Today was an extra special day for our only son as he celebrated his 7th birthday. And he made sure everyone knew he is the birthday boy.
All he wanted was a Ben 10 watch. No cake and no party…just that.
So he woke up and went to his Judo class after we took him to the toy store to buy his dream toy. The smile on his face was really priceless.
After that we decided a great day to learn a little bit about salvador.
So here is the story..probably not all but enough to give you a gist of this beautiful city.
They have the low city and the High city. To visit the high city you can take the famous elevator up and basically you get off the elevator and you are in a city of higher grounds. Pretty cool right? And the view is even better.
We learned that in salvador they have 365 churches which means you have a choice to visit 1 new church every day in a year.
Also the salvador culture in mostly influence by Nigerian and Ghanaian culture. With Yoroba influence in what they call akeretye.
It’s basically fried beans and some palm oil and spices.
Our tour guide tried to say Ghana and it was funny how he mentioned the name Ghana.
After that trip we visited the famous Bonfim church. This place is believed to have healed a lot of sick and wounded people.
Also salvador has up 64 kilometers of beach line.
Overall I think our son enjoyed every moment of his extra special day.
Happy birthday son
In his judo class this morning
The Bonfim church
Looking into the future across the waters
The water looks so calming
We are family
The people who believed that the prayers from the church will heal them brings this to hang up there. And they have pictures of the people.
The inside of the Bonfim church
The Nigerian culture influence…the women dressed in their outfits
Inside the preserved mesuem made to explain the African culture
Where they believe the culture came from Ghana and Nigeria.
A little fun in our day
After the knocked down the church they built this as a symbol of appolgy
The explanationof the government and the people
Hugh city life
Birthday boy with his dream toys…so he says..
A show for the birthday boy…
The best part of our day…is this beautiful view
Salvador Exploration Continues. ..