Saudades de Salvador da Bahia

Saudade is a Portuguese word that has no English equivalent. Defining it as missing something or someone is insufficient. On a basic level it can mean a deep longing or feeling of nostalgia. I can think of no better word to describe my feelings for Salvador da Bahia. One of the most wonderful experiences I…

5 to Survive: Brazil

Olá! I’ve just returned from a 5 day trip to Brazil (Salvador da Bahia & Rio de Janeiro). I was so in love with the country that I started writing this article while there. Brazil has been in the media frequently lately for everything from zika to the Olympics. Several people discouraged me from visiting,…