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Travel Blogs from Salvador
If we're continuing with the "theme of the month" thing, then I guess June was Portuguese month, since we spent the entire month in two Portuguese-speaking countries. I’m not exactly fluent yet, but I have picked up some vocabulary and now can at least recognize food in a restaurant. I know how to pronounce the word Guimaraes. I know that when you see a 'd' you say d in Portugal but dj in Brazil. And I know that no word sounds anything close to ...
On a typical cold and rainy day here in England I started scrolling through the
volunteer section on the World Veterinary Service (WVS) website and decided it
was about time I took part in another project. Previously I have spent a month
volunteering for The Esther Honey Foundation in The Cook Islands and for Maun
Animal Welfare Society in Botswana as part of my travels. I now have a permanent
full time nursing position in Hertfordshire and ...
... sun who doesn’t speak Portuguese wants
to find himself. I considered getting off the bus before it got to far
away but realized that I still didn’t know where I was and where I
needed to be. I stayed on until the end, a crowded, busy bus center
with about 20 bus stalls each with a list of unfamiliar destination
stops listed on signs hanging from the ceiling. I didn’t even see a
sign for what looked like the beach area I just came from. ...
... until this point on our travels, Joseph and I had done the whole independent travel thing. It’s nice to have the freedom and flexibility to do what you want when you want that come with this style of travel. However, it’s also nice to be told what to see, where to stay and for how long. Arranging everything yourself can sometimes consume you and take away from the whole experience. After ten weeks of going it alone in Central America, ...
... lovely however, but we had to hot foot it back to town to catch an 11 o´clock bus back to Salvador. Once back in Salvador, and after enduring another tedious bus trip into the historical centre we visited the Tempostal Museum that is a collection of old postcards showing historial pictures of Salvador. That afternoon we also visited the |Afro-Brasileiro Museum that tells the story of those slaves that were brought from Africa by the Portuguese in the ...