Adventures in Salvador Day 5
So anyway, I dropped Vera Nobles a line to see if her party were still in town. They are. She dropped me a line back to meet her at the Zumbi dos Palmares statue in the Square. I got caught up looking at art and had to run back to the hostel to wash my face, make my purse lighter and head back to the Square.
We couldn't take any photos but the view of the city from where the elevator is was magnificent. There was the first auto in Salvador there and the marble in marble stairs, the special exhibit of the painter in the basement. We even had a guide, to make sure we didn't snap a photo (smile).
I went back to the Tourism office and there was a woman there who is vegan who gave me four restaurants. Ramas was really close. They do the kilo thing (weigh the plate and the food and you pay by the kilo).
Ramas even had natural snacks and chocolate. The only word I recognized in the packaging was "gluten." The cook didn't speak English but he knew vegetarian and pointed to everything I could eat (smile).
The upstairs breeze was great in the place and there was a nice view of the plaza. I will certainly go back to that one. The host was pleasant. People are speaking Portuguese to me. I am starting to look native (smile).
I am going to a Condomble public event on Saturday evening. I met a tour guide at the other gold church, the third of three. It was the one near the hospital museum. The tour guide will pick me up.
They each have to develop a certain amount of curriculum available to other scholars to use immediately. Quite a bit is interdisciplinary which is great. Baba Wade and Vera said they were at the Francisco church and Bill Clinton came in with his security. They didn't move. I said, "so they wouldn't get shot." We laughed.
On my way back to the hostel after leaving Ramas I saw this poster I have been seeing around on buildings everywhere in Pelourinho, so when I inquired as I walked by, I couldn't resist going up the stairs. The Centro Cultural Correios gallery is really nice, and the exhibition of Denise Camargo's "Silencionago" is phenomenal!
Silvana is leaving tomorrow :-( But another sister-friend of a friend is popping by the hostel tomorrow to help me figure out the rest of my stay (smile). God is good to crazy wild women who jump on planes without definite plans or linguistic parachutes (smile).
When I get my papers written for the other three classes, I will post photos (smile). The gold leaf is pretty amazing. The Africans did all the work. Its intricacy is amazing too!