Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Sunny Salvador...



Have to say that Salvador Da Bahia, around halfway up the coast of Brazil, is one of the most vibrant colonial cities that I’ve visited. It’s the cultural centre of Brazil you see. There is much banging of the drums and dancing in the tiny cobbled streets, and it’s also the home of capoeira, which combines the two energetic pursuits of dancing and kung fu.

I’m not too sure who this chap is though, he looks a bit like Bill Herbert, although I’m thinking that he’s probably some Portuguese gent, as it was the Portuguese who founded the city. Its hard to work out who’s bronzer really, the statue or statue imitator? Dang it gets hot in Brazil sometimes!

2 comments:

John said...

Why aren't you wearing a skirt like what the statue is?

Statue John said...

Well, if you must know, the blotchy old legs had taken a complete battering from the sun by the time we reached Salvador.

For this reason i didn't wear the skirt that day, so as not to scare the locals away...