The day went by so quickly. I woke up early for breakfast at Sol Barra, then checked out around noon to switch to Hotel Porto da Barra, a much more modest establishment. Afterward, I took a free bus to Iguatemi mall, purchased a couple of nessary items of clothing (bikinis are considered necessary in Brazil, just FYI), then headed back to the hotel.
I met up with my new friends around 7pm and we all headed to Pelorinho again. We were trying to see Olodum, who plays in Pelorinho every Tuesday evening for free (try youtubing Olodum. You will see what Salvador is all about). Apparently, because carnival is so close, they were charging 100 rais for the abada! OK, so we sat and drank and listened to some other lovely live Brazilian music and called it a night.