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One tour you MUST do in Salvador, Brazil - HAVANA CLUB GAP YEAR

How many times you get to a place, and you wished you found the best and real tour with locals, where you could see more things, other than buildings. Well I found one in Salvador.
We were taken to a local community of Salvador, a community of fishermen, a place that you would only found if you were with a local that knew the people there, otherwise is hidden and almost forgotten by everyone, although is surrounded by expensive and luxurious buildings.
Salvador was like a fortress in the past, and this is a really nice place to see the remaining parts of those walls that where used to protect Salvador from enemies.
The first part of the tour is jumping on a paddle boat, with a local fishermen that has lived there even before all buildings around, were built; interesting and wonderful chance of seeing Brazilian culture really close, and learning a bit more from a local’s perspective. During the boat ride you can jump from the boat and swim, or just relax and enjoy the view.
The second part of the tour is having lunch prepared by locals at the community; how closer to local culture can you get? Lunch was spectacular, the most amazing view and the tastiest food.
I strongly recommend doing this tour, here the details:

Bahia Metisse
Ladeira do Carmo, 24 - Salvador - BA Tel: +55 71 3326-1445


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Nell Painter (formerly Nell Irvin Painter) is an interesting one. She’s a highly respected and highly accomplished historian (seven books, winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, headed two prestigious historical associations, and that’s just to name a few) with a focus on America history and the intersections of race, class, and gender. But she walked away from it all in 2005. She swore to never write another word of history and turned her focus on her second passion, painting.  

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[Article] Rolling Stone Magazine, "The Liberation of Steve McQueen"

In the insightful interview, McQueen begins by revisiting his childhood through a harrowing mid-17th century tale shared with him by his father. A story involving 40 indigenous people cornered by French colonists near a cliffside in Grenada. The tragic, yet liberating outcome inspired the award-winning director to explore historical events he says are “swept under the rug”.

He goes on to share his journey through the British art scene, along with his decision to break into the film industry. McQueen admits the pain that went into creating his works ‘Hunger’ and ‘Shame’, as well what it meant for the nine-time Oscar nominated film, ‘12 Years A Slave’.

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Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy at will. Men who were ready for female sexual liberation if it meant free pussy, no strings attached, were rarely ready for feminist female sexual agency. This agency gave us the right to say yes to sex, but it also empowered us to say no.

bell hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love (via a-golden-lasso-of-my-own)

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Pharrell and Oprah in tears after showing a video of the world dancing to his hit success ” Happy ” . ♥ 

i pray i marry a man as humble as Pharrell i swear i do

Aww boo… 

Precious lil one

i want this feeling

This is the same dude that’s helping a white boy sue Marvin Gaye’s family. 

It’s wild that the same dude who participated in a rape carol could also create something that resonates globally.

same dude who talked shit about black women who pointed out that for an album called  ”girl” there were a whole lotta pale as fuck chicks thereon. fuck him to be quite honest. talent comes to the shitheads as well as the people trying not to be shitheads. 


I’m going to talk about this from a “Me” perspective.

There are times when I find myself desiring to acknowledge or give a piece of myself to people whom I know are only for a season or a lesson and cannot come with me where I’m going: leaving a temporary place or season for whatever is next. I have found myself exhausting my mental and emotional resources to make sure insignificant people aren’t threatened by my progress. I’ve made strides to give some “parting gift” of my efforts to satiate their jealousy, diluting the importance of my purpose by neglecting my gifts to keep them smiling.

In a nutshell, I have held myself back because I was scared of how I’d be treated by people once they saw I was getting focused and quieting down, becoming foreign to the comfortable and preparing to wander forward to where God is leading.

I have had to learn that if people stop liking me because I choose to act in the best interest of my purpose, it is not my job to exert energy to change their mindset towards me. It’s part of becoming a foreigner: sometimes when they stop liking you or become threatened by your focus that is your permission to keep your eyes on the horizon and invest your energies into where your vision is taking you.
Parting gifts for temporary people and #places can hold you back.

Journey soulfully,