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April 20 -SALVADOR da BAHIA, BRAZIL

sunny 93 °F
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This is the largest city on the northeast coast of Brazil. The churches of the "Upper City" drew our attention as we slowly glided toward the dock.

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The huge bay is the world's largest harbor.

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The Handicraft Market is located in the Old Customs House just steps from our ship in "Lower Town".

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The Candomble figures represent African religious beliefs.

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The area was colonized by Portugal in 1549,and there are many magnificent buildings from the 17th through 19th centuries that have yet to be restored.

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For .15 Reals (5 cents) each the Lacerda Elevator whisked us to the Upper City.

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Crime and corruption are said to be huge problems in Brazil, but we felt plenty safe with police on every corner.

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Salvador was Brazil's first capital city. It was a major Portuguese colonial slave port.

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The Pelourinho District is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Sao Francisco Church, from 1597 - I can't believe we have actually been here twice! Thank you Crystal!

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Isn't she cute?

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Colorful fruit, artistically displayed

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An artisans' workshop

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We started walking in rain this morning and now we were glad to have umbrellas to shield us from the sun!

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In this square, the Place of the Pillory, thousands of slaves were auctioned to the highest bidders.

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Red Sox Nation in Salvador - this young man's family lives in Boston!

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Sunset over Salvador and its 365 churches

Posted by Swenigale 08:35 Archived in Brazil

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