Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Salvador de Bahia

After getting up at the crack of dawn and driving back to Rio to catch our flight to Salvador, we finally arrived. Our flight was late which put us behind schedule. As we rode through the city, the architecture grabbed me. It reminded me of New Orleans.

Here is our hotel. It only had a few rooms.

Mooey had her own loft at this place.

Our guide, Roberto, took us on a walking tour of the downtown. There was graffiti everywhere.

This is the one of the oldest churches in the city.

Here is Weenie and Roberto. Every panel tells a story.

After our tour of the church, we had a snack at an outdoor cafe. It was very hot.

We walked down to the harbor around sundown.

As we were walking back to our pousada, Roberto stopped at his favorite place for a snack.

It was like cornbread with okra and some other unidentified things. It was delicious.

After walking up a hill that was not unlike Mount Everest, we were dead. We wanted to go to a restaurant close to the hotel. After resting a bit, we walked down and found this place.

The restaurant had a spectacular view of the city.

It wasn't until we looked at the menu did we realize it was Italian and not local cuisine. We were too tired to leave so we just ordered. We had some more eggplant and peppers.

I ordered shrimp in a marinara sauce. It was okay.

We went straight back to the room. We had to get up early to catch a plane to a tiny island!


eb said...

Wow, awesome!!

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