Portobello Ondina Praia Hotel
Travel Blogs from Salvador
... part of the city and it is another UNESCO World Heritage site. It is known as the Pelourinho. It is unique in Brazil because of it's concentration of Afro-Brazilians. They believe there were about 9 million indigenous people in Brazil when the Europeans arrived. Of these a small percentage practiced cannibalism. Unfortunately for the Europeans the first Catholic Bishop in Salvador was eaten by cannibals.
We saw the traditional dress of Bahian ...
... br> tankers and cargo ships anchored in the bay.
I arrived at the other side greeted by cab drivers, tour touts and
Motorbike taxis offering me trips to the beautiful beaches that lie
beyond walking distance.
Of course, I started walking. First I walked around the little town to
see if there was anything of interest. There wasn’t. I walked along the
local beaches but they were quiet. So I broke down and ask a ...
... I feel like I will be leaving my new home that I have made for myself in South America, leaving new friends on a new continent. That is not to say I am not looking forward to coming home. Indeed, I am looking forward to creating a new definition of the word.
With my relationship with Mili steadily progressing, I am forced to consider the idea of home. For me, for the first time in my life, I find myself looking at the world and wondering where I want my home to ...
... once they cleared through this bumpy layer to 2000 feet, I had the whole of Salvador Bahia spread out before me. Turning onto final I again was flying into a 15-20 kt headwind. When I have the runway in sight, but groundspeed is reduced to like 70-80 kts due to the headwind, it’s almost like being suspended in space as the runway threshold seems to barely creep closer.
Once on the ground, I told ground control I needed ...
... lizards running around the house, one is contemplating entering my room right now and keeps running around the front door. I like lizards though, they are pretty harmless I believe. unless you try to eat them or something! I mean they just eat other insects which is pretty reassuring for me in the house, kinda like spiders which are harmless most of the time.
There is always so much to do here, you never run out of options, as a matter of ...