|We were at sea all day yesterday coming here to Ilheus. I spent most of the time reading "Gabriela, Clove & Cinnamon" and visiting the spa. I even decided to suck it up and go to the first formal dinner. My table mates are 2 sisters from Toronto. They seem very pleasant but I told them I may skip some nights. They were also on my tour today. We visited Downtown Ilheus with a group of Germans and a few Brits. The guide pointed out various places from "Gabriela" and the authors old home. We also visited a handcraft market and chocolate factory. This area was one of the worlds largest suppliers of cacao.