Today is the feria, Nossa Senhora da Conseicao da Praia, and I "celebrated" by traveling to the Itaparica Island, just off the coast of Salvador. The water was bathwater warm, I ate little fried fish and found many "tresors" in the sand. We went a bit off the beaten path where a few families (babies, kids, dogs AND horses) were picnicing (splashing, running, kicking soccer balls/sand/eachother, and loads of laughter).
|boy riding his pet horse|
|older boy hassles kid on the horse|
|older boy #2 throws sand at him|
And then I ate this crazy fruit (acajou) that is the actual fruit of the cashew nut...it made my teeth and throat feel weird. Call me gringa, but it was a little trop bizarre.
and then I became uma sereia bahiana (mermaid of bahia).
The end. Fin. Finito.