Today we went to explore Cidade Baixa. The trip was in some ways longer than we expected, making Salvador seem like an immense city that we had barey scratched the surface of- which is true. We were nowhere near understanding the city, and the trip to our destination was a reminder of that.
Our destination was the Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim, or… The Church of Our Father of Good Endings -the good ending being heaven. It’s a Catholic church in the hills of Salvador that is known for distributing the fitinhas, the ribbons you see all over Bahia.
The church is known for granting miracles! So people often send in their thanks via things that are special to them, and the church has acquired a large collection of items.
I had to sign the guestbook. I put ‘Maryland!’ with an exclamation mark.
Later we walked to the nearby Farol, a lighthouse.
My friend and I attempted to do the ‘look I’m holding X!” photo, but we know nothing of foreground and background photography whatnot. Close enough!
And lastly, another church.
A good day, but it made me realize how little of Salvador I’ve seen. I’m gonna work extra hard these next final days to cover as much ground as possible. I have to!
This is my, “I can do it!” face. Aproveite!