Tag Archives: Salvador

How not to get robbed in South America

“If you are going to be pick-pocketed or mugged in Brazil, Salvador is likely to be the place,” says the Lonely Planet guide on South America. “Don’t take anything with you when you walk around Salvador. No watch, no expensive … Continue reading

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The dog is watching out

(Photographed in Salvador, Brazil.)

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Aggression on the Playground

If I correctly interpreted this sign in Salvador in Brazil, it’s asking children to fight with each other. I also found it troublesome that the boy is kicking the girl, cementing negative gender stereotypes. (Auf Deutsch.)

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Christmas in Brazil

Wearing shorts in front of a Christmas tree. What climate change has only recently made possible in Central Europe is normal in Brazil. I still don’t get any real Christmas feeling in the tropics, despite all the festooned roads and … Continue reading

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Great Idea from Brazil: Public Phones

In Europe and North America, we all waste a lot of money on our mobile phones (except me). We waste a lot of energy on carrying them around. We constantly have to recharge them. And we have to worry about … Continue reading

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Jesus is my neighbor

Once you know that Nazaré, the name of the part of Salvador where I stayed for two weeks, is the Portuguese form of Nazareth, it may surprise you less that Mr Jesus was my neighbor.

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Riding the Waves

Yesterday evening at one of the beaches in Lauro de Freitas, Bahia, Brazil: I have already seen this a few times in Brazil, people riding along the beach with horses. Until now, I had thought this kind of cheesy stuff … Continue reading

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