A trip to Trancoso (near Salvador de Bahia) Sounds Good With Temperatures Dropping

As the weather gets more wintry this Thanksgiving week, reading about the slow pace of Trancoso, located 300 miles south of Salvador de Bahia makes one feel like planning for a quick escape.


Visit Trancosobahia Facebook Page and and you get treated to a vision of heavenly beaches, nearby tropical forest and life in slowlane.

( 'Trancoso, Bahia Church photo from Trancosobahia Facebook page)


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