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Bradt Travel Guide: Bahia: The Heart of Brazil's Northeast

Travel Guide

Series: Bradt Travel Guides

By: Alex Robinson (Author)

272 pages, colour photos, 30 maps

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Nov 2010 | #200995 | ISBN-13: 9781841623290
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About this book

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 sertao, of cobbled streets and pastel-painted houses in Salvador. They long for capoeira and the rich spicy smell of Bahian cooking; the rhythms of axe and the colour of the world's largest carnival.

'Voce 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 Itacare, 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.

'Bradt's pioneering new titles are filled with honest, sensitive and practical information that will set you on the right path.'
- Wanderlust


Chapter 1: Background information
Chapter 2: Practical information
Chapter 3: African-Brazilian culture
Chapter 4: Brazilian Music

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

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Alex Robinson is an award-winning travel writer and photographer and a leading writer on Brazil and its music.

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