Portobello Ondina Praia Hotel
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... them. We bought some beers from a street vendor and joined the party, dancing our way through the streets of Salvador. Finished after about thirty minutes but a brilliant experience especially with all the streets lined with flags and colourful ribbons and banners for the World Cup. Gave us a taste of the famous Bahian / North East culture as well as what carnival would be like. The next day we headed out to take in some of the culture. First we headed to the San ...
... square was brimming with Americans, chanting and sporting their best red-white-and-blue outfits. We took part in the American Outlaws' march from the Pelourinho to the stadium about a mile away. Brazilians leaned out of their windows cheering us as we passed. The stadium was really cool, smack dab in the center of the city, with great skyline views. Unlike in previous games, our section was a mix of fans because we hadn't purchased our tickets through ...
... about World Cup games is that after the game, there are no taunts, no bad feelings - the fans are still cheering for their teams and the Belgium fans have something nice to say about the US - you gave us a run, you were unlucky, it was a great game. Much better sportsmanship than you see at a Yankees game! The energy and the noise level in the stands is unbelievable - I videotaped some to show you. Off to Rio ...
... little blond haired eight year old go at it with the three times his size African man, we separated as the boys walked with the crowds to the stadium and Noa and I headed back to the posada to chill out, watch the game on TV, and wait for the house to fill up again a few hours later.
Fortunately, the French won 5 to 2, creating a celebratory feeling in this French owned posada. By the time 7 pm rolled around, the house had filled back up with people from around the ...
... end of the night...I was pickpocketed for the first time :(. My wallet was nicked by a guy who ran into me in the street, and hugged me - clearly intoxicated but I struggled to push him off me - and I didn`t notice until later that it was missing. They didn`t get much, and the lesson was well learned, I`m sure we`ll experience similar and different approaches at other points in the trip but hopefully next time I`ll recognise it for what it is.
On our last ...