Category Archives: Salvador

The Brazilian whose ‘heart and soul are English’

Admittedly the sight of a Union Jack hanging over the sofa is unexpected, a small gesture of goodwill to new guests from England, perhaps? Throwing an acknowledging smile in our host’s direction, I watch him pick up the flag and … Continue reading

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Entranced by a Candomblé ceremony in its birthplace, Bahia

The hypnotic sound of the drums and singing stirs the group of people dressed in white into a slow, rhythmic shuffle around the room. Bemused by the unfamiliar ritual we turn to ask our guide, Luis, a question, only to … Continue reading

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