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... course of my night. As it was, when the celebrations were done Verena and I parted ways. I picked up my stuff from her mate's car and headed for the nearest sign that said hostel, not realising we were actually parked up in the same road as the one I had my eye on. I was too drunk to be looking around so I dumped my bags and headed out to a Churrascaria in search of the finest meat Salavdor had to offer. A celebratory feast. The bloke at the hostel recommended ...
... a nice view across the colourful, historical centre of Salvador in which we were staying, but after passing through somebody's yard and up a few more steps, via an old lady in a shack with a 60 inch plasma, we were left disappointed. In the distance over a couple of rooftops you could see the cranes of the docks, looking the other way was a wall with a few bricks missing and a couple of shrubs poking through. Pedro described this odd place we'd found ourselves in ...
... close to the beach to take pictures with tourists, but they were very nice anyway and they showed us how to play the berimbau, the capoeira musical instrument.
Salvador is one of the oldest colonial cities in Brazil, and the population descend largely from the slaves brought here by the Portuguese from Angola to work in the mines in the hinterland of the state of Bahia; a place definitely different from the rest of Brazil, it feels almost like Africa: you can see ...
... and coffee as well as a hearty lunch and we left
feeling like we had achieved the task given to us!
Day 4 saw us staying nearer to base in Abrantes where we set up our mobile clinic in
a local (Isabelle) house in the favelas. With our routine now firmly in place
we whipped through a succession of 10 male cats which had Isabelle knocking on
her neighbours doors to see if they had any more animals for us. We also spayed
her young dog and 3 ...
... seats. :-)
Anyway, we got our usual seats down at the front and I read my Kindle until the cruise director Christine Noble came on stage to introduce Captain Lane. Apparently the presentation had been unplanned, but passengers who knew that Captain Lane had served on board Canberra had especially asked for him to do a talk about his Falklands experiences. So by popular request they’d put it ...