Lisbon – Santarém

Lisbon – Santarém

Daniela and Tiago both set out for work around 8am, but were kind enough to let me stay for longer. I had been up on time to leave earlier, but my legwear, which I’d taken to get fixed when I arrived, had developed another hole in the short ride from the day before. The tailors where I’d taken to get it repaired wouldn’t open until 9:30, and so I wanted to wait for them.

When I showed up, Fátima, the lady in charge seemed surprised to see me. I showed the new holes and she showed

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In Lisbon

In Lisbon

In Lisbon I stayed in Lisbon for the weekend, and both days slept in until late morning. I don’t think I was that tired, but I seem to sleep longer when it’s colder. On the Saturday we went out for a coffee (espresso) at a local viewpoint, and I managed to offend Daniela by putting both my sugar, and hers in my coffee. It’s not that she wanted the sugar, but to her the idea of sugar in coffee, and definitely TWO sugars in one coffee was just ridiculous

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Salvador – Lisbon

Salvador – Lisbon

In Salvador
I spent a few very enjoyable days in Salvador, including changing host on the Monday after 2 days with Axl. I moved further out of town, close to the airport, to the house of Pablo. Pablo was Axl’s polar opposite, with an infectiously positive attitude that made good things happen to him all the time.

We went out to the beach and on the way back stopped at a shop to show me some local snacks. While there Pablo saw a bird in a small cage, and inquired about buying it because he

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Aracaju – Salvador

Aracaju – Salvador

Aracaju – Indiaroba Staying in Aracaju was a good time. We went to the beach on the weekend, and then I hung out at Lourenço’s bike shop on both the Monday and Tuesday. There were a couple of small colonial-era towns a bus ride away, but neither Lourenço nor Fabiana, his cleaner, thought they were worth visiting, so I skipped that option. I also managed to meet up with Felippe, a Warmshowers member, who had done a year-long tour around Brazil and was planning

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