Day 17 Salvador

This was our last full day in Salvador. We spent a good part of the day driving around the city, getting a glimpse of daily life from our tour bus window . We passed sidewalk produce markets and the crowded streets and alleyways of Salvador’s favelas.

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One of our stops was at the Church of Bonfim (Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim), built in the 18th century, and a pilgrimage site for those looking for miracles. A side room was filled with ex-votos, replicas of body parts, hung as offerings in gratitude for healing. The gate outside the church was tied with thousands of multi-colored wish ribbons.Brazil 2015 296 Brazil 2015 299 Brazil 2015 300

In the evening we returned to the Pelourhino for dinner and more shopping.Salvador 25 Brazil 2015 303 Brazil 2015 311 Salvador 26

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I am a high school teacher, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I live in Evergreen, Colorado, and I love to read, spend time with friends and family, eat great food, and seek out solutions for social justice.
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