Pousada des Arts

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Rua Direita do Santo Antonio 90, Centro Historico, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40-030-080, Brazil
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Forum Posts

English website for AZUL airlines!

by kenx5


Can any body please privide the English version to the new Brazil Airline, Azul and TAM airlines?

Thank you.

Re: English website for AZUL airlines!

by devzan_45

When I went to Brazil by American Airlines(now Northwest),customer service provided me with toll free line for TAM Airlines to talk with their employees to arrange for my Airpass. I found this to be very helpful and cleared 'ifs & butt'.


Re: English website for AZUL airlines!

by nhoolb

although not in english:


Devzan: You are completely mistaken. American Airlines is NOT Northwest now. Northwest Airlines has been taken over by Delta Airlines and American Airlines is still independent.

Re: English website for AZUL airlines!

by devzan_45

Hi nhoolb,

I apologise for very,very late answering you for my mistake. You are correct Delta Airlines is with Northwest and NOT American Airlines.

I am still getting acquanted with using the wensite.

Thanks for the correction.


Re: English website for AZUL airlines!

by nhoolb

Don't worry Dave. I appreciate it very much that you came back to respond. Not many people do that....

Good luck!


Re: English website for AZUL airlines!

by devzan_45

Hi nhoolb,

I appreciate all those who take their time to help/guide visitors/VT members to UNKNOWN.


Travel Tips for Salvador da Bahia


by msp_ssa

Pelourinho is one of my favorite places in Salvador. I think just about everyone who visits Salvador would say the same. I think coming from a sterile city like Minneapolis, where the historic buildings were seen as ugly and out-dated and torn down at an alarming rate in the 60s and 70s, Pelô's preservation of the past was like a huge smelling salt under my senses. I love how this place, so old, can be so full of life.

Acaraje - Bahian-style Burger

by mircaskirca

Acareje is street food eaten at any time as a snack. It consists of a patty, made from mashed feijao fradinho (black-eyed beans). The mash is deep-fried in dende oil (derived from a nut found on the dende palm). Acaraje is usually eaten accompanied by camarao (small sundried shrimp), pimenta (hot pepper sauce), vatapa, caruru and salada (diced tomatoes, onion and cucumber) and should be eaten while still hot.

A variation on acaraje is the abara. It is made from the same ingredients but is steamed and served in a banana leaf instead of fried.

Colourfully dressed baianas set up shop daily in thatched-roof kiosks or at improvised tables where they serve acaraje, a Bahian-style hamburger. Try this typical food at a place that has been recommended to you to be sure of getting the fresh product. Some of well-known Baianas with deserved reputation for excellent acarajes are:

- Dinha (Rio Vermelho)
- Cira (Itapoan)
- Jo (Barra)

Lets go fishing!!

by Kittelite

If you come to Barra, during the summer months from october until march, and think it could be interresting to try to go fishing the local way with handlines and musclepower, or want an alternative transportation, come and see me in The Village Novo. I might be able to arrange a trip on my boat.
We usually leave early in the morning, and return some time during the afternoon. There will be no guarranty for catching anything, but it is absolutely a nice way of spending a day.
I am able to arrange trips to the nearest islands too.
The prices varies depending on the lenght of the trip, number of persons and so on..
This is not a fixed tourboat, it is only meant as a suggestion for a possible alternative day here in Salvador, so all trips will have to be arranged individually after contacting me.

Do not forget to buy....

by mangueirense about ..at the beach...

Do not forget to bring (if you can) a beautiful local crafted ship from Brazil to your home country! Of course you can buy them not only on the beach, also in Mercado Modelo fair (but aware of tourist prices) or in Pelourinho!
This ships are made of wooden and they are sold in almost all beach towns in the Northeast!
This is one, I wanted to have.... but then I did not bought one because I guess it was too big to take it into the airplane! Wish I had.... ;-)

Taxis in Salvador are white...

by martinelli

Taxis in Salvador are white with a red and a blue stripe on the sides! The license plate is red!

In Salvador taxis are not really expensive, but you should find one you trust. They could easily make a ride 5 times more expensive then they really are. So pay attention to the following details:

1:: every taxi ride in Salvador starts off with R$ 2.50 . Make sure your taxi driver turn the meter on.

2:: there are 2 different kind of 'flagging'. Flag 1 and Flag 2.

about flag 1 Flag one is cheaper and is used when : there are less than 3 people in the taxi (not counting the driver); it's week days before 10 pm and after 6 am; it's saturday before 2 pm;
about flag 2: Flag 2 is more expensive and used when: it's week days between 10pm and 6 am; there are more than 2 people in the car; the client asks for air conditioning; the client carries heavy luggage; if the destination is outside Salvador (therefore it's always flag 2 to the airport).

Here's a hint: prefer taxis that are registered in an union (Disque-taxi, Tele-taki) and have a phone number showing on the back window - at least in those you have who to complain to if you feel robbed or overcharged.

Here are some call-taxi numbers:

Tel.: 0(xx)71-341-9988

Takes all credit cards, except Hipercard.

Special offer: no R$2,20 call tax! They have insurance for passengers.

Chame Táxi

Tel.: 0(xx)71-241-2266

Takes Visa, American Express, Mastercard

If you pay cash,they don´t charge the R$ 2,20 tax.

Ligue Táxi

Tel.: 0(xx)71-357-7777

Takes all credit cards

The tax will only be charged if you pay with check.

Rádio Táxi

Tel.: 0(xx)71-243-4333

Takes all credit cards, except Hipercard.

No call tax.

Rádio Táxi Cometas (or COMTAS, they have a pinetree logo)



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