Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho
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... work – despite my lack of retail therapy for more than a year, very disinclined to shop!
The tenor of the drumming I heard from my room, 2 floors up and facing the sea not the street, dragged me down. Indeed, my instincts were right as it was the most famous Brazilian drum corps, Olodum – was not prepared to pay 60r (£15) to see them perform tonight, so happy to hear them for real and for free.
Leaving Rio For Salvador
On November 5th, our twelve member group, by now fast friends or at least quite friendly, left with our guide, Koen, from Rio to Salvador and, for me, the real adventure began to the Brazil I had never seen.
We stayed in the Sheraton Da Bahia hotel and first thing after arrival, we had an orientation walk around town and bumped into the start of a parade, so chatted with the ladies and gents in their traditional ...
... we met up with Paulo's architect friend, Diego, and walked around the beach for a while. Paulo and Diego both needed to head back to work so I bought a coconut, stuck a straw in it, and enjoyed the beach for a while. While on the beach I met a group if Irish people who were in Salvador for their friends' wedding. It made me think of my good friends Sean and Aly who are about to get married in mid august. I really wish I could be there :/. After the beach, I took a cab back ...
... massive elevator which takes you from Pelourinho, down the cliff face, to the sea front and port. Very cool feature. After being blessed by some women in colourful dresses and then probably cursed when we refused to give them money (needed the change for elevator!), we had a wander round Modelo Market which truth be told was quite a lot of tacky tat. Then we walked along the front to the Museum of Modern Art. When we arrived it all seemed a bit quiet and mysterious and it ...
... it’s spelled. Otherwise I’m still pretty useless.
As we’ve jetted around random cities in Brazil, the main common theme has been “the US is playing here” rather than any sort of thematic or geographic similarity between most of the locations. So doing a comparison between them is difficult. Manaus, Salvador, Natal and Olinda are all completely different places. But we did manage to squeeze in a few ...