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.
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.