Trip Start Mar 20, 2006
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found a cheap (but very hot) dorm room 15 reis each(about 10 aussie dollars)including brekky then headed out for nice moqucha dinner. we wandered our way around the cobblestone streets up past the many churches, colourful apartments, drumming corps, caperioa shows, pay per kilo restuarants and bright art shops forever being carefull to not trip over the stones. meandering our way up to one of many plazas filled with plastic chairs and tables flowing with cheap beer and nasty street food. the lonely planet(our bible) told us this place was the hub of afro Brazilian music food and dance and it was not wrong. a lot of slaves were brought here from Africa and it shows in the faces of the people and the culture, its amazing. we pasted by rasta guys with huge dreads afros plaits, big mamas in traditional dress and everyone just waiting for a party to happen
the area we stayed in was called palarino named after the post the slaves were tortured on, it would be hard to break the sprits of the people of salavdor thou i would say.
went to the plaza were live music was on the go, everyone shaking their booty, a homeless lady showed us how to dance and got us dancing with some locals who went onto show us a very interesting beer filled local tour with mucho dancing involved.
our legs very sore the next day. locals Marcos, washington, patrica and her thigh feeling friend showed us ALL the fiesta places thtas for sure.a great night even thou we could not speak Portuguese!!
not much sleep in SALVADOR
in salavdor for easter which was good cos there are churches for at least every day of the year there, lots of parades and masses to observe. had chocolate ice cream instead of easter eggs.