Vila Gale Salvador
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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... to Pelourinho for the Tuesday night party someone had told us about. There were people drinking at bars in the street but not many, until we found a bar whose back entrance lead out to a large courtyard with a fully equipped stage and booming sound system. There were three dj's playing dubby, tropical bass sounds, and scratching over this badly (a common occurrence in Brazil clearly - they need Jerome Hill back). Annoyingly this ended after about half an hour ...
... But there were a number of marching bands lined up for a parade down Avenida Sete de Septembre! That is the road that ran right in front of our place in Campo Grande. It is the life vein that carries the blood of Pelourinho down to the city. And this day the blood was truly pumping. The marching bands were elaborately uniformed. Most were children’s marching bands…and all were centered on the drums. City officials, or at least people who ...
... each of them open with his machete in order for us to get all of the soft coconut meat out with a spoon carved from the same cracked shells. Genius, we thought. Continuing along the beach, we were entertained for a while by an aggressive beach handball tournament. We ended the day admiring the infamous Nosso Sehor do Bonfim Church, a site of pilgrimage sought by people hoping for miracles, ever since a seventeenth century ...
... br> The square was filling up as we came back, there are 4 churches surrounding this square, so if you get bored by the sermon from one, you can give the other a try, maybe
They seem to be pretty much the same, apart from the names and date built, but all seem a couple of hundred years old, with paintings on the walls, ceilings, and all on timber planks and well preserved, if a little dark and faded
There are streamers/flags stretched ...
I came back to the hostel after roaming around the historic section
of Salvador. In talking to people who had actually researched Salvador
before they arrived in the middle of the night, I learned that it was a
big slave trading city back in the 1800′s. After that fell out of favor,
so did Salvador. For a bout 150 years, Salvador went into a steady
decline. Until the 1990′s when decided that it would be a good idea to