Grande Hotel da Barra
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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... and not need to enter the main apartment.
As we worked our way through the backstreets, we saw a tiny fruit market, we passed through an alleyway full of very serious looking men all taking part in illegal gambling, we saw the oldest hairdressers in the city, where they still only use cut throat razors and have had the same chairs since 1920, we even met a rather extroverted and I suspect well connected car wash owner who gave us all a t-shirt advertising ...
... had to settle for .011 strings called "NIG" strings. Can't make this stuff up. I played a sweet purple nylon string guitar and many others, but didn't find one I liked too much. Most guitars here are classical guitars with nylon strings, not the steel strings I like, which is why it's so difficult to find the correct strings for my travel guitar. I visited a bunch of really cool African art museums and lots of cool touristy gift shops. There was so much cool **** and ...
Sunday: Today, we took a family (minus Diogo) trip to Salvador and it was awesome! After getting ready for the day, we dropped Didi off at church and he also had a photo shoot to do today, and then he was going to stay with his volleyball team at a hotel because they have their national competition and will be playing other teams from different states. Luckily for us, the games are actually in Lauro de Freitas, so we can watch all of them. Our big thing for today was going to 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 ...
... to visit one of the Americas' most culturally fascinating cities, Salvador, for the U.S. team's Round of 16 match was just icing on the cake.
Salvador has preserved African culture more than anywhere else in the New World, still observing elements of African tribal religion and integrating African art, cuisine, music and dance (and even martial arts with capoeira). Brazil brought four million slaves over from Africa, nearly ten times as many ...