This is coming to you from Salvador, and I must tell you I finally got a good night's sleep! Yay. Today began in Rio, and I had half a day to be a tourist before flying on to Salvador and took full advantage; I visited the famous Jesus the Redeemer statue which overlooks the city.
The statue itself is amazing, but even cooler is the view of the city you get standing up on Mount Corcovado, where the statue is located.
Off I went to Salvador, a city of 3.5M people (larger than Chicago!) located almost due North of Rio on a peninsula that encloses the Bahia de Todos Santos. Here's a map; small children are born knowing all this, but then, those are Brazilian children; you and I need Google.
Once in Salvador we checked into our hotel and explored the seafront a bit; we walked to the Forte de Santo Antonio da Barra, which encloses a lighthouse at the Southern-most tip of the city.
Then it was back to the hotel for a beautiful Brazilian sunset - enjoyed from the pool deck, of course, and finally on to an excellent African-inspired seafood dinner.
I can recommend the shrimp with the pepper sauce, although you’ll need to have a fire extinguisher handy, or at least a Caipirinha. Yes, more cycling to do…
And so ends day four! Tomorrow, another presentation / demo, and then tomorrow night I fly home!