Pestana Convento do Carmo

Address: Rua do Carmo, 1, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40301-330, Brazil | 4 star hotel
 
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      Bed Collapse

      A travel blog entry by tholdsworth89 on Jul 07, 2014

      ... soaking up the carnival atmosphere as the hosts claimed a 2-1 victory. Although the Fan Fests are a good idea and they're the best way to sample the Brazilian spirit, they are very crowded and a lot of the regulars seem to be 14-16 year-olds who had a chance to drink alcohol in public without a risk of being caught.

      On the Saturday it was our turn to take in a quarter-final match, which was to be our last game of the tournament. The draw meant that we had ended up ...

      Fourth day - Church, beaches, and Americans

      A travel blog entry by aoleary on Jul 06, 2014

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      Woke up early today, around 8. Time for church! Showered and got dressed. They are much more casual for church, just jeans and a shirt. But, they also go twice a day. The morning and again at 5. I just asked Natalia and she explained to me that the morning is like school, a bible study, and then the afternoon is regular mass with communion. For breakfast there was the usual spread of fruit, juice, cheese, cereal, etc. Delicious. Before we left, Mr. Rosaneli lent me his ...

      A Brush With The Law

      A travel blog entry by mattlee18 on Jul 01, 2014

      ... names on the tickets were actually us, took our sign off us and let us go. Meanwhile Tony Tony was taking photos of the whole episode as he and Clean Shirt looked on from the other side of the street. With professional touts left to be questioned, we followed the advice of the policeman to go and sell our tickets away from his area. We sold them to some locals for well under face value but our brush with Brazilian police had left a bit of a bad taste in our mouths so ...

      I'm in Brazil! Salvador - City of High Security.

      A travel blog entry by my.vagabond.way on Jun 04, 2014

      25 photos

      ... plantations. The African culture is still celebrated widely here - the only Brasilian state with a negro population - and their religion is interwoven with the Catholicism that was enforced by the Portuguese. First stop was the church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, famed for its gold interior. Instead of being overawed by this opulence I, as usual find these displays offensive and hypocritical while the communities in their dioceses are living in absolute ...

      PARTY!!

      A travel blog entry by bobandtracie on Nov 27, 2013

      1 comment, 19 photos

      ... is so vibrant and colourful (and noisy!) no photos could do it justice.

      Salvador does have it's darker side though. Lonely Planet warned us that if we are going to get mugged anywhere in Brazil it will be in Salvador (luckily we didn't!) and in the main tourist centre there is a heavy presence of tourist police. This makes you feel safe whilst in the centre but very wary (possibly unnecessarily so) as soon as you leave it. We were also ...