A Travellerspoint blog

September 2008

Imbassai, Bahia 24-27 September

2 hours north of Salvador by bus. 30 minutes walk from where bus drops off to village and beach.

Beautiful wild stretch of beach. Walk for miles north without a soul.

Pousada in the dunes with swimming pool (with a view!)

Interesting `sweet´ water area to south. People eat at table with their feet in the water.

Local food is mainly seafood. Moqueca´s - seafood stew served in small woklike pan. Delicious (eg Prawn moqueca). Note: In Brazil, beer served in 600 ml bottle (kept cold in plastic container)

Imbassai - The track to the village

Imbassai - The track to the village


Imbassai Village

Imbassai Village


Imbassai - Squirrel monkey

Imbassai - Squirrel monkey


Imbassai Pousada

Imbassai Pousada


Imbassai Beach

Imbassai Beach


Imbassai

Imbassai


Imbassai - Breakfast included

Imbassai - Breakfast included


Imbassai  - Prawn Moqueco

Imbassai - Prawn Moqueco


Imassai Lagoon

Imassai Lagoon


Imbassai  - Feet in the lagoon!

Imbassai - Feet in the lagoon!

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Salvador 20-24 September

Nice-LHR-Rio (BA), then Gol flight to Salvador.

Salvador was a great place to start. Much African influence.

Well run pousada with friendly German owner who was very helpful with tips.

Big city. Stayed in Barra district by the sea.

Centro Historico UNESCO listed colonial architecture. Great food from the street vendor ladies.

Sunday nights - Powerful percussion band Olodum play to packed audiences - chaud!

Itaparicu Island for day trip.

Salvador - Barra on Sunday

Salvador - Barra on Sunday


Salvador - Coconut juice - lovely!

Salvador - Coconut juice - lovely!


Salvador - Lift to Centro Historico 1

Salvador - Lift to Centro Historico 1


Salvador - Lift to Centro Historico 2

Salvador - Lift to Centro Historico 2


Salvador Centro Historico 1

Salvador Centro Historico 1


Salvador Centro Historico 2

Salvador Centro Historico 2


Salvador Centro Historico 3

Salvador Centro Historico 3


Salvador Centro Historico 4

Salvador Centro Historico 4


Salvador Centro Historico 5

Salvador Centro Historico 5


Salvador Centro Historico 6

Salvador Centro Historico 6


Salvador Olodum 1

Salvador Olodum 1


Salvador Olodum 2

Salvador Olodum 2


Salvador Itaparicu Island

Salvador Itaparicu Island


Salvador Villa Verde

Salvador Villa Verde

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