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South America » Brazil » Bahia » Porto Seguro September 23rd 2019

So I will get to the Brazil vacation a bit after, as I think the first thing we all need to address here is the cat bacchanal that was occurring in my backyard during the month of August…I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before, but there are quite a few feral cats that live in and around our property here in Santiago. Usually, they are nothing more than the occasional nuisance, maybe get into a garbage bag now and then, until August arrived…which is apparently when all the horny kitty’s come out to play! This included possible erotic meowing which kept us up at night, a number of loud cat fights, and oh… a dead cat that we found on our patio one Saturday morning (maybe forgot the safe word?)….poor Zoe was traumatized. After asking ... read more
Good times with Grammy & Grampy
Celebrity Sighting
The Quadrado

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Salvador March 17th 2018

GÜN 44 17 MART CUMARTESİ: Uyku şişmesi sonunda uyandım.. Bu kadar nasıl uyumuşum veya ne kadar ihtiyacım varmış.. Kahvaltı giderek mükemmelleşiyor ..dün bazı yemekleri tattığımdan cesaret alan iki dudu, artık hünerlerini gösteriyorlar ve yağdırıyorlar .. Gerçekten güzel şeyler yapıyorlar ama muz kızartmasına hayır demek durumunda kaldım .. O kadar da değil yani.. Cuba’da bira yanında patates kızartması niyetine vermişlerdi .O gün bugün muz kızartmasına hayır.. İlaçlarımı alıyorum bayağı düzelme var fakat su gibi terliyorum .. Odama çekilip dinlenmeye karar verdim..Salvador’lular kendilerine Bahia diyorlar .. Bahia eyaletin adı ve Salvador bu eyaletin başkenti ama onlar illa ki Bahia lafını daha çok benimsemişler. TV de din sat... read more
KIYI KIYI
ALANDAYIM
FENERLİ

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Salvador March 16th 2018

GÜN 43 16 MART CUMA : Otelim beni şaşırtmaya devam ediyor .. Gece karanlığında hiç değerlendirememişim.. Oda diye bir kat aşağı inince ne oluyoruz ? dedim ama hakkını yemişiz.. Sabah ışıklarında ne olduğunu anladım.. Bir kere dün gece pencere yok diye sızlanmışız ya… pencere bir boşluğa açılıyor diye kızmıştım ya.. Meğersem pencere denize açılan bir balkona açılıyormuş.. Otelin bulunduğu mahalle eski şehir sayılıyor ve limanın tepesine yerleşmiş bir plato.. Aynen Santorini gibi... dik bir yamaca yapılmış ve yemekhanesi giriş katında bulunuyor .. 180 derece deniz manzarasına karşı kahvaltı yapmak ayrı bir keyif.. Otelde iki dudu kadın çalışıyor .. Aman Allahım, kahvaltıyı döktürüyorlar .. 5 yıld... read more
OTEL İÇİ
ÜST MAHALLE
LACERDA)

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Salvador March 15th 2018

GÜN 42 15 MART PERŞEMBE: Bugün artık son etaba giriyoruz.. Nezle, grip arası gidip geliyorum. Kendime bakmaya gayret ediyorum.. Erkenden alana geldim.. Otobüs peşinde koşmaya cesaret edemedim. 50 kağıdı verip taxi ile alana geldim.. Vaktim çok orada burada oyalanıyorum.. En azından düşünmeye vakit var ve kendimce değerlendirmelere dalıyorum. Bir kere İspanyolca biliyorum diye kasılırken ”Canım ne olacak burada da idare ederiz” diye bir özgüven patlaması yaşamışız.. Şimdi madara olmuş ve kuyruğu bacakların arasına sıkıştırmış durumdayız.. Kulaklarımız düşmüş…. Derin derin dalıyorum . Portekizce anlamak çok zor ve ne yapsam dediklerini anlamıyorum.. Ebleh bir bakış yüzüme oturuyo... read more
ALANDAYIZ
KEH KA
ALANDAYIZ

South America » Brazil » Bahia February 2nd 2018

This part of our trip was spent in Salvador, Lencois and Chapada Diamantina and it was so good! Salvador is such a vibrant city and the energy there is amazing. The sound of drums filled the city day and night and the locals would just start moving as soon as any music started playing. We really enjoyed being in the midst of the exciting African demographic and their culture. And the city was definitely not as scary as people made us believe. Although we didn't exactly venture out to anywhere dodgy.. we stuck to the historical centre (Pelourinho) and the beach areas (Barra & Itapua) and in these areas there was a strong police presence - the tourists are a protected species here. We then bussed about 7 hours to a cute town called Lencois to ... read more
Salvador - Pelourinho
Salvador - Pelourinho
Salvador

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo May 9th 2017

Suzanne here... It took much longer to get to Salvador than anticipated. Brazil is vast, so even a domestic flight took two and a half hours. Then once at Salvador airport we chose our usual money-saving bus instead of taxi option. It was easy enough to get the bus (straight through the multistory carpark in front of arrivals then turn right - no signs but easy to find). The bus was cheap, but it did go the long way round so took over an hour to reach the Centro Historico. But on a budget it is probably the right choice. Originally we were going to head north of Salavador for a couple of days. But then we read about Morro de Sao Paulo, on the island of Tinhare. It sounded lovely, so we revised our plans. ... read more
Leaving Salvador for Morro de Sao Paulo
View from our balcony at Pousada Bahia Bella
Morro de Sao Paulo main plaza

South America » Brazil » Bahia March 9th 2017

If this is Wednesday, then it must be Salvador, Brazil. This is the equivalent of being in Aruba if you are only looking at position north of the equator. When we made our list of places to visit during our lifetime, Salvador wasn’t anywhere on that list – mostly because we’d never heard of it. Now we’ve been here and can rest at ease even if we never get back again. It is an interesting place. The population is more than 2.5 million, so it is one of the biggest places we’d never heard of before. There was a lengthy history of events, from explorers making the first real discovery of South America, through a long and much larger slave trade, being the first capital of Brazil (before that was moved to Rio), and finally have ... read more
Inside Bonfim Church
Figures on display in Lake
Mercado Modelo

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Salvador June 18th 2016

June 15. In Rio we woke at 5:00 am for our flight to Salvador in the state of Bahia, which is the size of Texas. Strangely, Wayne and a couple of others got an email saying our flight had been delayed and that we could find out more at 10. Giordanna called the airline and was told, no, everything is on time! Sure enough, at the airport the plane was ready, and all was fine. If we had been traveling alone we would probably have missed the flight! Someone proposed that that is what they do when the plane is overbooked to reduce the number of people that show up! In line to check baggage a very pushy woman kept trying to cut into the middle of our group from the row behind us. She had ... read more
Mashed manioc, salsa, black-eyed peas and manioc, and meats
The bay at Salvador
Posing with a baihana

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Arraial d'Ajuda May 18th 2016

Three more days passed before I finally pulled myself from Itacare's seductive grasp bringing my total there to nine days. The final day/night/morning consisted of an all nighter with miscellaneous goods, homemade firecrackers, and exploding fruit with Dave-O the Destroyer the Aussie extraordinaire. It was time to go. So I hopped on a bus at 7am for an eight hour journey south to Porto Seguro where I transferred onto a ferry to cross a river to Arraial D'Ajuda. Porto Seguro was nothing to write home about and I stayed one night in Arraial but found it to fancy for my liking. So I bused further south to Trancoso where I found a nice little town to stay put for a few days. My first and only night in Arraial D'Ajuda was OK, but like I mentioned ... read more
Quadrado
churrasco
futbol

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Itacaré May 11th 2016

When I was a kid growing up in Southern California I went to the beach a lot. Now that I'm older any time I am around the ocean it always brings me back to those days as a kid hanging around with friends in San Clemente on T-Street Beach surfing, chasing girls, and soaking up the sun. Here in Itacare I have been transported once again to those times and I've been up to the same old tricks of surfing, chasing girls, and soaking up the sun. I've enjoyed every moment. I was going to stay for 2-3 days, I've been here a week. Getting to Itacare was a fun travel day. Up early from my pousada in Morro I walked to the main dock in town and tried to arrange for a ferry back to ... read more
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