Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho
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... were left wondering what to do. I saw a big black dude in a Brighton & Hove Albion shirt. He didn't look English. I went up to him and asked why he was wearing this random football shirt. He said his Enlglish friend gave it to him. He could speak English and he seemed friendly so I took him at face value and introduced him to the others, thinking he'd know where the party was. I was right, he directed us to a Samba club nearby which seemed to be where all ...
... enough for the six or seven cars and the fifty of us to squeeze in and listen to Pedro's dreams of turning this space into a juice bar or coffee shop and that it's current use was a waste of a 'beautiful' space. A good proportion of people were now becoming sceptical about Pedro and his tour, we were finding it hilarious and the next stop at 'the second narrowest building in Salvador' had to be seen and heard to be believed. One Indian woman took exception to ...
... Salvador, with its pastel-coloured colonial buildings, its churches, its narrow streets and its ups and downs. Unfortunately there was not a lot of people around, almost everything was closed being a Sunday, but at least we were able to see it without the crowds that usually visit it.
We stayed in a pousada in the Barra district, close to the beaches north of the city, a place a little more quiet and safe especially at night, although the beaches are so packed ...
... during our campaign.
The trip was a real insight into the country of Brazil and a totally different way
to a see place rather than the usual tourist routes. It was so eye-opening to
see how much these people cared and gave up for their animals, even though most
were owned but roaming. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in
animal welfare and travel to consider doing a project like this. I certainly won’t
be stopping here!
... about Ronald Biggs and the 1963 Great Train Robbery. There were 15 men who took part in the planning and carrying out of the robbery and Ronnie Biggs was really only one of the minor characters, but he became the most famous (or infamous) because of his spectacular escape from prison, following which he remained in Brazil for 37 years before handing himself in to the British police (as he was in ill ...