On the first of June I flew north from Porto Alegre via Sao Paulo to tropical Salvador. This was my first hot weather in months and a pleasant change from cool and wet. Even in winter Salvador’s days were hot and nights warm.
Porto Alegre and neighbouring Guaíba River from the aeroplane
Flying above the city of Salvador on the way to its out of town airport
Having visited Salvador previously, I returned to stopover before and after another Marizá Epicentro permaculture farm stay. Besides the weather, in Salvador I also enjoyed visiting Pelourinho and catching up with Lidia and Andrea from Hostel Oh Meu Rei.
Slihouette of a man in central Salvador
The sun setting over Salvador’s bay
Drinking at a street side table with local characters
The House of Jorge Amado Foundation on Pelourinho’s main square
This historical building’s façade features both a tall ship and a train locomotive
Participating in my favourite Salvador activity: eating a delicious Acubana ice cream next to Elevator Lacerda while watching the sun set
A man playing his guitar on steps next to my hostel
Bahia Marina with Elevator Lacerda in the right foreground
Bunting shading a Salvador city street
A Michael Jackson dummy on the balcony of the Pelourinho house where Jackson stood in the They Don’t Care About Us video clip
An old Brazilian post box