It's supposed to rain all week in NYC. On top of that, I have appointments with a lawyer, dentist, and doctor. The trifecta of scary people! So I'll be staying in my happy place: Salvador, Brazil.
When I think of Salvador, I think of New Years Eve and walking around the old Pelourinho district with my friend Vidya. We stumbled upon an alley and saw people drinking beers and hanging out. Kinda like a Brazilian tail gating party!
At first, they gave us funny looks. One guy approached me and bowed. Another said konichiwa. I was ready to write them off as Brazilian douches when they offered us beers. (alcohol diplomacy!) Using broken English and Portuguese, we learned that the guys were all musicians and dancers. They even busted out their instruments and started an impromptu performance.
|our new brazilian bff|
We danced. Drank beers. It was the best time ever. And I'll be visiting it today IN MY MIND.