:07 PM

      We are wondering how much time to allow to get to the airport. We are staying in Pelourinho are and our domestic flight departs SSA at 08:10 on a Tuesday. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jan 2, 2014 at 8:50 PM
    • restaurant still around in salvador, bahia, brasil?

      by tattsail Online Now Nov 24, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      is the 'Prive' restaurant still in existent?
      if so who is the owner and contact number?

    • where to stay in Salvador?

      by bigjim33 Online Now Nov 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      In which area of the city would you suggest me to stay? I've never been in Salvador, I would like to stay in a place like Copacabana, I mean: quite safe to walk anytime, always people around, both tourists and locals, with restaurant and bars. I'll be there for business and when I came back from job in the evening I'd like to have dinners and maybe some drinks at walking distance from the hotel.

      A plus would be staying not far from the north coast.


      3 Answers Nov 26, 2013 at 2:00 PM
    • Massage therapist

      by Dwilliges Online Now Nov 8, 2013 at 3:17 AM

      Badly in need can anyone please make a recommendation? Acupuncture works also. Staying in the historic district. Thank u, Debra

    • getting a taxi at the airport and changing money

      by cjdesign22 Online Now Nov 4, 2013 at 6:57 AM

      Hi, I'm getting into Salvador the morning of 12/31. Can anyone suggest the best way to get a taxi? I need to get to Jardim Apipema. Any idea of what the fare should be, more of less. Also, are there places to change money at the airport? I will be in Salvador all of January and looking to meet some people there! Thanks! Cindy

      2 Answers Dec 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM
    • Only 2 days, early February 2014! : (

      by naramata7 Online Now Oct 3, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      We arrive at 7:30PM on a Saturday and depart at 06:45AM on Tuesday. We have booked accommodation in the Pelourinho. What must we see/do in such a short period of time there. We are wide open to things/experiences/food etc. We enjoy good food/drink/music/culture/off the beaten path etc. We are all "young" early 50 year olds.

      1 Answer Oct 3, 2013 at 10:20 PM
    • restaurant gift certificates

      by cjacobs Online Now Aug 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM

      can I purchase a restaurant gift certificate for a tourist in Brazil from the US online or by phone?

    • Apartment in Barra or Ondina

      by m.hassel Online Now Aug 29, 2013 at 4:30 PM

      Hello everybody,

      we are three students from Germany who will work in Salvador from 15th of September 2013 until 31th of March 2014. Now we are looking for an apartment. It should have 3 bedrooms and be located in Barra or Ondina.
      Can anybody help us? This would be so great,

      thank you very much,

      kind regards,


    • Kids Birthday Parties

      by Sarahr028 Online Now Aug 25, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      While in Salvador next year we will be there for my son's 5th birthday. What are some things that locals do to celebrate kids birthdays?

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      Food costs

      by robertoservice Online Now Aug 16, 2013 at 11:55 AM

      I would like to know some some basic restaurant (not at home) food costs.
      Of course they vary widely--just some general stuff. Cost of a beer in a bar?
      Bacon and eggs? Tuna sandwich? Thanks! Robert

      2 Answers Aug 17, 2013 at 5:07 AM
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      cost of taxi from barra beach area to old town

      by monicarc Online Now Aug 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      will probaby be staying near/on barra beach in october and wanted a rough price for a cab to the old town. thanks!

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2013 at 5:10 AM
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      Bale flocorico for kids?

      by monicarc Online Now May 23, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      Will be in Salvador in October and was wondering if the nightly florcorico dancing is suitable for kids? It seems like the theater is rather small, but the performance only lasts 45 minutes, all the kids in our group like music and dancing --so much I think they would want to walk around and dance!

      1 Answer May 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM
    • Costs

      by sb09 Online Now Feb 24, 2013 at 6:39 AM

      Hi :) I am heading to Bahia at the end of March where I will be on a portugese course for 2 weeks before a 7 wk research project. I was wondering if anyone could estimate costs for food/travel/mobile phone line rental and going out costs per week?

      Many Thanks :)

      3 Answers Mar 1, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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      Anyone up for making a new friend in Salvador in January

      by blackcherry Online Now Jan 9, 2013 at 12:45 PM


      I'm Christina, 29 from London, UK. I'm visiting my (great) uncle in Salvador arriving on Friday 11th Jan 2013 and returning on Friday 23rd 2013. I'm travelling by myself and while I can do a few things with my uncle it would be nice to explore Bahia with people around my own age. There are some things you can't do with a 70yr old, go to clubs, actvities etc.

      I'm happy to hang out with other tourists, expats, etc. I would just appreciate spending some of my time with some fun people.

      I'll be staying in Bairro Nazaré. I have no idea how safe (or not) it is there or if it's close to any attractions but I'm happy to travel and do a bit of site seeing at the same time.

      Hope to make new friends,


      2 Answers Jan 15, 2013 at 5:35 PM
    • Carnival in Salvador 2013

      by westseattlesayshi Online Now Dec 27, 2012 at 9:31 PM

      1. Do I need to buy bloco tickets in advance or can I buy ay of? If I need to buy in advance, can you suggest an online site where I can buy?
      2. Do you know where I can get a ful schedule of blocos in English?
      3. Have you been to the gay bloco? I heard it is a lot of fun.


      2 Answers Dec 30, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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      Anyone up for a cerveja?

      by Linnea13 Online Now Jul 19, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      I just got into town after a 30 hour travel nightmare, am near the morro do cristo, anything going on tonight?

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      3 Month Stay in Salvador

      by meianoite Online Now Jul 18, 2012 at 12:52 PM

      Hello all!
      I'm planning a 3 month stay in Salvador and I need some input from you experts. My main goals for my trip are:
      1. To improve my Portuguese to an advanced level. I'm currently lower-intermediate.
      2. To train in the Afro-Brazilian art of Capoeira which I've been practicing for the past 4 years.
      3. To learn about Afro-Brazilian culture and the ancestorial link with Africa(I'm an African).
      4. If possible experience Canaval.

      Any advance? Thanks!

      7 Answers Oct 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM
    • where is the music

      by ebriggs Online Now May 20, 2012 at 9:51 AM

      What is the best town in Salvador to listen to live music and what are the least expensive accomodations?

      1 Answer May 20, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    • cheap accommodation during carnaval

      by tenohk Online Now Dec 21, 2011 at 11:51 AM

      I have trouble finding accommodation in salvador during the carnaval. all hostels offer only 6-day packages starting on 16 feb. me and my friends need lodging for less nights,
      3 or 4 nights staring on 18/19 feb;
      do any of you guys know if it is possible to find accommodation on this requirements?
      the cheaper the better; we just want someplace to leave our bags and sleep, nothing fancy

      thankk you!

      5 Answers Jan 15, 2012 at 1:14 AM