Brazil | Salvador

salvador_brazil_qm20Brazil | Salvador Sat 30 Jan 2016

Salvador in Brazil was a beautiful place.
Language – Portuguese
Words learned – O Brigada (thank you)

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A beautiful old and colourful city. We walked around the cobbled streets taking photos and videos.

The Mexican has fluent salvador_brazil_qm28 salvador_brazil_qm28 salvador_brazil_qm20 (1) salvador_brazil_qm28 salvador_brazil_qm28 salvador_brazil_qm28Portuguese so she was our tour guide and translator.
We went to a restaurant in the back streets away from the busy main street. It looked more like chairs set up outside someones house and not really a restaurant. We ate lobster, mixed seafood, amazing rice (Brazil is known for it), beans and more.

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On our search for coffee we came upon a bar on the street. We were then lead out the back, through the kitchen (abit suspect if I’m honest) but what was on the other side was worth it. A terrace bar with an amazing view of the city and the port.

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Salvador

Salvador, also know as Sao Salvador, Salvador de Bahia is the capital of the Brazillian state of Bahia.  With 2.9 million people, it is the largest city in the Northeast Region and the 3rd largest city in the country after Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  Founded by the Portuguese in 1549 as the first capital of Brazil, Salvador is on the oldest colonial cities in the Americas.

A steep hill divides its Lower Town from its Upper Town by some 85 meters.  The Elevador Lacerda, Brazils first elevator, has connected the two since 1873.  The Pelourinho district of the upper town, still home to many examples of Portuguese colonial architecture and historical monuments, was names a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.  The city’s Carnival celebration has been reckoned as the largest part in the world.  The city is noted for its cuisine, music and architecture and Porto de Barra Beach in Barra has been named one of the best beaches in the world.

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