Every new beginning is some other new beginnings end
Salvador da Bahia Travel Blog› entry 66 of 134 › view all entries
February 22nd, 2010 – by: melsadventure
I have two days here in Salvador before flying off to the exotic Amazon Rainforest. Despite seeing it in Ecuador, I never really felt that i had the full experience and for me seeing the rainforest in Brazil really will be the realisation of my dream to be in the Amazon. Miss Keller, my geography teacher would be proud! It is really good to actually see Salvador without the floats, people and craziness of Carnaval. The city itself is huge but the two main areas where tourists visit, Barra and Pelorinho, are really quite beautiful.
Barra is the beach town with a famous lighthouse and some great little bars and restaurants and where i have been based for my time here.
The area of the Pelo has over 10 churches in a small area and according to locals there are 365 churches in Salvador, 1 for every day of the year! One of the main churches is Igreja Sao Francisco, which is covered in gold leaf inside. Pictures do it more justics than i can.
So this is the end of yet another chapter in the travelling adventure. I am about to part ways with a great travel buddy, Raila, who i have been with since Buenos Aires. We have had some great times and seen some amazing places together but she now moves up north on the Bahia coast and i go to the Amazon. It is always hard to say goodbye but equally exciting to think about the new adventures to come.
Bring it on i say!
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