Twice in Salvador
Salvador was our gateway to the wonderful islands of Morro de Sao Paulo and Boipeba. The first time in Salvador we arrived late and left after breakfast. Didn’t really see anything at all except the main roads and our hostel/hotel. Only picture I have from this is from the sky. After spending time on the islands of Morro de Sao Paulo and Boipeba, we had a full day and night in Salvador allowing me to take some pictures of the city.
Getting back from the islands
During our terrible boat trip (many people vomited and felt sick) back from the islands to the main land of Salvador we met another German guy. After this we began looking for our signature thing, the ATM. What else? No ATMs were working on the islands and even if the hostel/hotel said that it’s possible to pay with card, this was not the case. Getting off the boat whilst holding on to our last few real, we took a shortcut into the city via the elevador Lacerda!
The famous elevator Lacerda was not far away from the docks. Even if some of us still felt a bit ill after the boat ride, we decided to walk with all our luggage to the elevator. Took a couple of pictures from the top before starting our search for an ATM and our hotel. On the way we found a Banco do Brasil office and felt relieved. Got our money and saw on the GPS that it was only a 10 minute walk left to our hotel. Split up with the German guy who lived in another place.
Checking out Salvador
After checking in and taking a shower it was time for us to go back into the city once again. This time smelling good, having cash and not being ill. The German guy from the boat joined us. All of us being hungry, it only felt natural to look for a restaurant. Really didn’t have any clue about this city but after taking photos and walking around the city for 20-30 minutes, we finally found a place that seemed got enough for us.
Filling our stomachs and drinking
Later on a Swiss guy joined us. The dinner turned into drinking many caipirinhas and beers. After a while the waiter brought us water and probably couldn’t believe how we were able to drink this many caipirinhas. Me and the German guy drank at least eight caipis each and lots of beer to this. It was a wonderful evening sitting on the street and drinking. The only way back to the hotel though was through the fishy and narrow alley I showed a picture of earlier in this post. Completely dark but there stood two military guys on the restaurant end promising to look after us. Salvador is considered being one of the most dangerous cities in Brazil.