Outside of Carnaval week each February, when the emphasis is decidedly on the present, the coastal city of Salvador seems almost obsessed with its African past.
From new restaurants featuring ever-more inventive menus to hipster hangouts colonizing yet another part of Brooklyn, a shaky economy is no reason to sit home.
It may be the ugliest, most dangerous city you’ll ever love.
So you missed Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro last week. No worries. Many residents, known as Cariocas, missed it as well, fleeing the tourist onslaught for vacation homes and more intimate Carnavals around Brazil. But the party never stops.