Brazil (Portuguese: Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is a country in South America. It is the fifth largest country by geographical area, occupying nearly half of South America, the fifth most populous country, and the fourth most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of over 4,655 mi. It is bordered on the north by Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the French overseas department of French Guiana; on the northwest by Colombia; on the west by Bolivia and Peru; on the southwest by Argentina and Paraguay and on the south by Uruguay.
Brazil three largest cities: 1) Sao Paulo, 2) Rio de Janeiro and 3) Salvador
LGBT Bahian Guide
Salvador Bahia - Brazil
Salvador, the third largest city in Brazil, is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It is surrounded by beaches, amazing historical buildings and the spirits of the slaves. Because beaches surround it people go to chill and relax, eat, dance and exercise there. One of the most popular beaches in Salvador is the Porto da Barra.
The city of Salvador is notable in Brazil for its cuisine, music and architecture. Over 80% of the population of metropolitan region of Salvador has Black African ancestry. The African influence in many cultural aspects of the city makes it the center of Afro-Brazilian culture. It has many historical monuments dating from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
The weekends especially Sunday is the most crowded so what your belongings. Everything can disappear in a moment by anyone.
Other attractions include the historical Old City “Pelourinho” with its cobblestone streets, massive churches, town squares full of music and a carnival every night and the “lighthouse” which is not only a major tourist attraction by day but at night behind the lighthouse is another story. Not for the week of heart. This is a serious cruising area. It is dark and dangerous.
The people of Salvador are warm and accommodating. There is not much in the way of “gay clubs” however gay locals and tourist visit the saunas for socializing. Many have food, bars, beautiful people and regular sauna amenities.
If you go to Brazil make sure you spend a few days in Salvodor da Bahia.
ZenBiz Travel by Laurence Pinckney
One of the biggest productions in the history of Brazilian cinema, Besouro (Beetle) is confirmed for theatrical release in Brazil in October 2009 with international launches to follow. Directed by João Daniel Tikhomiroff, Besouro is an action movie set in 1920s Bahia, the story of a legendary capoeira fighter who uses the power of Candomble to fight the harsh conditions which, even post-abolition, the black population endured in Brazil. With action director Huan-Chiu Ku (Kill Bill, Matrix) the film promises spectacular stunt sequences and a soundtrack featuringGilberto Gil, Naná Vasconcelos, Rica Amabis, Tejo and Naçao Zumbi