Salvador, Brazil

Trip Start Jan 26, 2009
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Trip End Mar 27, 2009


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Thursday, February 12, 2009

A quiet day in port with nothing specific planned.  We debarked with our new "Irish" friends Maureen and Terry Mackian from Victoria, British Columbia.  We walked from the ship to the Elevador Lacerda, which takes us from the commercial district (where we docked) up to the older part of the city.  Lots of fun walking about the old town with it's narrow lanes and cobbled streets.  The sun was merciless but thankfully there were plenty of "refreshment stops" available so slake our thirst.  We did but one obligatory church and were glad we did because the interior was, quite frankly, spectacular (no photos allowed!).  We wandered for a few more hours and then headed back to the ship to find a cool hideaway to protect us from the sun.
 
Tomorrow is a quiet day at sea followed by our arrival in Rio de Janeiro, where we will vanish off the radar screen as it were for a few days.  Our next post should be on the first sea day after we return to the ship in Buenos Aires.
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It's Me Again!
Well ,you two, rub it in about your hot, sunny weather{ re 'Under the Hot Sun-Better than Snow}! We actually had 2 days of heat { +8C} this week, although it did rain. Today is sunny, but cold {-10}.
It was great seeing some of your photos. It's nice that you managed to be in a few, Jim. You were lucky that you weren't dragged off by the police for sneaking that photo of the interior of the church, Jim.What a treat that you had your own private tour in Recife! You didn't mention much about the shopping mall. Were you given time to look around, Lynne?
Enjoy your stop in Rio de Janeiro tomorrow. You might be dancing the night away at a masquerade ball. Carnivals around the world are often celebrated in January & February. Wouldn't that be fun! It's a large city & as I remember, can be a dangerous one. Take care.
I spoke with your Mom on Tuesday, Lynne. Everything seems O.K. Since I'll be busy for the next 2 days at the Provincial Speed Skating Competition, I'll probably call her later today.
I've sent your Travel blog link to Sharon, David & Donna.
Keep having fun!

Alice
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It's fun reading about your adventures. Watch out for those winding roads and rough bus rides. Glad your enjoying your trip. Your missed by the gang on the DREAM. Be careful and have a great time

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