A New Ribeira Blog
Even though most of the tourists who explore Salvador never come to Ribeira, except, perhaps, to jump off a tour bus and eat a quick ice cream at the famous Sorveteria, everyone who visits the ICBIE falls in love with its beautiful neighborhood. The ICBIE program of hosting socially responsible tourists has given many foreigners an opportunity to discover the Ribeira community and absorb its unique atmosphere.
Therefore, we are happy to see that a new website, Ribeira na Rota (“Ribeira on Course for Alternative Tourism”), is promoting the neighborhood. Four local girls, Bruna Rocha, Érica Alves, Lene Santos and Verena Paranhos, journalism students at the Federal University of Bahia, are responsible for this wonderful initiative, which aims to attract attention to the delights of Ribeira, with pages dedicated to the history, the architecture, the churches, the beaches, the sport activities (especially the four famous rowing clubs), and the restaurants and bars. There is even a page dedicated to the ICBIE!