as my Portuguese is inexstistant [as of yet], from now on i'll write in English.
i'm gonna spend some time in Brazil a few days from now, mostly in Rio but i'm planning to visit São Paulo for the gay pride, and possibly Salvador if i get to lenghten the layover i have at its airport. a friend of mine who's been living in Brazil for some time is gonna show me around Rio, but perhaps you could recommend me some less popular places of interest that we're less likely to find with a guidebook? i'm especially curious about hints on what to see in Sampa and Salvador, since i'll be getting a day or two in those places at most, so a selection of places particularly worth a visit would come in very handy. could you gyus help me out and recommend some plaes of interest in those cities? what to see, where to go, where to eat in Rio, Sampa, and Salvador?
huge thanks for your suggetions!