Why There’s More in Bahia Brazil than Stunning Beaches

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What To Do in Bahia Brazil

by Thais Saito at World Trip Diaries and on
Salvador in Bahia
The city of Salvador in Bahia (Photo credit: Thais Saito)

The African Soul of Brazil

In 2009 I spent two months travelling all over Brazil, the country at the top of my travel dreams list. Out of all the places we visited, Bahia was the one we liked the best.
Brazil is a very diverse country, product of lots of cultures mixing and matching – Bahia is where the ‘African soul’ of Brazil survives at its strongest. You can see African influences in the traditional food, music and even religion – some local people practice Candomblè, a syncretic religion that mixes Catholicism and the worship of African deities. You can also assist to ceremonies, where worshippers enter a state of trance.
In terms of places to see in Bahia, I recommend Chapada Diamantina for hiking, Morro de Sao Paulo island for the Bahia beach experience and Itacaré Brazil to surf and enjoy the relaxed Brazilian vibe. And naturally, don’t miss visiting Salvador!
– by Margherita Ragg at The Crowded Planet and on social media on  
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Get away from it all on oe of the many Bahia Brazil beaches


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6 thoughts on “Why There’s More in Bahia Brazil than Stunning Beaches”

  1. I spent three months in Brazil. My favourite place was Jericoacoara beach on the North Coast. As for Rio, I must be the only person on the planet who wasn’t thrilled! (but, apparently, when I was there they had the worst rainfall in the last 50 years). If you like crowded places, go for the carnival, it”s pretty unique!

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