Golden Park Hotel
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... capital in the heyday of the slave trade. This was noticeable almost straight away with the high proportion of ‘black’ population. Amelia, our Brazilian friend who shares our dinner table explained that Brazil is more or less 50/50 white/black population. However, the further north you travel, the percentage changes drastically to, in some areas, 30/70 in favour of black population. Although there is no distinct evidence of discrimination in Brazil, most of ...
... Sa Su 10am-5pm. — A museum that documents the slave trade and subsequent development of the city. R$ 5.
... the religion made from a blend of the African slave religions and Catholicism... Sound familiar? It's similar to voodoo. After discussing about Salvador a bit, we came to the conclusion that Salvador is essentially Brazil's New Orleans. The religion, culture, food, architecture, music... All sounded like everything I have ever heard about New Orleans. I could already tell I was going to love this place. My plan is to move to New Orleans when I get back from this trip. ...
... came to naught. But when we got in, we were able to link up again. We found a great spot close to the middle section. And joined the festive Brazilians in dancing and singing…drinking and chatting. They even had a zip line running and folks were zip lining from one end of the fan fest to the other. Though it annoyed me that folk were zip lining during the game. I mean what gives! This is Brazil…and the World Cup?! In my mind, ...
... the air. The donkey leads the way. A brass band plays in front of the drum block, and drunk people dance all around us. I do my best to keep up with the showmanship and rhythms. But mostly I soak up the scene, the energy. I play for about an hour or more before giving my drum to another guy. Then I am free to dance and wander in and out of the bloco. I discover it's nice to have the consistency of the music, rather than wandering back and forth through different ...