Colonial town of Tiradentes

Food and Lodging that Make the Grade

When Michael first came to Salvador he was overwhelmed by the amount of unique “must-try” Bahian dishes there were to sample. A restaurant-school can provide a great solution for travelers seeking to taste a range of dishes.

Bottle of cachaca and limes

The World’s Biggest Cachaçaria

For those unfamiliar with cachaça, it’s Brazil’s equivalent of Cuba’s rum, Mexico’s tequila, and Russia’s vodka. Distilled from fermented sugar cane juice, it packs a wallop with an alcohol content that hovers between 38 and 48 percent.