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Nov 12, 2019 - Salvador da Bahia

We made our way southward from the Amazon to the city of Salvador da Bahia. It was once the capital of Brazil and the center of the slave trade; its population is heavily African. We had a walking tour that took us by the market then on an elevator ride to the upper city. We toured the old part that is filled with renovated shops and old churches. Michael Jackson made a music video here years ago. Salvador was the capital of Brazil for 200 years. As we walked from the elevator, we saw the Pelourinho, the square where slaves were punished;...

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Off to South America

Feb 1, 2017 - Salvador... Salvador... Salvador

Not since the time of living in the UAE 𯇦𯇪 do I remember being hit so intensely with that wall of hot air as you disembarked the aircraft. Salvador is going to be hot! 4 days in a lovely Pousada just on the edge of the old town, electing to take a taxi even though I should be awake after almost 10 hours sleep on the flight by body still feels sluggish - a feeling for a few days I have to get used too. Walking around the old town is easy and well timed for the festival Santa Barbara which

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Indomitable Roamings

Sep 1, 2014 - morro de sao paulo

En morro de sao paulo con daniela Julio 2014 :) ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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mis viajes

Apr 1, 2014 - Never Dreamed

Greetings All, I hope your April is off to a fabulous beginning:) Once again the breakfast was a gourmet feast of four courses!! We're not even allowed to eat until my mom takes the pictures:( So delicious; and worth the wait! Served respectably at 8:00 Atlantic Time, we all find the morning care free and low key. This final leg of our vacation is really intended to relax and feel refreshed before returning to work on Monday. With this in mind, we casually thought we'd walk to the Market and take in the sites and sounds. I needed to...

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Brazil Bound

Apr 1, 2014 - April 1, 2014 – Aboard Regatta headed to Fortaleza, Brazil

April 1, 2014 – Aboard Regatta headed to Fortaleza, Brazil This morning we had a Portuguese lesson. Neither Patsy nor I are very good at languages, Elly and Alan are good. After the lesson, we had lunch. Patsy went to sit in the sun on the pool deck. I sat on the veranda and read. Alan and Elly had dinner in the Toscana while Patsy, Guto and I had dinner in the Grand Dining Room. One of the appetizers was escargot so you know what I had! It was a fun meal because we elected to share a table. Dave and Joyce Carlson were seated at our table...

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Mar 31, 2014 - March 31, 2014 – Salvador, Brazil

March 31, 2014 – Salvador, Brazil This morning I got up enough energy and early enough to walk a nautical mile (6,070 feet). I have been needing to exercise, and this was the morning to get started. After my walk, Patsy and I went to breakfast on the Terrace. Guto and Elly joined us as we finished up. So, we sat and visited with them until they had finished. We had the morning free as we did not dock in Salvador until 2 p.m. So, the rest of the morning was spent being lazy. We found a lounger in the covered part of the top deck and spent...

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Mar 31, 2014 - Grounded

****WARNING**** parents of my students- please read this entry before sharing it with your children. It contains sensitive material. Mama Mia!!! I have exceeded my quota of pictures to post on this site. The last two days in Recife were spent leisurely with Milton and Ana. We did go to the canals to take photos. There is a small historic area where the Legislature stands. Truly there are some buildings that are beautiful. Some have claimed that Recife is the Venice of South America; and while there certainly are canals, it is not as...

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Brazil Bound

Mar 12, 2014 - Porto Seguro to Salvador, Brazil

Monday 10th March 2014 Porto Seguro, to Salvador, Brazil We set off from our beach camp at 6:00am today heading towards Salvador. It was quite hot and the day passed driving north. By about 5:30pm we had arrived at the ferry that left at about 7:00pm to take us across the bay to Salvador. We arrived in the city at about 8:45pm, checked into the hotel and then went out for some dinner – pretty basic stuff, soup and empanadas and beer. In bed by about 11:00pm. Tuesday 11th March 2014 Salvador, Brazil Had an excellent breakfast in the hotel...

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Mar 12, 2014 - Salvador, Brazil - postscript

12th March 2014 Had a great time at the folklore show. It was held in a small theatre and was lively and fast moving. Basically it told the story of the slaves first arriving from West Africa until current times and included drumming, singing, dancing and capoiera (spelling...), the latter being the kick fighting they are famous for in this area of Brazil. The show finished at about 9pm and although some of our group were going out to dinner, we had eaten earlier and were keen to go back to the hotel and get packed up for the next day. We...

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Mar 9, 2014 - Linhares Bush Camp to Porto Seguro, Brazil

Saturday 8th March 2014 Bush Camp to Porto Seguro, Brazil We left our camp by the side of the road at 5:30am after having breakfast. It was hot today and fine. We drove for 14 hours along mostly good roads and finally reached the camp at Porto Seguro at the beach at about 7:30pm. It was a long tiring day that started very early for Lynn (3.15am) due to a snorer in the tent next to us. David was on cooking duty when we arrived in the evening. Sunday 9th March 2014 Porto Seguro, Brazil Today we had a late slow breakfast with eggs and bacon...

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Jan 20, 2014 - Salvador: A Street Festival

Salvador, Brazil: Lavagem do Bonfim ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ January 2014 A Salvador Festival: Lavagem do Bonfim This festival is the second largest in Salvador, after their annual carnival (which the locals claim to be the biggest party in the world, bigger than the Rio carnival, on the grounds that theirs occupies more space at any one time, albeit that it attracts fewer people). Anyway, the Bonfim festival is HUGE, with many tens of...

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Nov 14, 2013 - Life in the valley

I’ve now been here in Vale do Capão for a little over two weeks, and already feel at home here. The town is small, laid back, and people appreciate life differently than in Fortaleza. I feel safe, welcome, and happy here. I attend yoga classes occasionally at a community temple down the road, go on hikes somewhat frequently to the various waterfalls and swimming spots in the area, visit the Vila (center of town) frequently, and relax daily. I am here to study sustainable tourism in a rural community, and let’s just say I’ve been perfecting...

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Vamos Brasil 2013!

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