After the tour I went to the Santa Teresa neighborhood and had feijoda (a traditional Brazilian meal which is a stew of beans and pork) at Portela. It was fabulous because they had a beautiful singer.
I returned for a nap and joined newly made friends at Pedra do Sal which is a street samba event held every Monday night. It is like a mini-festival with street vendors and music all over the place and it was PACKED!! And it is a Monday! I just love watching people happy with music. It feeds my soul. My friend Kristin and I left around 11pm but her girls stayed out until 4:30am and said it was still packed!! Reminder…it is a Monday. I love Latinos.