The Champagne Backpacker: Michael's Round the World Trip 2005-2007-- The Adventure of a Lifetime travel blog

Old Colonial Church

Colorful Building

Enjoying A Beer

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2007. OLINDA, BRAZIL. Yesterday, Jeff and I caught a bus from Lençois back to Salvador (Real Espresso, 6.5 hours, 40 Reals $20). Upon arrival in Salvador at 8 p.m., we researched flights and decided to catch a 2:50 TAM airline flight to Reçife (175 Reals ~$84). It was too close to departure time to book online, so we grabbed our gear and caught a taxi to the airport (50 Reals). The flight was only an hour, arriving in Reçife at 4:15 a.m. We rested at the airport for an hour before catching a taxi to Olinda (40 Reals), a northern suburb of Reçife known for perhaps the best preserved colonial architecture in Brazil. We plan to spend a couple of days here exploring Olinda's backstreets and then fly to Noronha Island, called the ¨Brazilian Hawaii¨ by the locals, for some beach time and scuba diving.

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