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Church and Convent of Saint Francis  
   

Church and Convent of Saint Francis

Catedral Basilica de São Salvador
Unesco World Heritage Site, Salvador de Bahia

May 22nd 2009
After another overnight bus, we arrived in Salvador de Bahia famous for preserving traditional Bahian culture, samba music, the martial/dance art of capoeira, Rastafarian religion and for the worlds biggest party known as Carnival!! We arrived early around 6am then took a cab to Hotel Estrela in Pelourinho, the historic district of town. Pelourinho means whipping post in Portuguese and the loc ... read more
South America » Brazil » Bahia » Salvador

Brazilian Flag Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
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