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Pictures from Cachoeira, the cultural cradle of Brazil and the surrounding rural Recôncavo Baiano in Bahia

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  • Alternative entrance to Cachoeira while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Alternative entrance Cachoeira "Off the beaten tracks" traveling really means off the beaten tracks with us, we enter rural historic Cachoeira from an angle no other tourist guide does, which gives these kind of views.
  • Bridge between São Felix and Cachoeira dating from the 19th century while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Built in 1865 only for trains This iconic bridge which links São Felix and Cachoeira since 1865 was originally made for industrial trafic from Minas Gerais to Salvador. It was never intended nor used for passenger traffic.
  • The Cruzeiro of São Felix while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Cruzeiro of São Felix Many villages in the rural Recôncavo Baiano area have there own "cruzeiro" (place of the cross) as religion always played (and still does) in the daily life of the baianos
  • Local craftsman restauring antique Saveiro sailship while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Saveiro sailship restauration Wherever possible we bring you in contact with locals and their daily activities. Here craftsmen are restauring an antique saveiro sailship. Still 13 of these ships are used for transport on a daily base !
  • Local craftsman restauring antique Saveiro sailship while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Intense labour in the sun Making the ship joints watertight again is one of the specific tasks in saveiro restauration.
  • antique Saveiro sailship while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Local shipyard in Maragojipe Saveiro's are not built anymore but the ones that are still in the running still keep being restaured.
  • antique Saveiro sailship wreck while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ The remains Unfortunately one day all hope is gone, mostly because of lack of money by the owner to keep restauring ... then the ship comes to a very unfortunate end.
  • antique Saveiro sailships still in use on the Paraguaçu-river, seen while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Saveiro's daily routine Every day sailships sail out of Coqueiros, on the Paraguaçu river to deliver all imaginable goods along the river, untill the Bay of All Saints and ultimately Salvador.
  • Traditional pottery making while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Coqueiros known for it's pottery Pottery is (together with fishing) the main "industry" of this tiny little village called Coqueiros. Here the 3 main components of this place : baking pottery, a saveiro sailship and the Paraguaçu river.
  • Traditional pottery making while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Traditional pottery techniques No turntable to make traditional pottery here, everything is extremely basic, every piece handmade with all the heart of the maker :-)
  • Forte dos Hollandès along the Paraguaçu river while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ The Dutch fortress Several hundreds of years ago this was a small fortification made by the Dutch invadors (who invaded Bahia in 1624) alongside the Paraguaçu river.
  • Getting in touch with locals while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Rural meetings This is our way of going off the beaten tracks and bringing you in contact with these very friendly locals.
  • Local micro-economy selling jac-fruit while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ The micro-economy A fruit (jacfruit in this case) is enough to have ones business set up here Brazil. This is one of the many millions examples of how Brazil's micro-economy keeps running.
  • Fisherman's village while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Along the Paraguaçu river One of the many tranquil fishermen villages along the Paraguaçu where one sometimes has the impression time stopped several hundreds of years ago.
  • Garimpeiros cutting rocks while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ The stone quarry Formerly called 'garimpeiros', the surface miners still are active cutting in the rocks with simple handtools, breaking out rocks piece by piece.
  • Garimpeiros at work while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Reducing rocks to small stones While the men cut out the rocks, woman reduces them to small stones used in the building industry ...
  • Traditional Candomblé religion clothing in Cachoeira while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Traditional clothing These ladies, in traditional clothing from Bahia, are on their way to the ceremonies of the "Festa de Iemanja", a yearly event for the most important Candomblé religion here in the Recôncavo
  • Local market activities while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Selling 'beiju' Every Saturday morning at the market in Maragojipe one can find this little oldie selling here 'beiju', a traditional sweet (of in some cases salty) threat made with tapioca and coconut
  • Landscapes around the Paraguaçu river while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Landscapes of Bahia Driving along the Paraguaçu river this is the typical scenery you are going to discover.
  • Fishing, the most important way to stay alive for many locals while visiting the Recôncavo Baiano in Brazil with Ivan Salvador da Bahia & official tour guide, #BrazilTravel #IvanBahiaGuide #IvanSalvadorGuide #Cachoeira #Reconcavo #ReconcavoBaiano #BahiaMetisse #ToursByLocals #fernandobingretourguide #IBG #FotosBahia #IvanBahiaReizen #BahiaTourism #SalvadorBahiaTravel #CachoeiraGuide #VoyageBahia #IBG #GuideDeTourismeSalvadorBahiaBresil https://www.instagram.com/ivanbahiaguide/ Early evening scenery This picture remains us of one of the most important means of life here in this area : fishing.
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