Salvador is the capital city in the state of Bahia and the fourth largest city in Brazil with a population of 3 mill. people. It is also the center of the Afro culture in Brazil. Salvador was the major port of African slave trade in Brazil during 17th and 18th centuries. Just like it is in Lisbon and Maputo.
Fondest memory: The Upper city is built on a hill about 70 metres above the lower City. A pedestrian lift was built in 1873 to make it easier for the people to move between the two areas. The elevator is in daily use and carries more than 50,000 passengers. Two newer cable lines, Plano Inclinado Goncalves and Plano Inclinado Liberdade have also been built to link the two areas.
Favorite thing: If you are like many tourist that came into Brasil and their stay visa is about to expire, do remenber the policia judicial also closes for carnaval. Its located by the docks, safe to walk to from the 2nd plano inclinado.
Recomendation on how to choose the correct bloco:
What we did, is that we wanted the bloco with the best girls. The entrance and clothing were sold at a shopping mall (Barra Shopping), and we just asked every single beautiful girl where were they going. We made a list, add up 1 point for every girl, and the bloco with the most points was the winner! Of course, you can always have your own "choose topic".
Fondest memory: The Upper City in Salvador (Cidade Alto) is the historical part of Salvador with old Portuguese architecture.
Fondest memory: The Lower City in Salvador (Cidade Baixa) has the commercial and financial center, the harbour and the beaches.