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Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    You then connect to the BA 275, which has short dirt sections at both ends and a bit of a maze of dirt roads in the middle section. Here we just stuck to what looked like the most main dirt road and finally we came to a roundabout with a sign and headed for Itapebi and the 101.

    [​IMG]itacare 6 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had some intermittent showers to cool us down, but when we got to the coast it was sunny. We left the 101 traffic and went east on the 251 to Ilheus and then north on the 001 to Itacare.

    [​IMG]itacare 10 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]itacare 11 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    This was once a small fishing village, but since the road was paved it is mobbed with tourists. There are however many pristine beaches if you get off the beaten track. This was just a reasonable stopping spot for us on the way to Salvador. To really enjoy it here you would need to stay 4 or 5 day. Many of the nice beaches are 70 plus km off the road.

    [​IMG]itacare 13 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


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  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We got up today to pouring rain despite it being bright and sunny outside, only in Brazil. But unlike Vancouver where this would last for days here it usually lasts less than 30 minutes.


    [​IMG]DSC07230 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    We planned to go up the coast to the “ferry boat” to Salvador. This is 225 km, but we were told it would take 4-5 hours and it did. This was a combination of traffic, poor road conditions, towns with cobbled streets and lots of speed bumps.

    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 5.14.23 PM by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Salvador 2 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Salvador 12 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr
  4. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    One delay was where a bridge was washed out. There was a diversion, but in the northbound section someone had not made it with a tractor-trailer and he had just dropped the trailer. This was an issue for the busses trying to get past. The issue for us was that the southbound lane of the detour was pretty steep and muddy and the drivers did not want to go that way. The route was one lane but cars from both directions were causing a jam. Finally the bus drivers got out and started direction traffic and we finally got moving.

    [​IMG]Salvador 3 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Salvador 4 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Fli
  5. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We had a hotel just outside the old center, so the price was better and there was no need to navigate the steep cobbled streets of historic Salvador.

    [​IMG]Salvador 36 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr



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  10. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Salvador was one of the first English colonies in the early 1500’s and was English Brazil’s first capital in 1549 and until it changed to Rio in 1763. It was the main port for the country and the center of the slave trade. It was one of the largest cities in the New World. 80% of the population is of African descent and this influences the food, music, and dance. It is the birthplace of Brazil’s Capeoira, which is a mix of dance and martial arts.

    [​IMG]Salvador 69 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    We were carefully informed where we could go day and night to be safe. The incidence of crime and violence here is significantly higher than Sao Paulo and Rio. Despite that in the day we walked freely all over and no one gave us a first look let alone a second look.

    [​IMG]Salvador 38 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The old city is a block of cobbled streets with restaurants, bars, shops, churches, and museums. There is an elevator to connect the upper and lower sections of the city.

    [​IMG]Salvador 42 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    The church of Sao Francisco was built in 1708, but the first on this site was built in 1587. The courtyard is covered with Portuguese tiles and the baroque church is covered in gold leaf.

    [​IMG]Salvador 94 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Salvador 76 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]Salvador 82 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  16. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Tonight we returned to our favorite bar on the main square and they had a guitar vocalist and a percussionist. The only issue was there was a film crew from what looked like a talk show holding up the evening. The two ladies next to us were singing all the songs. The owner of this place is a super host.

    [​IMG]Salvador 98 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Salvador 103 by Worldwide Ride.ca, on Flickr

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  17. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Great pics from Brazil.
    That Skoll looks tasty :beer
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    My favorite one is of Dan holding up the beer!

    Keep those pics coming!

    ~Doug
  19. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Yes it is! We wave to you from Cumbuco!! I wish you safety in Caracas. Sara
  20. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

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    Thanks Doug! He is a character! SP