Aug 15 2009

Salvador da Bahia

Monica

Perhaps a bit beyond the shoestring….

We were to bus to Salvador yesterday the 14th (a 25 hour ride) BUT when we arrived at the ticket counter 10 minutes prior to the bus actually leaving..they were full. So we found the internet cafe and booked an afternoon flight for that day. WORTH it!! Arrived before 8pm to a samba band playing in our hostel. The beat of the drums were enough to catch a second wind and head out to enjoy a warm Bahian night. I enjoyed a traditional Bahian meal of Moqueca which is a fish stew cooked in a clay pot with dende oil, coconut milk and spicy peppers….YUM!

We will be 8 days or so in Salvador with a trip planned to the true paradise of Morro De Sao Paulo. More stories and pics to follow.

Largo Do Pelourinho. Slaves were auctioned here

Largo Do Pelourinho. Slaves were auctioned here

Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco

Igreja da Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco

A view over the ports of Salvador

A view over the ports of Salvador