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Travel Blogs from Salvador
... My tour guide arrived, she was a very nice lady but I have no idea how to say or spell her name. Our first stop was the Bomfim Church on a hill overlooking the bay and most of Salvador. It's a famous church as it mixes the Catholic and Condoble religion (which is very common here due to slave history) and people believe Bomfim will grant them wishes if they either tie a ribbon to the gates or tie one to their wrist and wait until it naturally falls ...
... are certainly not naive but Salvador is not more dangerous than any other large crowed city. In fact we have found it quite easy going, friendly and accommodating even with the limitations of language.
Samba da Roda originated in the bay area of Bahia during the 17th century when sugar was king and Africans were captive in great numbers. Samba do Roda originated from African cultures and ...
... cured after requesting a miracle here believers bring a wax model of the appropiate body part to hang in the "miracle room". Finally I rode the art deco elevator that connects the lower and upper cities, long queue but a bargain at approximately 5 UK pence.
Today I thought it would be good to visit something of Bahia outside of Salvador and away from the busy city. I hired a freelance driver/guide through the hotel, and went to Prai ...
... baby last night and only scratched a little. Each day is getting easier.
I cannot decide today if its sushi and a movie, or try and hang out with some friends. Seems like a chilled Sunday.
I'm home in a little over a month, can you believe it.
Love you all
Ps. Super interesting to me that in this cleanse my camera has clapped out and my hard drive containing all my movies. Can you believe it?
... they lacked in flesh and booze they more than made up for with generous (and multiple) servings and large quantities of a Brazilian cheese tasting like a mozarella and feta cross-breed.
My enjoyment of the various vegetables and fruits became like something of a sport to Marilia, her mum and her aunt, who scrutinised my reaction to each new dish and then discussed whether or not, behind my British politeness, I was actually enjoying the flavours. To my ...