Aguas Brasil Villa Retreat Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... sea and more exploring! We headed back to our oasis after lunch (after getting on the wrong bus and having to walk a fair way back home) and bumped in to our neighbour Heather from upstairs. We were about to head back to Pelourinho to see a local samba performance that our host had told us about, Heather was heading that way also so she offered to give us a lift with her room mate Effie. It turned out that the samba performance wasn't on, but ...
... and tambourines and all types of percussion instruments galore. And sitting on a little stool was this old, greying gentlemen stretching leather over some carved wood to make another masterpiece of a drum. I must admit, it was the best display of drum craftsmanship that I had ever seen. And the awards and articles that adorned the walls were testament to the fact that we had stumbled upon a sort of living legend. He paid us little mind when we first ...
... and the car drove at 15 mph, so it was a bit longer than I would have liked, but this is Brazil. But we saw parts of Salvador we wouldn't have gotten to. The real place to see is Pelhourino which is where we are staying in an old home - massively high ceilings, a round wooden staircase, old tile floors. The charm makes up for its lack of amenities - no TV, no hot water in my room(but it's so hot the cold ...
... outside corridor connecting the dorms with bathrooms and the main / communal areas upstairs. Salvador is an interesting place. It's a mixture of old colonial style streets and some of the most sketchy surroundings I've ever seen. To be clear upfront none of us had any trouble, but looking back if I was to redo the trip and put money on where one of us would lose belongings this is where I'd put my money. With the streets full of ...
So for those of you who know me well, you know I was raised in deep East Texas where you are either Baptist, Baptist, or Baptist. I was never given options or exposed to any other way of thinking, so I have taken it upon myself as an adult to see what is out there and make a sincere attempt to understand alternate ways of thinking.
With that being said, I attended an Candomblé ceremony a few nights ago here in a favela of Salvador with a group of fellow ...