From the calming waves of bossa nova to the thumping beat of Olodum –Salvador, Bahia is filled with artistic culture, vibrant beaches, cobblestoned alleys and colorful buildings of Pelourinho, bold design, beautiful and friendly people, acarajé, cozido and a history that pulses through the veins of this rich and incredible place. Keep Reading!
While doing some window shopping, I was drawn to the most fabulous bracelets, enticing me with their vibrant colors. But there was something else that caught my eye, a familiar ribbon signifying luck, the Brazilian wish ribbon or “fita.” Having a fascination with the Brazilian ribbon, I immediately had to know more about these bracelets. Inquiring with the shopkeeper from Lee and Birch, she explained that they found them in L.A. and the company creating them is called, Hipanema. Furthermore the bracelets are each unique and can take up to 36 hours to make.
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Salvador, Bahia. A place with a time of its own, where popular culture is current yet the past is present, not relived—a part of life. Filled with colonial wonders, cobblestoned streets, sandy beaches, clay-brick shacks and modern concrete apartment buildings. Salvador a third-world city with traffic jams and crowds, is a city with soul. It’s a place one will not soon forget, the feelings that consume you while there, continue to resonate. Salvador is bright, outgoing and receives all with open arms.
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