Why I Love Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil – Part 1

At Christmas I will go to Salvador Da Bahia, Brazil for the 5th time. I have been asked many times before what I love about the place, so I decided to put it all down here. First on my list of loves had to be THE FOOD. Being a complete foodie means that I can be compelled to take a trip somewhere just because of the food, case in -point; New Orleans. I heard about the cuisine down there, dreamt about it, decided that I needed to sample it and took a trip down there and ate for England. Of course I had to spin it to the friends I was travelling with some shit about the French Quarter… The marvellous culture yadda yadda yadda, but the simple truth is, I just wanted to eat.

Salvador Da Bahia – The Life and People My 10 Observations

Man Plucked Eyebrows

Women bathing themselves in depilatory cream on the beach and then washing it off in the sea are very normal and not anything to stare at. Although it did take me a minute to adjust to this as I was trying to figure out why these women were putting thick white cream all over their bodies with what looked like a ice lolly stick. When they didn’t rub it in fully I was thinking, “Well it can’t be suncream can it?” But then at the same time I was thinking you wouldn’t be sitting with your mama and dada removing hair from your bikini line would you? Er, well yes you would… In Brazil.

Barbecue in Salvador Da Bahia

Brazilian Acaraje

So it has been almost a week since I have been in Bahia and I have done as I promised…which is to drink copius amount caprinha and stuff myelf with acarje… I have eaten so much of the stuff that I no longer get the runs from eating it… HOOORAY! I think my stomach has adjusted. At the moment I am sitting in an internet cafe opposite the beach.