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Jun 29, 2005 - Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

We landed close to 2 a.m. and got a 45 minute cab ride to Pelourinho the oldest part of Salvador which translates to 'Whipping Post' and is where the African slaves were once tortured. Ironically since those dreadful times the Brazilians of African decent have thrived and, keeping their culture alive have kept this area in Salvador very much their own. Our hotel...Hotel Pelourinho had good character, but is pretty basic. We had to sleep for a few hours, so we only started to explore at lunchtime. The town is enchanting, both beautiful to...

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