Salvador the Best!

Salvador da Bahia, Brazil Central
The Deep Guide to Brazil's Essentiality

Sprawled across broad equatorial latitudes, stoked and steamed and sensual in the widest sense of the word... limned in cadenced song... its very name born in heat and embers, Brazil is a conundrum wrapped in a smile inside an irony.

 
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Salvador's Weather

Tropical Variance

Salvador's current weather conditions (updated every several hours or so; measured at the airport) are brought to you here courtesy of weatherunderground.com. As the banner suggests, clicking will bring up a (nine day) forecast (and plenty of advertising!).

Salvador da Bahia is, of course, a tropical city, with a southerly latitude of 12 degrees 58 minutes (the Central American country of Guatemala is positioned at a corresponding northerly latitude). So while the weather tends towards glorious, there are seasonal variations, and the tropical sun is a force to be reckoned and dealt carefully with (this and some common misperceptions are dealt with in Frequently Asked Questions).

Bahian nights are the stuff that dreams are made of, like nights in the Garden of Eden. This isn't true one hundred percent of the time of course (they can be rainy, or occasionally too humid), but the vast majority are soul-nurturing meteorlogical perfection.


Salvador Apartment Rentals!


Thinking about an apartment? What Alain has to say may be interesting!

Alain's Apartments in Salvador: Click HERE for information and listings!!!

YOU Are Connected to the Two Guys Below!

We are all very well-connected, ultimately. Via the small world/six degrees phenomenon, you and Mick Jagger and Itzhak Perlman and me and every musician and producer we've ever heard of and millions we haven't...all of us are within a reasonably short series of hops from each other.

 
Road to Salvador
Pathway to Music!

And so our proposal is a music network based in and building upon this phenomenon, realized as an online codex (codex = "book" in Latin) with links that can be followed...

...these links leading to more links, together forming pathways leading to Appalachia and Donegal and Berlin and Brazil...to people unknown except to a few and to people known to millions but unknown to many more.

The MusiCodex is a way of providing pipelines to all, with each member acting as a relay-torchbearer for music, receiving people from the "From" column and sending them on via the "To" column. From this simple process unfolds a vast labyrinth wherein we are led step-by-step by those whom we choose to follow...

As the yellow brick road began in Munchkin Land, our labyrinth begins in Brazil, in Bahia, in a record shop devoted to music usually danced to barefoot, on beaten clay, under palm and banana leaves...

Salvador Artists
Enter our MusiCodex here

That's João do Boi (John of the Ox) to the right of the ubiquitous Jay-Z there...

 


TOURS of SALVADOR & ENVIRONS
by writer Ben Paris
The Good, the Bad, & the Beautiful
Apartment Rental Salvador: Alain!

Apartment Rental Salvador: Alain

An American in Brazil
A-Class Service & Communication!
Apartment Rental Salvador: Daniel!

Apartment Rental Salvador: Daniel

A San Francisco Native in Brazil
A-Class Service & Communication!
ALL Available Hotels
in Salvador!

All Hotels in Salvador

Much More Comfortable than
Sleeping on the Beach!
Home - Salvador Central

Home: Salvador Central

A Tour Guide to
Salvador & Environs

A Tour Guide to Salvador

Salvador, the City

Salvador & Its Spirit

A Short History of
Salvador da Bahia

A Short History of Salvador da Bahia

Carnival in Salvador

Carnival in Salvador

What Brazil Does Best...

Salvador's Music Site

The World Cup in Salvador

World Cup Salvador

Salvador's Old City: Pelourinho

Salvador's Old City

Salvador's Neighborhoods, Streets,
Praças & Byways

Salvador's Neighborhoods

Blood, Sweat, & Prayers: Salvador Sites
& History

Salvador Sites

Once Upon a Night in Brazil:
A Short History of
Brazilian Music

A History of Brazilian Music

Sweet Fields, Bitter Harvest:
The Music of Bahia

Music of Bahia

And the Whole Musical Planet!

Salvador's Music Site

About Us

About Us

The Sacred & the Profana: Festas

Festas

Food & Eating Out in Salvador

Food in Salvador

Drinking in Salvador

Drinking in Salvador

Salvador's Beach Scene

Salvador's Beaches

Islands in the Bay

Islands in the Bay

What's On in Salvador

What's On in Salvador

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Download GREAT
Brazilian Music

Download Great Brazilian Music

Ubiquitous Deities: Candomblé

Candomblé

Capoeira: Dance Like a Baryshnikov, Hit Like a Kalashnikov

Capoeira

Salvador's Afoxés & Blocos Afros

Salvador's Afoxe's & Blocos Afros

Percussion Classes in Salvador:
Heaviest Hands

Percussion Classes in Salvador

Brazilian Music
Workshops & Tours

Brazilian Music Workshops

Group Lodging in Salvador:
Professional & Student

Group Lodging in Salvador

Learning Portuguese:
Lessons & Classes

Learning Portuguese

Money Matters

Money Matters

Buying Property in Salvador

Buying Property in Salvador

S.O.S. Brazil: Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

How to Avoid Being
Robbed & Cheated

How to Avoid Being Robbed & Cheated

Off Salvador's Beaten Track

Off Salvador's Beaten Track

How to Get Around:
Buses, Taxis, & Cars

How to Get Around

Black Market: Bahian Bazaar

Black Market

Outside of Salvador

Outside of Salvador

Other Voices

Other Voices

Kindred Spirits &
Fellow Travellers

Kindred Spirits

Fiction from Bahia

Fiction from Bahia

Dental Help in Salvador

Dental Help in Salvador

Current Weather & the Forecast

Current Weather

Apartment Rental Salvador: Alain!

Apartment Rental Salvador: Alain

Apartment Rental Salvador: Daniel!

Apartment Rental Salvador: Daniel

A Seaside Musical Guesthouse!

A Seaside Musical Guesthouse

An English-Owned Hotel!

An English-Owned Hotel

ALL Available Hotels
in Salvador!

All Hotels in Salvador