Hi all, I was chatting on Skype the other day with a Canadian who now lives here in Brazil and has a Brazilian girlfriend.
I'm to wear the ribbon until it falls apart, by which time, Waldemir assures me, my wishes will be granted.
Related: Brazil Travel Guide As we're enacting this little ritual, a shower of cool water hits me in the forehead.
Definitely Rio de Janeiro, maybe São Paulo and Florianopolis.
If you come to Brazil chances are those are the cities you’ll visit first. Besides Amazon jungle tours or a visit to Iguazu falls, it’s not obvious where to go if you want to dig deeper into Brazil.
I look past Waldemir, squinting into the tropical midday sun, and see a Catholic priest in a long, white cassock shaking what looks like a wet dishmop at the throng of worshipers who've come to Bonfim for a blessing: it is the first Friday of the year, a holy day, and also the opening of Bahia's Carnival season.
It occurs to me that tying an African goddess's ribbon around my wrist while receiving a holy-water benediction might represent a serious conflict of interest—or at the very least, spiritual overkill.
Get off on Avenida Beira Mar facing the beach and bargain with the over dozen hotels clustered nearby.
If you have more money to spend then head to upmarket Praia do Futuro a couple miles away.
Brazilian women are loyal, family oriented and very sexy companions!