Spotlight Hotel Salvador
Travel Blogs from Salvador
... coup at a neighbouring convent. On asking the mother superior if she could use it, concern was expressed as to what would happen to the chickens. She replied that she would find somewhere for them. In response to a later enquiry by the mother superior as to the location of the chickens she replied “ Inside the stomachs of the sick people – I killed them, cooked them, made chicken soup and fed them to the sick!” To my delight she also started ...
... the middle of the old colonial district which is so attractive with colourful buildings and cobbled streets.
The day we arrived was supposed to be the best night to see some African street music (Salvador has a very African heritage dilute to the number of slaves the Portuguese brought here), but unfortunately the weather meant that there wasn't much going on in the streets. We decided to just have dinner at ...
... and coffee as well as a hearty lunch and we left
feeling like we had achieved the task given to us!
Day 4 saw us staying nearer to base in Abrantes where we set up our mobile clinic in
a local (Isabelle) house in the favelas. With our routine now firmly in place
we whipped through a succession of 10 male cats which had Isabelle knocking on
her neighbours doors to see if they had any more animals for us. We also spayed
her young dog and 3 ...
... is ****** reworked versions. I am willing to
negotiate though, maybe throw in some Stones and Elton John too. Think
So here I sit, listening to renditions of boring music, but it is just
too hot to make the effort to go somewhere else that, most likely, won’t
be playing anything any better.
To add to the atmosphere, barefoot homeless kids are begging for 2 Reals
... onto their faces, "Excuse me, do you girls speak English?". "Yes we do" they responded. Hooray! The girls were Austrians and spoke heaps gooder English than me even. They assured me that after they're own versions of our story, we were simply to board the only Ferry disembarking the terminal at 10am (ish).
Finally, we were able to confirm that Stef is queen of research (but lacks confidence) cos she had it 100% correct the entire time. It just goes to show how ...