“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”
I don’t know who said this but they sure were speaking nothing but the truth! I always feel better equipped and more knowledgeable after exploring foreign lands. I especially love it when we can go “off the beaten path”.
Of course, everyone knows and visits Rio de Janeiro regularly but what about Bahia? Who knows to take that ass to visit Bahia?! Not nobody. Why would you know if no one ever told you to go.
Well, I’m telling you to go and go now! Seriously, Rio was cool and we re-visted and re-enacted the scenes from the Pharrell and Snoop “Beautiful” video while Milly Rocking all over the country (wait for it, there’s video). I feel like I need to revisit Rio just to make sure I had a thorough enough visit but Bahia felt amazing upon arrival. Seriously, spend like two days in Rio and the remaining five, ten, or fifteen days in Bahia. Thank me later.

We were standing on historic ground in Pelourinho, a neighborhood in western Salvador, Bahia. It was the first slave port in the Americas and became the home to 4 million African slaves, 10 times as many sent to North America. It was the city’s center during the Portuguese colonial period and was named for the whipping post in its central plaza where African slaves received public punishment.

We were are a blessed generation and we dare not take these experiences for granted. The freedom and privileges that we enjoy now didn’t belong to those that came before us.
 Location: Pelourinho
 


Just in case you were wondering, they did not come to play with you people!
Location: Pelourinho
I think Porta da Barra stands for the place of the popping beach.  Seriously, every person in Bahia was on this beach!
Location: Porta da Barra
Location: Pelourinho
My favorite parts of going to a new country is interacting with it’s people. These children couldn’t speak English and we couldn’t speak Portuguese but they knew to ham it up for the camera. They saw that camera and they performed, hunty! We paid them in ice cream.
Location: Pelourinho
I swear I love a good candid moment.
Location: Pelourinho
“All I need in this life of sin…” Look at us looking like the Bonnie and Clyde of Bahia!
Chidi found the leather briefcase in this photo at one of the nearby shops for around $60 USD. Real live genuine leather. Of course, we all followed suit and purchased leather items to take home as souvenirs.
Location: Pelourinho
I will have this on my wall even though I’m not even remotely in the picture. It’s an instant classic!
Location: Pelourinho

 

Location: Pelourinho
Get the Look:
H&M Trench Cape – Similar here
H&M Top – Similar here
H&M Shorts – Similar here
Tumbleweed necklace c/o Candid Art Accessories – Sold here
Jeffrey Campbell Gladiators Sandals – Sold here
 
Follow:
Share:

15 Comments

  1. April 1, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    So all your friends are fly? Yall look so fab!

  2. April 1, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    You and your crew are so stylish! Brazil looks amazing and I can't wait to explore there one day. Thank you for sharing!

    • April 1, 2016 / 11:05 pm

      Thank you! It's definitely a place to add to the travel list.

  3. Nicole
    April 7, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    I love it!!
    #squadgoals

  4. April 20, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    goodness gracious! so the whole trip was an editorial?! absolutely love it! I peep your braids girl — def inspiration for my next style.

  5. December 23, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Needed to send you a very small word to say thanks yet again over the gorgeous strategies you’ve shown on this website. It has been quite shockingly open-handed with you to provide unhampered what a lot of people could have made available for an e-book to earn some cash on their own, especially considering that you might have tried it in the event you considered necessary. Those solutions in addition worked to be a fantastic way to fully grasp other individuals have the same interest just like my very own to understand much more pertaining to this matter. Certainly there are thousands of more fun occasions in the future for individuals that scan your website.

  6. December 24, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    I not to mention my friends were reading the great tips on your web site and so before long I had a terrible suspicion I never expressed respect to you for them. All of the men were absolutely joyful to read through them and already have without a doubt been taking pleasure in them. Thank you for truly being so kind and then for making a decision on some superior subject matter most people are really desirous to learn about. My sincere apologies for not saying thanks to sooner.

  7. December 25, 2018 / 1:38 am

    I and also my friends came checking out the nice helpful tips located on your site and so then I got an awful feeling I never expressed respect to the website owner for them. Those guys are actually totally very interested to study all of them and now have unquestionably been taking advantage of these things. Thank you for truly being well kind and for finding such nice resources most people are really wanting to be informed on. My honest regret for not saying thanks to earlier.

  8. December 25, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    I would like to voice my love for your kind-heartedness in support of individuals that require assistance with your issue. Your real commitment to getting the message all around ended up being exceedingly good and has constantly enabled associates just like me to attain their ambitions. Your new helpful facts means so much a person like me and far more to my mates. Best wishes; from all of us.

  9. December 26, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    I intended to put you one little bit of remark so as to thank you as before for your personal spectacular techniques you have contributed on this website. It was so extremely generous with you to provide publicly exactly what a lot of folks would’ve supplied as an e-book in making some profit on their own, particularly seeing that you could have tried it if you ever considered necessary. These inspiring ideas likewise worked to become easy way to understand that many people have the same eagerness much like my own to realize a whole lot more regarding this condition. I believe there are numerous more pleasurable moments in the future for many who look over your blog post.

  10. December 27, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    I wish to get across my appreciation for your kindness for those who really need guidance on this one concept. Your very own dedication to getting the message all over turned out to be certainly informative and have truly enabled folks much like me to realize their ambitions. Your personal warm and friendly report can mean so much to me and additionally to my mates. Thanks a lot; from each one of us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Me


Looking for Something?