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Salvador Brazil World Cup 2014 Trip Report/Photos #worldcup2014 #brazil2014 #salvador

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  • Xavier
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    Originally posted by Pepper View Post
    So did the concessions get any better the other game days? I am shocked that they weren't better prepared. I wonder what they will do in 2016.
    We went 1 match but some of the folks in the group went to a second match. They said the concession did not get better.

    Originally posted by Diplomat View Post
    Cool pictures; would have loved to have seen more of the local sights though

    I have more photos that I may post. Because it was quick visit I did not get to do alot of interaction.

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  • Pepper
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    So did the concessions get any better the other game days? I am shocked that they weren't better prepared. I wonder what they will do in 2016.

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  • Pepper
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    Cute photo.

    Originally posted by Xavier View Post












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  • Peasie
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    Germany to di worl

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  • RichD
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    Originally posted by tuffstuff View Post
    Bamboo avenue- well I do declare old chap..

    **put u pan di mitigation list too**

    Di name of di place is 'ollan bamboo. Get it right!
    a down deh yuh come from? ..only the locals call it that

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  • tuffstuff
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    Fantastic pics! Love their colors. That one w the painted steps is a fave I think. I like the super Jcanman (w the flag), and the garbed lady in door- beautiful.

    You w the Nether feathered couple could be a Vegas promo- dem festive bad- how dem pack dat inna dey luggage

    What was the food like- lotsa seafood, but was it tasty? How u fi poas one deggeh deggeh food pic + call this a report?!? Try nuh fall back pan di cheese stick needa hmph! Btw- fruit with condense mmilk AND syrup ohgoshman. How dat go?

    The 'audio VW' was advertizing supm? Bug inna good condition man. They don't have lotsa old cars like Cuba tho rt?
    Last edited by tuffstuff; 07-13-2014, 06:15 PM.

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  • tuffstuff
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    Originally posted by RichD View Post
    yes, even though him mix up bamboo avenue wid fern gully
    Bamboo avenue- well I do declare old chap..

    **put u pan di mitigation list too**

    Di name of di place is 'ollan bamboo. Get it right!

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  • Diplomat
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    Cool pictures; would have loved to have seen more of the local sights though

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  • Xavier
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    Originally posted by Peasie View Post
    Enjoying this report. I will be in Salvador in September. I'll just use your photos
    Thanks Peasie. We have a great time there. We would have stayed longer but the accommodation rates were just so high because of the World Cup. Everyone I talk to who knows Brazil says it is one of the best places to visit. In face one of the members of our group went back this week to watch the USA vs Belgium match. She had airline miles. You will certainly enjoy it. Can't wait to see your photos.

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  • Peasie
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    Enjoying this report. I will be in Salvador in September. I'll just use your photos

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  • Xavier
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    Day 5 - Walking the neighborhood and departure home

    Half the group was going to the Portugal vs Spain match while the other half was staying at the villa. I was in the half staying at the villa.

    We were going to explore the neighborhood. We started walking and I found a billboard with Bob Marley's image on it. Our first stop was the supermarket. I love to see what is on the shelves and the fruits. Most of the vegetables and fruits we recognized, however there were a few we did not. We bought a few ice cream fudges then headed to the farmers market which was close by.

    There were about 8 vendors there. We were drawn to 1 specific vendor because of his friendly demeanor. He joke around with me and taught me a "handshake". We bought fruits from him including sweetsop.

    Next it was off to the nearby beach where we spent a few hours before going back to watch the World Cup games. We were able to watch the Germany vs Portugal game and also the Iran vs Nigeria game. We then left for the airport where we watched the Ghana vs USA game. There were areas set up in the airport with big screen TV’s for fans to watch the game. Most of the people watching in the airport were cheering for Ghana. Our flight was delayed so we were able to watch the US win the game 2-1. The atmosphere watching the game in the airport was great as the fans were cheering and screaming at the TV as they cheered for their team. It was a nice way to end to our trip to Brazil.



















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  • Xavier
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    Day 4 - Praia de Forte Beach and World Cup matches
    We headed to the beach called Praia de Forte Beach. It was about 45 minutes away. On the way there we got stopped at a police checkpoint. The driver got out the minivan with his documents and showed the police officer. After inspecting the documents he handed them back to the driver and we were back on our way. The beach was in a tourist type area. There were little shops and restaurants everywhere. We decided on a restaurant we would meet at to watch the match. The beach was filled with a mixture of locals and tourists. The beach shoreline was calm with smooth rocks and pockets where you could swim, however in the distance you could see strong waves. There were surfers riding the strong wave. We walked along the beach until it was game time. I ate, watched the games and walked around. Every shop and restaurant had a TV so it was easy to keep up with the scores. Before we left I went back to the beach as I heard drumming. There were some kids getting lessons from an adult on drumming. They were using pans and drums to make great music. I went back down to the beach and to my amazement it was barely there, high tide had come in. There were no longer people on the beach but now fishermen pushing out their boats to sea. Overall it was a relaxing day.























    This roasted cheese on a stick was great.

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  • Xavier
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    More Photos from Day 3 - Tour of the the Pelourinho Historic Centre of Salvador da Bahia, Brazillian Ballet and more matches





    Had this fruit salad which was sweetened with condensed milk and syrup










    Some of the dancers pose with the Jamaican flag







    This Brazilian man was extremely happy to meet a Jamaican

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  • Xavier
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    Day 3 - Tour of the the Pelourinho Historic Centre of Salvador da Bahia, Brazillian Ballet and more matches
    Everyone was up late. We had a long night. That morning at breakfast we had a acerola cherries. Not the American type but the ones we had in Jamaica. We were getting ready to go back to the Pelourinho for a guided tour . Our historic tour guide met us in the town lookout and explained the different levels of the city being built to defend against invaders. She took us on a guided tour of the nearby museum where we learned more about the city, but we were not allowed to take photos. There was a church in the museum with amazing decorations and sculptures. As we walked through the Pelourinho Historic Centre of Salvador da Bahia you could see kids playing football (soccer) everywhere. Brazil felt like the center of everything football.

    Once we finished the tour we had lunch at a little "hole" in the wall restaurant in the area. The food was great. We stayed there and watched the Uruguay vs Costa Rica game. Once the game was over we went to explore and shop. Next up was the Balé Folclorico da Bahia Ballet/Performance. It was not a formal event and I was not sure what to expect. The curtains rose and there were 4 drummers with 2 ladies singing songs that sounded like they were from Africa. Then the dancers entered. The energy was amazing.

    The performance seemed to take you through a history of black culture in Brazil with acrobatic moves and the famous capoeira (Brazilian martial arts). It was a breathtaking performance not your traditional ballet. There is no photo or video allowed so I was unable to capture any of the performances. The dancers met with us at the end of the show.

    After the performance we did more walking around. A gentleman walked up to me shouting Jamaica and started to talk in Portuguese. He was excited. He grabbed me and hugged me. We took a picture and he gave his card pointing at his email. He wanted me to send it back. When I travel internationally I wear Jamaican shirts as I find people will instantly strike up a conversation. In all my travels I have never been greeted this warmly before.

























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  • Peasie
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    heeeeemmm

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