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Posts Tagged ‘Salvador’

Where Would You Like to Be for the End of the World?

  • WHL Group
  • 20 December 2012

This Friday, December 21, 2012, marks the end of the 5,125-year-long Mayan calendar. It’s a date that has had some new-age astrologers speculating about the possibility of cataclysmic world events, possible even a doomsday scenario. Just what are some of the best places to hide out for the end of the world? We sat down with WHL Group staff to hear their thoughts about where to they’d like to be during the earth’s final hours.

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Experiencing Brazil from a Local’s Perspective

  • whl.travel
  • 9 July 2012

The Travel Word asked its partners in Brazil the following question: “If you were hosting a visitor in your city for only one day, what single experience would be central for that visitor to come away with a deeper understanding of your city and your country?” The responses were fantastically varied, highlighting the great diversity that underpins Brazil and its people, cities and cultures.

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Photo of the Week: Ilha da Saudade, Morro de São Paulo, Brazil

  • William Wazlawik (Photo and Text)
  • 24 October 2010

This ‘micro island’ is the Ilha da Saudade, found close to the village of Morro de São Paulo on the east coast of Brazil. It is technically only an island at high tide as the waters rise to cover the land bridge that joins it to the Second Beach of Tinharé Island. The island’s name is usually translated as “homesickness island” (although ‘saudade’ does not translate into English easily).

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Lifting the Lid on Salvador: Exploring Brazil’s Culinary Delights

  • Maureen Valentine
  • 30 March 2010

One of the best parts about travelling to new lands is diving into their unique cuisines – stimulating the taste buds, while plumbing new aspects of the culture. For the foodie in search of a real gastronomic frolic, the city of Salvador, located in the state of Bahia, Brazil, has more than its fair share of good eats.

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Brazil’s First Capital City, Salvador, Is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 7 June 2009

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. Salvador is not only the third largest city in Brazil, it’s also the greatest concentration of the country’s cultural and historic heritage. As the first national capital (until 1763), it is a place of hundreds of monuments, manors and museums that reflect Brazil’s history, especially the 16th century after the land’s discovery by Europeans.

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