Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil

 
Porto Seguro, located in the South of the State of Bahia, 750 km from El Salvador, is a popular tourist place with wonderful beaches. Its climate is an eternal spring (18 to 30 ° the whole year) and the kindness and the hospitality of its inhabitants are essential to a quiet life or to live when we decide not to work any more. There are a large number of hotels and motels and small houses near the beach to rent with a “Brazilian” atmosphere and the feet on the sand and into sea. At the seaside, you have plenty of bars where it is possible to spend the whole day, with toilets, showers, a beautiful shade under palm trees, necessary especially in the full sunny days and you can use the facilities with a required consumption. The city has everything you need, stores of any kind, no worries, everything is at your hand. You can visit the historic centre or take guided excursions to know the region and the other beaches nearby. At night, you have full of activities as: bars, restaurants, discos, shows of capoeira (Brazilian typical dance), etc.

Tips

Before you install in a bar on the beach, ask the waiter what, it is the consumption required to avoid surprises. If you want to spend the whole day, it’s worth it because you will be very well served and you’ll have all that is necessary on the spot, no need to worry about leaving your belongings when you go to the sea because people in the bar will check them for you.
It is better not to bring nothing to eat or drink at the beach because due to the hot weather, you can not keep your food in good conditions. Bars serve fresh and natural juices throughout the day and it is not expensive even like eating typical food as fish and vegetables. Healthy and delicious food.
If you want to buy souvenirs, the beach is a nice place to do it because there are many artisans that sell their products directly on the spot or vendors who bring them to your hands. Note that it is still possible to have a price reduction by asking. Brazilian cotton is very good and fabrics are generally well resistant and colors hold really well.
If you are a bit far from the beach, note that you can arrange a price with a taxi driver who will take you and will pick you up at the time indicated to bring back you to your hotel. You will go much more comfortable than by bus and at the time you want.

Cathedral of Saint Sebastien, Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, Brazil

The Cathedral of Saint Sebastien de Presidente Prudente (municipality in the State of São Paulo, Brazil) is located in front of the square July 9th on the Avenue Coronel José Soares Marconde. The Cathedral was an old dream of the Vicar of Presidente Prudente, José Maria Martínez Sarrión. So, in 1927, he decided to create a commission to collect funds, formed by members of important families at the time: Armelin, Tenorio de Barros, Peretti, Toledo, Franco de Godoy among others.
The plan of the church was done by Francisco Oroz, the construction was realized and interpreted by Francisco Grotto and idealized by Luiz Mesquita. The curious thing is in the design that was in the form of a cross. Work began two years after the commission had been formed. Completed in 1949, the church became the referential point and pride of the city. The work was also done wishing it would become the seat of the diocese, which took place in 1961. It is 558km far away from the capital of the State of São Paulo.

Tips

The Cathedral is open everyday from 8:00 to 20:00 except Mondays (closed.
Don’t forget your camera; for the best images with natural light, make your visit between 8 h 00 and 17 h 00. The images are full of color and with the light of day, you will enjoy all this beauty of colors that will surprise you.
If you suffer with high temperatures, go early or later when the sun is going down because in the morning you have temperatures of 22-24 degrees but during the day, it can go up to 40-44 degrees.
Monsignor José María Martínez Sarrión’s relics lie in the Cathedral.