Pousada Villa Carmo
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- Shuttle bus service
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... away with anything when you look a bit German.
The next morning I switched hostels to my preferred choice just a minute down the street. I hated that random hostel. The sheets were covered in plastic. They didn't have any drinking water and the toilets were blocked. Why do people stay in places like this. My new hostel was so much nicer and the people were cool too. Met a half american, half scouse girl (with the accent to match) and an English guy and ...
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... random I know). After a while we got back in to the car. We were not able to visit the Modern Art Museum as it wasn't open til the afternoon and we were then unable to visit a Condoble house as the road to it was closed. Instead my guide drove me around a lake with some large statues of African ladies and then took me back to my hostel. I had been out 2 hours. Needless to say I was very annoyed! I had expected most of the day and a tour of the city, ...
... in concealing dress, Ogun in blue and Oxossi in green and doing their characteristic dance.
After the Orixas, came the Capoeira dancers, so far this was the most impressive Capoeira I have seen, the agility, skill and accuracy of the dancers was just amazing. It is clear to see just how this fighting style was used so successfully in defending the African free states of Brazil during the period of enslavement.