Hotel Villa Santo Antonio
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After some deliberate dawdling and a stop for bad coffee, still arrived well before 2pm reopening but was open, so wandered in. Lovely position on a peninsula hilltop, with seaviews on 2 sides, Nuestra Senhora de Bonfim is famous for it’s miracles. Believers give offerings, often with photos or wax impressions of parts they want cured, praying for the miracles and tying “fitas”, ...
... the band who usually plays on Wednesdays was gonna ask them to let me play some tunes with them. Just my luck. For no reason at all, blues night was reggae night for one night only, so it was a Brazilian white boy reggae band playing bad versions of sublime and Bob Marley covers. Can't win em all but we played pool and drank so it was fun. The rain kept coming down so we took a cab back and then I ...
... to Salvador, the Bahian capital. Flight very easy and we arrived into Salvador in the evening checking in to our hostel in the old historic centre, Pelourinho. Headed for a cheap dinner on the hostel owners recommendation and then into a bar watching some live music. We were about to go home when we heard a samba band very close, wandering round the next corner of the cobbled streets we happened upon a samba group walking through the square playing with around a hundred ...
... fine and the three-tier design with green seating is exemplary. Sadly, FIFA's ludicrous ticketing system meant that too few people joined us in there, with at least 8,000 empty seats according to the official attendance. For the second time in the tournament, we went on to be oblivious to something momentous. It turned out that US goalkeeper Tim Howard, who we all acknowledged had had a solid game, made a record number of saves for a single World Cup game. ...
... in the square, with live music and an abundance of stands selling meat on sticks, caipirinhas and fried shrimp balls. With the city having hosted a game that evening, the festivities ratcheted up even further.
We hung out there for a few hours, soaking in the atmosphere. We met fans from all over the world; we were struck by how many countries were represented at this game. Unlike in the group stage, fans don't know where their team will end up, ...