There are forts all along the coast in Salvador, all protect the harbour and any invaders would have been caught in across fire. We could see this in the harbour as we stood beside the elevator - there is an elevator which goes up and down between the upper and lower cities but it is not very reliable so we just looked and then drove down - our guide was excellent
Photos from Salvador June 11th 2012 Another day out, this time our guide was Fernando and he was excellent, he had a good grasp of english and a good knowledge of the area. He was also one of the first locals we had found who had been outside Brazil. ... 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
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The latest entries are for our second visit to South America, this time having a look at Brazil.
We have travelled a bit - been to Australia of course - not all of it but bits, China twice together but me 6 or 7 times for work, A bit of the USA, South America as before, A bit of Africa highlights being the Gorillas. My wife and I plan to do the harder places now and save easy places for when we are old and wrinkled... full info