Farol Da Barra
We found ourselves at Farol da Barra beach in Salvador on the right night; Sundays the beach is the place to be. Instead of encountering a mellow, scenic sunset as anticipated it felt as if we had set foot on an entirely different planet. People selling beer, sugar cane juice & caipirinhas were scattered all along on the beach, others waited with large trash bags collecting bottles while kids ran wild playing soccer and splashing in the surprisingly hot ocean water. A wooden boat bobbed up and down in the swell adorned with a giant amplifier that pumped out loud dance music, providing endless entertainment to all in its vicinity. As the sun descended to the waterline casting its beautiful warm evening light over all on the bustling beach, I sat silently soaking up all the energy of this new place. The city life of Salvador would prove to be a far cry from the mellow shores of Florianópolis. The party kept on until after dark and it felt like heaven to be able to roam free in a bikini, swim and dance on the beach until the wee hours of the morning without a single goose-bump on your bare body. It was as if you could feel the soul of the city on the beach that night; a nice introduction to the culture of Bahia.