One Month and Counting.

One month ago today we were having drinks with our close friend in Los Angeles, the night before embarking on this international journey.  At that junction, I felt blinded by the years of hoping and planning.  It was nearly impossible for me to picture what life would be like as a traveler, and so I [...]

Barra Grande- more photos

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Barra Grande- more photos

We are posting a few more pics- the best explanation of this place that is possible!

Caipirinha Love

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Caipirinha Love

The caipirinha goes way beyond a national drink. It appears to be the only drink in common place here. It can be found in sidewalk street carts, in shopping malls, and at beach stands, boasting tall displays of stacked fruits and various bowls of berries. Unlike the complicated and overpriced ‘delicacy’ found in upscale american [...]

Two boats and a bus. Part two

Barra Grande. Until a week ago, I´d never heard of this place. By the looks of it, I don´t think im the only one. Right now as I write this, I think I am in the most isolated place I have ever been. I am realizing how addicted I am to Wifi- since this one [...]

Morro de Sao Paulo- it’s everything you’ve heard

No other way to say it- this place is paradise at it’s finest. Touristy? Yes. But not with the chain restaurants and upscale jewelry shops we Americans are used to. It’s island life from a few decades ago- roads made entirely from sand, isolated beaches in walking distance, prices that aren’t inflated beyond imagination. There [...]

Two boats and a bus

Overland travel is not always as it seems here. We learned this the hard way, when the 4 hour trip from Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo turned into a 7 hour trip. There are many options for making this distance: a high speed boat will get you there in 2 hours for about R$75 [...]

Getaway to Itaparia

Known as a weekend getaway for wealthy Salvador residents, Itaparia island is quiet and comfortable on a summer weekday. We needed a break from the city, and the 35 minute ferry ride was an easy answer. We left around mid morning, spent the day enjoying the beach and were back at the hostel late in [...]

Salvador Dances

Celebrate life, the good and bad. On Tuesday nights in the Pelourinho, it’s all a party- rich, poor, young, old, locals and tourists- for one night, all seem to convene around a shared sense of understanding life’s hardships and finding the simple elegance of laughter in between. Here, there is music, dancing, and food everywhere [...]