Bahia: The Heart of Brazil's Northeast

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Bahia really has something for everyone – powder-fine beaches and reef-ringed islands, waterfalls in the Diamond mountains of the arid sertão, and cobbled streets and pastel-painted houses in Salvador. Tourists are starting to discover a taste for spicy Bahian cuisine after watching displays of gymnastic capoeira or attempting the rhythms of axé-samba at the world’s largest Mardi Gras carnival. Bradt’s Bahia leads travellers to the Baroque splendour of the capital, Salvador, and relaxes at Trancoso’s tropical ...

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Overview

Bahia really has something for everyone – powder-fine beaches and reef-ringed islands, waterfalls in the Diamond mountains of the arid sertão, and cobbled streets and pastel-painted houses in Salvador. Tourists are starting to discover a taste for spicy Bahian cuisine after watching displays of gymnastic capoeira or attempting the rhythms of axé-samba at the world’s largest Mardi Gras carnival. Bradt’s Bahia leads travellers to the Baroque splendour of the capital, Salvador, and relaxes at Trancoso’s tropical spas. Whether strolling along deserted beaches or wandering far from the beaten path to view exotic wildlife, visitors will find author Alex Robinson’s meticulously researched Bahia an indispensable companion. It is the only English-language guidebook dedicated to this exciting, undiscovered destination.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841623290
  • Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 769,887
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Robinson is an award-winning travel writer and photographer and the author of five guidebooks on Brazilian destinations. He lived in Brazil for four years and speaks fluent Portuguese.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: GENERAL INFORMATION

Chapter 1: Background information

Chapter 2: Practical information

Chapter 3: African-Brazilian culture

Chapter 4: Brazilian Music

PART TWO: THE GUIDE

Chapter 5: Salvador

Chapter 6: The Baía de Todos os Santos and the Recôncavo

Chapter 7: Ilheus and the Central Southern beaches

Chapter 8: Porto Seguro and the Southern Beaches

Chapter 9: The Linha Verde and the Northern Beaches

Chapter 10: The Chapada Diamantina and Lençois

Chapter 11: The Rio São Francisco and the Sertão

Chapter 12: Sergipe and Alagoas states

Appendix 1: Brazilian Portuguese

Appendix 2: Wildlife list

Appendix 3: Further Reading

Index

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