What do you get when you mix New Orleans, Hawaii, and Rio? You get Bahia, in Brazil, about 500 miles north of Rio. I'm here and its amazing. The weather is tropical, the food is creole, the people are wonderful, and the sounds and sights are totally brazilian. You name it, they've got it; surfing, fishing, snorkeling, eco tours, sailing, windsurfing, etc. We are having a blast.