Travel Blogs from Salvador
Salvador (or to give it its full name, São Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos) is as the name implies beautifully located on the sea. But I suspect most visitors come to Salvador as we have done just to the Cidade Alta, the UNESCO listed colonial old town. Brazil's colonising immigrants celebrated their success in this new world, as many at …
There is no evidence that Bob Dylan's music has been influenced by samba rhythm - who knows, maybe it might have improved it - but plenty of other people's has been. We have delightful morning in the studio of Gilberto, a professional percussion player who introduces us to a wide range of instruments, drums, tambourines, bells and to the …
... but I am glad it never had any mould on it and didnt smell, and it only takes an hour or so for it to dry
While I was doing this, Collin dropped by, he had a report the truck was open, but he was releived it was just me
I swept out the truck while I was there, seemed a good idea, but drew the line at washing oit out, threw out some mouldy fruit that someone had left on there (WHY ?)
That's it now, so if the rain holds off we might get our city tour in today
... clowns arrive up one alley and disappear down another. The constant collision of clowns had me flashing back to senior management meetings in my previous work life. The very important African influence on Brazilian culture was on colourful display. This was a multi day event and seemed closer to what we had envisioned as a grassroots Carnival celebration. Not as much beer drinking and police brutality but even more men dressed as women.
We almost managed to ...
... quite knowing what to expect but feeling sure it would be a good experience and fitting for the day. Cubela is at a high elevation and somewhat cooler that other parts of Salvador. It is also endowed with much vegetation and so has something of a rural atmosphere.
As we entered the compound we stopped at the house of Xango to pay our respects. It was still early in the morning and there were quite a few people already moving ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool