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Monday, June 13, 2011

Why only train and visit Rio? The real carnival is in Salvador!


Salvador, capital of the northeastern state of Bahia, is one of Brazil's cultural highlights. The city's population of over 2 million people is renowned for its spontaneity and easy relaxed manner. The city is an ethnic melting pot and is rich in African culture and colonial legacy. Initially finding your way around the city's winding narrow streets can seem difficult but as most activity is centered around the recently reformed Pelourinho region it can be easily managed on foot (if you can manage the steep hills). The Cidade Alta (or upper city) is the historic center of Salvador full of old churches and other colonial buildings while the Cidade Baixa (lower city) is the city's commercial and financial center. The beaches around Salvador are not so clean but if you travel a little further a field they get better. Some of the best nearby beaches are Pituba, Armacao, Piatas and Itapoaa which are within 45 minutes by bus from the center. The best time to visit Salvador is during Carnival (usually in February), which involves street partying and dancing for the best part of a whole week. Hotels fill up quickly during Carnival so make sure to book a few months in advance. The best place to stay is close to Pelourinho or else in the Barra neighborhood, but don't expect to get much sleep. Other highlights are the Festa de Lemanja on February 2 on the Rio Vermelho beach and Lavagem do Bonfim, between December and Janeiro, on the steps of the Nossa Senhora do Bonfim church. For day trips, there are frequent boats leaving from the Maritimo Terminal, behind the Mercado Modelo, in the lower city, to islands in the Baia de Todos os Santos and other locations.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Ebook

The link to the right for ordering the discounted book has not been working for some time. I still get orders every month from other sources. I am still in shock about how much you guys love this Thank you so much for being so loyal. I am going to get the link working again here shortly.

I have been busy with other career pursuits as well raising kids and getting married. I haven't posted on the blog (though I've kept in touch with those who purchased the book) in over a year and yet it still receives orders and is still #2 on googles search engine.

I guess thats a sign that there is a demand, you guys want this info, and I need to update it.

For now, shoot me an email at if you want to stay informed or place an order.

Please click on one of the supports the blog and the advertisers deserve a chance to earn your business.

Thanks so much for all your support.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I am so excited

About all you guys who are actually getting motivated enough to go to Brazil! You will not regret it. I got this email April 26th.

"I want to thank you for your ebook. I enjoyed it and found the information invaluable. I also was inspired as I found a flight for $520.00 and booked it. I also applied for a visa. I will be in Brazil in September." Martin L. (Texas)

Martin, I may be back there in Sept. myself....I'll keep you up to date....maybe we'll hit the mat together and go have a drink. Please take notes and pictures and share them here on the blog when you get home so others will be inspired to "Do It In Brazil"!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Proud of this guy! More need to "Do It in Brazil"

Got an email from one of my Ebook clients this morning. It made my day. Out of the hundreds of ebooks I've sold, I can count on one hand the actual guys that have done will change your life........I wish more would. Kyle bought the book back in Sept. and here is the email I got today.

"Hey Bro, Although we never got a chance to chat, I did want to let you know that I am "doing it in Brasil", and writing from Rio right now. I'm training at BTT, and wanted to thank-you for your e-book.



PS - The ass is fantabulous."

Thats awesome Kyle! Proud of you bro. And I hope you write something for the blog and include some photos of your training as well as that "fantabulous"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Last few months.............

I spent June and July wondering around Bahia, Brasil! I did no training at all.........but I did leran to dance forro! spoiled and lazy. I am planning a trip to Quito, Ecuador for September, if anyone knows of jiu jitsu schools there, let me know.

Thanks for all the purchases but even more thanks for all the great feedback on the book! I hope to have a updated version and video out in 09! You guys are the best.