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... helped by the flags everywhere for the football, and their June celebrations, so you couldn't see the beautiful buildings properly. But I wandered around, had some lunch and then sat ion street café watching the world go by with a few Caipirinhas - I think I'm becoming addicted!! (In fact I'm drinking one as I write this in Rio!!!)
But I just didn't feel safe. I know at the moment I am still nervous from the mugging, ...
... and fell backwards suffering no injury and the aggressors dissapeared and other hands helped him up. Fortunately he hadn't lost anything from pockets or bag. Steve, following a little way behind, wasn't quite so lucky. He felt the same pressure andkept his hands firmly in his pockets to prevent them stealing his wallet etc but they managed to rip his watch off his wrist (not valuable). Feeling somewhat chastened we got back to our car and off to SAlvador airport!
... backup a copy of Google map on my smartphone).
Arriving at Praca da Se, where the buses terminates, it started raining and as we looked around anxiously for cover, a man appeared selling umbrellas so we grabbed one and set off to find the hairdressers we had made an appointment with the previous week. Within minutes we were in the middle of a major downpour so we stopped under a canopy to avoid ...
... well maintained portable toilets.
Regular readers will know that I always like to try the local cuisine whilst travelling. Unlike Rio the cusine of Bahia is fish/seafood based, and the African influence is particularly felt in the use of palm oil. I tried various seafood stews in which Palm Oil is used, such as the famous moqueca (with peppers) and bobo de camarao (with manioc). Coconut milk is another common ingredient to both dishes. These dishes are ...
... you guys.
I've not neglected my family or students or work here, you are my foundation... I'd not be here without you.
What a gift from you all, thank you, thank you. I'm am such a lucky woman to have you all in my life.
If I've forgotten to name anyone here its because I'm emotional now, not because of lack of love - Feel free to scold me later. xxooxoxox Loads of love.