I can't start to define how I felt walking the streets of Salvador. There's fascination for a place I've never been to, the wanting to absorb all the information, all the details, the smells and noises surrounding me. Colors everywhere, even though most of the buildings in the old part of the city are abandoned and the colors are fading.
Of course I wasn't immune a feeling of safeness, but the fact that I was there with locals and dressed up very simple, made me feel blended and safe to point out my camera.
In the city center, we mostly drove instead of walking around because the city is just too big and the heat would take over you pretty quickly. There's not enough coconut water to quench your thirst and all you want to do throw yourself in the sea water and just stay there soaking all day long.
Another thing that took me by surprise as well were the fruits. I'm not as much of a fruit person as I should be and in Brazil it's impossible to stay indifferent to the variety and tastiness of each fruit I tried. So fresh and sweet, turned into fresh-melting popsicles... too good to be true.
I want to go there again. I want to explore more, rent a car and let my husband show me the wonders of Bahia. I'll make it happen again, someday!