About this book
Colourful Portuguese mansions, gilt-covered baroque churches, the martial art dance of capoeira and a thriving music scene: Salvador is a treasure-trove of Afro-Brazilian culture and beautiful colonial streets. The joys of Bahia extend far beyond the city, though – with fantastic cuisine, beaches backed by coconut palms, and plunging waterfalls. From the rituals of candomble to the rhythm of samba, this guidebook will help you make the most of your visit to this exotic region.
* Essentials section with indispensable information on getting there and around.
* Highlights maps of the region so you know what not to miss.
* Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, drink and sleep.
* Detailed street maps for Salvador and other key towns in the region.
* Slim enough to fit in your pocket.
Loaded with advice and information on how to get around, this concise guide will help you get the most out of Salvador & Bahia without weighing you down.
About the author
Alex Robinson is an award-winning writer and photographer based in London. He was runner up in the Friends of the Earth International Photography Award in 2007, won a Brazilian Press Award for the anniversary edition of Latin America's travel magazine Viagem e Turismo and a US National Magazine award as part of the Fall 2006 edition of Departures Magazine. He has worked with numerous magazines, publishers and broadcasters, including Departures, Budget Travel, National Geographic, the Financial Times, Wanderlust, the Discovery Channel, Al Jazeera and the BBC. For more information, see alexrobinsonphotography.co.uk. Gardenia Robinson, from Minas Gerais in Brazil, is a graduate of the University of Sao Paulo's prestigious Faculdade de Economia, Administracao e Contabilidade. She worked as an investment banker in Brazil before moving to the UK to work on the first guidebook to the Amazon, inspired to write by her favourite author, Joao Guimaraes Rosa. After travelling throughout Latin America, South East Asia and Australia (visiting more than 25 countries), she returned to Brazil to open and run her own NGO working with sustainable tourism in local communities. She has researched and photographed books on London, the Amazon, Brazil and Mexico for publishers including Cadogan, DK and Footprint and has had her pictures published widely in Brazil, Europe and the USA.
1) Planning your trip
2) Salvador & Bahia (Salvador & the Reconcavo, Cocoa & Dende Coasts, Discovery & Whale Coasts, Linha Verde and the northern coast; Chapada Diamantina and the sertao)