Bahia Baby!

Trip Start Nov 15, 2009
Trip End Ongoing

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Alpha Hostel

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

WOW, I donīt actually know where to begin?!

OK, so another couple of flights and I arrived in Salvador.  Itīs even hotter than Brasilia or at least it feels it but at least Salvador is on the coast so I hit the beach!

The beach experience:
I have never seen so many fit bodies in my life before ... itīs like every guy goes to the gym everyday or something!  Very toned, defined and muscular - it is a pleasure to people watch, let me tell you - all hail the speedos! ;)
Ok, enough of the cheekiness!  The downfall is that exactly the opposite happens aswell.  So, every few seconds some guy comes up to you telling you how beautiful you are and asking for a kiss - can you believe the audacity of it - no shame.  It gets a bit annoying after youīve said NO like 10 times but hey, itīs either that or someone trying to sell you something.  So all in all, the beach is not somewhere you can go and take your book and have some peace!  Itīs a hype of activity!


Having met some cool people in the hostel, we made our way to "Pelo" (nicknamed Pelo by residents), the historic centre for some sightseeing.  Really, there wasnīt all that much to visit but the streets were pretty cool, with colorful colonial buildings and cobblestoned streets and there are several blocks around the triangular Largo to walk around.  Pelo is really the location for music, dining and nightlife.
To get to Pelo, you have to take a lift, which costs only like R$0.15 as Pelo is part of the upper city.  Basically you have the Mercado Modelo (a really cool market where you can buy sarongs, jewellery, clothes and traditional stuff) on the coast at the bottom of the lift and then the rest of the sights at the top.

And as for carnival, well thatīs a whole new chapter Iīll have to write another time!

Oh, I almost forgot ... Iīm having difficulties downloading the photos from my camera (I need a new SD card), so no pics right now, but as soon as I get them off, Iīll add them to this post.
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amanda korc on

Sounds like the beach was well worth it, besides the the constant kissing request!!!!
we are off to Panama in March & its very there as well.....& full of insects....YUK
Keep having fun

oltona on

wow - panama - if ive enough money left I might venture up to central america!

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