Grande Hotel da Barra

Rua Forte Sao Diogo, 02, Salvador, State of Bahia, 40130001, Brazil | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salvador

Day 2

A travel blog entry by igowander


... either figure it out or die. I doubt this is going to kill me.


-First class with Mauricio (PhD from Oxford)
-Threw eraser and yelled at the "a" used between "ir" and infinitive for future tense to point out a common mistake made by Spanish speakers
-Class is:
Profesores (Carlos, Juan Carlos, Jeana, David)

Crazy Carnival in Sensational Salvador!!

A travel blog entry by jdtrip


... so we asked for their suggestions of how to get tickets. There are three options for taking part in the Carnival: 1) just go and join the crowds on the edges on the parade which, as a foreigner, isn't recommended due to pickpockets etc, 2) pay to join one of the lorries - blocos - which is a roped off area around, in front of and behind the lorry and everyone has the same t-shirt to ensure only the right people are in the roped area which offers more security ...


A travel blog entry by -ninavale-


... i passi della maestra di samba č: ridicoli. Dopotutto siamo gringos e "balliamo" come gringos, cioč come se avessimo un palo di ferro al posto della spina dorsale. Loro, per contro, si muovono e tremano come fossero attaccati ad una presa di corrente elettrica industriale. La maestra con aria simpaticamente stizzita ci fa vedere per l'ennesima volta come muoverci. Mi verrebbe da dirgli: no, scusa sai, ma i movimenti che stai facendo sono fisicamente impossibili. E il ...

Pooping Coconuts...just read, you'll see!

A travel blog entry by igowander


... of the acts listed above, and she will have a serious discussion with you about Brazilian manners.

Ok, that's it for now! 3.5 hours of Portuguese this morning and a lecture this afternoon called "Highlights of Brazilian History." Vamos! <---Thank God that works in Port. too!

Oh, and I can't forget to mention the poster I saw at school (^pic above) Gilda FUCS is giving a lecture of why sex is good on June 11th. Entirely too funny!



A travel blog entry by lifeofagringa


... a "Camarote", which is like a VIP area with views of the parade route, free drinks, free massages and it's own club inside. This was more exclusive and a provided a welcome break and some space from the crouded streets.

All in all we had a great experience at Carnival, and wish we could have stayed longer. But as we were with a tour company we had to move on to the next stop: A little beach town 5 hours south of Salvador.


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This 3 star hotel, located on Rua Forte Sao Diogo, 02, Salvador, is near Historic City Center, Pelourinho, Olodum, and Itapoan.
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