Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, part 2

Following on from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, part 1.

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Modelling the locally bought Brazilian hat next to Elevator Lacerda

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Itinerant drink seller in the foreground, behind the “SALVADOR” public sculpture near Elevador Lacerda

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Having another delicious ice cream from the cafe next to Elevador Lacerda, Pelourinho, Salvador

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

A statue of a woman in traditional dress, Salvador. The ribbons are given out unsolicited for “free” by locals wandering the Pelourinho squares. I declined

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

An interesting multinational fast food franchise restaurant, Pelourinho, Bahia

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Phone boxes modelled on coconuts. Coconut water (either direct from a coconut or poured into a cup) is popular in Salvador

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Hostel Oh Meu Rei’s street level bar Oh Minha Rainha hosts live music sessions Sunday nights. Salvador has a groovy culture and on this evening people walking passed often sung or danced to the music

On the Monday I travelled inland to a permaculture farm. My amazing time at the farm will be covered in another blog post.

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

R$13 for a half-bottle of local spirit at a bar in Pelourinho

After the farm I returned to Salvador for one more night. That evening I went out with Brit George and a Chilean from the hostel, both of whom lived in Sao Paulo. First stop was a bar where we drank an interesting local liquor (R$13 for a plastic bottle; poured in small plastic cups). On the way back, we sat around a makeshift table on the hostel street and chatted for hours with a local rasta guy and folks on a balcony.

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Joseph disliked the nativity scene so much he fell over, clutching his heart

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

A local favela on the way back to Salvador Airport

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

The smoke from many fires visible on the coast, shortly after taking off from Salvador for Sao Paulo. I suspect the fires are burning rubbish