A Casa das Portas Velhas

Largo da Palma, no 6, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40040460 , Brazil | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salvador

Time to explore Salvador

A travel blog entry by b_btravel on Jul 07, 2014

1 comment

... and cathedrals to visit. Its bright, colourful architecture is truly Brazilian and on the surface it appears vibrant and happy. But underneath and behind the colours there is the all too familiar greyness of poverty and despair. The closer you look the more you find. But this is their reality and for many it's the only reality they know. So the local people make the most of it and enjoy the best of it. From ...

Back to Brazil... (Day 113-121)

A travel blog entry by nayanjli on Jun 11, 2014

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After an early breakfast, and a taxi ride to the airport, we were onboard an 8 hour flight back to Brazil; exciting, but it also meant that we only had three more weeks of travelling left!

Due to the long flight and time difference, we reached Salvador late. As soon as we came off the plane, my first thought was "what is this awful language I keep hearing?!". After months of being in Spanish-speaking countries and almost “mastering” the ...

Exploring Yet Another UNESCO World Heritage Site

A travel blog entry by the5wynns on Jun 05, 2014

2 comments, 27 photos

... man, clearly having just smoked crack, entered into our conversation. He politely moved his crack pipe to his left hand in order to properly introduce himself to our children using his right hand to shake each of theirs. Jonathan and I looked back and forth between this guy and the officers without ever actually making any sense of the scene.

On Saturday, Nathalie came with us to the lively open air São Joaquim African ...

Happy Santa Barbara Day!

A travel blog entry by aniemi on Dec 04, 2013

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... We walked around the Pelourinho for about 2 ½ hours. The churches are spectacular. Done in Baroque and Rococo style which much gold leaf. This was a very wealthy part of Brazil. Then Ken got to participate in a martial art known as Capoeira. This is an Afro-Brazilian art form. The interesting thing is that it originated in Africa, near Cape Verde where we had previously stopped. The enslaved Africans developed it further in Brazil and then it was ...

African beats and odd menu choices

A travel blog entry by lucytowill on Aug 20, 2013

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... the great news that meteorologists know nothing! (Sorry Elspeth) The weather for the next two days was glorious and we enjoyed exploring the old town and visiting some beautiful churches before enjoying a lovely relaxing time in the sun next to the hotel pool. Our menu choices also improved dramatically which helped, and some of the musicians ventured back onto the streets which was very entertaining. Next stop ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Largo da Palma, no 6, Salvador, is near Porto da Barra, Mercado Modelo, Dique de Tororo, and Itapoan.
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