Bye-bye Rio, hello Salvador
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Didn´t do so much today, updated the travbuddy and then left our Hotel Atlantico at noon to move to the Hote Angrense, about a 10 minute walk away, and slightly closer to the actual beach at Copacabana. Went for a walk aong the beach with HJ and her new room-mate, Susanne, and had a cold coconut along the way. Had lunch at the per kilo place from our first stay in Rio, then had a siest! Had our first group meeting tonight, and then all went to a BBQ buffet restaurant for dinner. After dinner, stopped at a nearby cafe and enjoyed an açai with our leader, Jose - this is a local drink made out of a fruit from the north. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, and is often mixed up with granola, fruits and so on.
Another day of mostly travel. Flight to Salvador was very good, all on time and given some yummy food from the regional celebrations - our meal was from the north-east, and was a sort of cured meat with mashed root pie, followed by a very delicious dessert of doce de leite and coconut - most impressive! The hotel here is very nice, has a pool and is right across the street from the historic centre, so safe with lots of police around. The manager said don´t go out between 10.30 and 11pm because that´s when the police guard changes, so if there´s going to be any trouble, it will be then!! After settling in, we walked over to the centre for a quick look around, followed by a refreshing beer at a street cafe.