Salvador, Bahia, Brazil November 3rd 2009 We stayed in the historic center of Salvador known as the Pelourinho (Pel).
In English, "Pelourinho" means whipping-post. It was named as such because it is where Africans were sold into slavery upon arriving in Salvador. Most of the buildings in the Pel were built while Brazil was a Portuguese colony. Brazil was the seat of the Portuguese Monarch during the period that Napoleon's Army pos ... read more
South America » Brazil » Bahia » Salvador 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