Bahia : The Heart of Brazil's Northeast

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-25
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
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When Brazilians are far from home they dream of Bahia - of its powder-fine beaches and reef-ringed islands; of waterfalls in the Diamond mountains of the arid sertão, of cobbled streets and pastel-painted houses in Salvador. They long for capoeira and the rich spicy smell of Bahian cooking; the rhythms of ax_-samba and the colour of the world's largest carnival. "Você tem que ir..." they say. "You must go..." Bradt's Bahia shows the way to the world heritage sites of Salvador (which has the largest collection of colonial baroque in the world) and the Discovery Coast rainforests; to the best of the beaches around the resorts of Itacar_, Porto Seguro and Trancoso; and beyond to the unspoilt island of Boipeba; the northern Linha Verde near Mangue Seco; and the little-explored coast of Sergipe and Alagoas states to Bahia's north. Alex Robinson is an award-winning travel writer and photographer and a leading writer on Brazil and its music.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

General Information
Background information
Practical information
African-Brazilian culture
Brazilian Music
The Guide
The Baía de Todos os Santos and the Recôncavo
Ilheus and the Central Southern beaches
Porto Seguro and the Southern Beaches
The Linha Verde and the Northern Beaches
The Chapada Diamantina and Lençois
The Rio São Francisco and the Sertão
Sergipe and Alagoas states
Brazilian Portuguese
Wildlife list
Further Reading
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