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Jul 18, 2007 - Hands, shoulders, wheels and toes

Sunday 15.07.07 I hurried down to Copacabana beach early in the morning to watch the Men's Triathlon, an event in the Pan American games being held in Rio. The triathlon for these games involves a swimming leg of 1.5km, cycle 40km and the competitors finish with a 10km run. At 8am, the beach was already full of people, from the morning joggers to the bike boys and girls in lycra, the blue-rinse brigade and the shirtless throngs in thongs (of all kinds). One eccentric old woman even brought her rooster on a tiny leash, both sporting the...

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Apr 17, 2007 - Morro de Sau Paulo

So, I am on this fantastic little island called Morro de Sau Paulo. I first flew into the state of Bahia from Rio. I flew into the city of Salvador, and spent the night there. Woke up on Monday and took a catamaran to the island of Morro de Sau paulo (not sure I am spelling this right). Anyway, so this island kicks ass!! Oh, wait! My morning yesterday (Monday) was hell, but I feel bad even saying that b/c I am in such a beautiful place. So, I will just say my morning did not go as smooth as liked. First, I walked to the ATM to find it was...

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Travelin' Queen Bee

Feb 23, 2007 - Salvador

Salvador is famous for being the most African of the Brazilian cities. Bahia is renowned for its food, culture, music, capoeira, candomble and art. As a former capital of Brazil, it is also packed full of colonial architecture. Its Carnival is famous all over Brazil and we timed our arrival perfectly by rocking up the day after Carnival to find the city with a hangover! As the workmen set about taking down the scaffolding stages from which the musicians had performed and the stands upon which the watching crowds had danced, we set about...

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Takeaway Tales

Feb 21, 2007 - Carnival Baby!

WOW - how am i still alive???????? so much to say so we'll break it down from the top. At the bottom is the explanation of how carnival in Salvador operates - completely different to Rio's carnival. Last entry i made i think we were in Itacare, just another one of the 9 hippie / tourist type towns we've made our temporary home in the carnival road trip tour - all very simmilar to Bryon bay type places if you can imagine Byron bay now, 20 years ago, 5 years ago etc etc. And then we arrive in Salvador!!!!! Our bus arrived in at 0600 and after...

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Feb 17, 2007 - Voyage to Brazil

So I had a whole journal entry saved on my computer and put on to a jump drive to use at the internet cafe, well it didnt end up working so therefore, this isnt as long as it normally would have been. Ill post it later becasue i have a whole thing on what ship life is like!! Umm, we made it to Brazil, very interesting, pretty neat, and a little scary!! Im going on a walking tour of Salvador later today and then a program called Bahia By Night, ive heard a lot about it so it should be really cool!! i think ill probably skip the whole...

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Feb 13, 2007 - The arrival in salvador

Upon arrival in Rio I had the 1st bad thing happening...my flight booking had been cancelled and I only had 30min to go until my flight to Salvador would leave.... The stuff at tam was very friendly but I head to book a new flight that was more expensive, but what option did I have? At least they were kind enough to upgrade me to business class! :-) Upon arrival no one was waiting for me to pick me up! Ricardo said that he would send a taxi but nothing....and his phone was switched of...after a while I decided to make my way into town...a...

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Jul 15, 2006 - Salvador de Bahia

Por fin! El famoso Salvador de Bahia! La zona de Pelourinho (centro historico) es muy bonita. Ahora hay policias militares en todos lados, asi que la mayor parte es relativamente segura, hasta en la noche (sin contar las fiestas de musica brasileña en la noche donde segun me cuentan te sientes atacado por manos que entran a tus bolsillos en medio de la muchedumbre). Tiene muchisimas iglesias, casas tipicas, escuelas de capoeira, etc, etc. Una noche fui a una ceremonia de candomblé (macumba). Justo era una ceremonia dedicada a los dioses...

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May 21, 2006 - Salvador De Bahia

We finally arrived in beautiful Salvador after a gruelling flight from Manaus...but doesn't matter now! We are staying in Rio Vermelho which is a little out of the main part of Salvador near Barra. On Saturday, Dany(Trent's old work friend from the blacket) and her fiance, Leo, met us and took us to Pelourinho. It is the old part of Salvador and all the streets are cobbled. There are baianas ( women dreseed in traditional dress) and street vendors everywhere. We saw some amazing local art and musical instrument shops selling ever kind of...

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Mar 12, 2006 - Salvador de Bahia

Aprés 18h dans un bus oú la climatisation ne dépassait pas les 20°, alors que la température extérieure est de 40°, nous arrivons bien malade et bien fatiguée a Salvador. La ville est magnifique mais pour aujourd'hui nous nous contentons d'une petite ballade dans le quartier Pelourinho, le quartier le plus animée de la ville.

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Feb 22, 2006 - Salvador and Carnevale!

Right....as you may have noticed there`s a real lack of photos here.....this is NOT because I got drunk again and broke the camera (although I did get drunk on a few occasions....). The reason is that after 10 days in Salvador (5 of which were mad partying at Carnevale) we have only 7 pictures, none of which are actually from carnevale, is because of the foul people who ruin big events with robbery (muggings and pickpocketing) and the ever present threat of actually getting so drunk that you break the camera. We still have our camera and...

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Feb 13, 2006 - Salvador

We decided to travel a bit further afield before returning to Rio for the Carnaval so we took our first long bus journey (30 hours!!!) north up the coast to Salvador! The coaches here are amazing so it wasnt too bad, although we had to drive through some huge storms in the mountains. Salvador is brillant, very different to Rio although still a big city. It has a massive African influence here and the style is very laid back (dont worry mum im not getting dreads just yet!). We arrived at a hostel and a popular band was playing right...

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Jan 7, 2006 - Surfing in Salvador

Efter et par dage i kedsomhedens by, Brasilia, er jeres to rejselystne skibsrotter naaet til Brasiliens badeby nummer et, salvador. Det hele startede med en taxatur ud over det saedvanlige fra lufthavnen. Det der startede som en vennetjeneste fra en ung gut, udviklede sig til afpresning af vaerste skuffe, og vi maatte efter at vaere blevet smidt af paa en tankstation ved motervejen ti kilometer fra byen, soege ly paa det naermeste luderhotel med lyseroede vaegge og gummimaddresser. Dette slog os dog ikke ud, og allerede dagen efter havde de...

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