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Travel Blogs from Salvador
... It's a hugely impressive design and sits beside a lake that can be seem from one end. The end in question would typically be open, but they've inserted a temporary stand for the World Cup. This temporary stand I can excuse. To our relief, the taxi journey didn't last long after we went past the stadium, which confirmed our thoughts that it would be a fairly short walk from our hostel to the games. Our accommodation had been booked for 10 nights in the Pelourinho area ...
... part of the city and it is another UNESCO World Heritage site. It is known as the Pelourinho. It is unique in Brazil because of it's concentration of Afro-Brazilians. They believe there were about 9 million indigenous people in Brazil when the Europeans arrived. Of these a small percentage practiced cannibalism. Unfortunately for the Europeans the first Catholic Bishop in Salvador was eaten by cannibals.
We saw the traditional dress of Bahian ...
... engines to ster - sometimes one engine in full reverse to other turn or counteract the forces of waves and current. Back to the anchorage 23:00 for a very welcome nightcap. Today halos been spent trying to locate the problem and a fixer who arrives tomorrow morning. ...
... grounds from the beach. There was a
river separating me from the compound and a pretty thick marshy jungle
would need to be hacked thru to get to the entrance. Since I only had
flip flops and sunscreen and chose to not take any jungle disease
medicine for this trip, i.e. Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Malaria, I moved
onto option Two. Option two was to dig around the river bank for a palm
sized rock and walk back the way I came. Plus the ...
... line of women that were waiting to register in a small office so that they made participate in the evening’s Carnival parade. From a casual conversation in broken English and non-existent Portuguese supplemented with grandiose hand movements, we could feel the carnival atmosphere beginning. We were not the only ones feeling the excitement of Carnival, stationed along the routes between squares and along parades routes were numerous deployments of local police. ...
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