Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho
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... to Pelourinho for the Tuesday night party someone had told us about. There were people drinking at bars in the street but not many, until we found a bar whose back entrance lead out to a large courtyard with a fully equipped stage and booming sound system. There were three dj's playing dubby, tropical bass sounds, and scratching over this badly (a common occurrence in Brazil clearly - they need Jerome Hill back). Annoyingly this ended after about half an hour ...
... 14. We were supplied with far too many drinks and snacks for a flight lasting little over an hour but there were no complaints to be heard.
Once we collected our bags we had an hour or so to kill in the airport, always a good location for people watching, as we awaited the arrival of a new addition to our touring rabble. Grafite's dad, Tony Tony Barnard or Tony Tony or TTB as we like to call him would be joining us for the rest of our stay in Brazil. His ...
... African beliefs. This was very evident in our first stop at the Church of Bonfirm. Outside was a hub of activity with vendors selling Rastafarian coloured wares, beads, rosaries and multi coloured ribbons to tie onto the church fence. These ribbons are prevalent everywhere with each colour representing something – white is for peace, yellow for prosperity, pink the safety of children etc. People tie these ribbons onto the church fence as an expression ...
From Rio we flew up to Salvador in Bahia and unfortunately again arrived in driving rain, which seemed to be very unlucky according to all the locals we spoke to. Worse news was that it wasdue to lash rain for the full three days we were here! However our hotel was lovely with a pool terrace overlooking the ocean, and the most friendly and welcoming staff I had encountered in the last 7 weeks. It was also ...
We set out for Recife yesterday morning after last minute refueling and enjoyed a lovely six hour sail in well nigh perfect conditions with a 15 knot south Easter on our beam when all of a sudden oops the steering does not work! So back to Salvador we go using the port ...