Why Tourists Stand Out On Rio Beaches

Why Tourists Stand Out On Rio Beaches

Residents of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil think Olympic tourists stick out like a sore thumb. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/join

“From his paddleboard rental tent at the far end of Ipanema Beach, Paulo Vitor Breves has ample opportunity to observe the beachgoing Olympic tourist in his new foreign habitat.

Several distinct traits identify the gringo, he noted. Most foreigners pick up their trash instead of leaving it strewn in the sand. The women hide behind towels and awkwardly shimmy out of their bulky outer clothes. And that vast bottom half of the tourist swimsuit always comes as a shocker.

“Their bikinis look like underpants,” Breves said.

The beaches of Rio are governed by intricate protocols. Where to sit, what to eat, how to interact with your fellow half-naked man. When the world’s tourists come galumphing in for two weeks during the Olympics, smeared with mosquito repellent, wearing backpacks on their chests and sneakers in the sand, they are bound to be breaking several invisible and inviolate rules.”*

Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/tourists-really-dont-know-how-to-fit-in-at-rios-famous-beaches/2016/08/17/b15ac916-631e-11e6-b4d8-33e931b5a26d_story.html?ICID=ref_fark&utm_content=link&utm_medium=website&utm_source=fark

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian


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19 Responses

  1. Seig Meow says:

    Vanilla stands out in an ocean of chocolate . Regressives point out the
    obvious. 14/88!

  2. JesseArt says:

    When I lived in Japan (teaching English), I was always so embarrassed to
    see how other American tourists behaved. The stereotype is real. Just go to
    Roppongi in Tokyo any night of the week and you’ll see (usually white)
    Americans making asses of themselves.

  3. R.B.R says:

    NBC the ultra nationalist coverage of the Olympics… commentators
    continuously despising athletes of other nations… if one watches the
    Olympics at NBC… one will think this are US trials…. one will never
    think other nations exists… extremely upsetting.

  4. Ian Hobday says:

    Guessing that no one wants to lay on the beach in Brazil because it’s
    covered in all the garbage they leave behind…

  5. Jonas Sousa says:

    As a brazilian I have to say that besides the bikini size, the rest of the
    things can really vary, brazilians also do things tourist would do. The
    unspoken law is: feel free (and don’t bring your camera to the beach).

  6. DJ Sapien says:

    Caucasoid tourists stick out like a sore thumb because they’re pasty, fish
    belly white and act like pompous dicks.

  7. Daddy McHotloads says:

    It’s because you chopped off half a foot off your nose, Anna. That is why
    you dont look Armenian

  8. MyChico333 says:

    Wait, Brazilians stand and talk or lay down sunbathing? Which one is it?

  9. Mat Broomfield says:

    This sounds like somethig three Brazilias have observed, not a truism that
    all Brazilians notice.

  10. Catch-22 says:

    Ana the Armenian has to laugh at the bosses lame jokes….

  11. Jesse Davis says:

    Your welcome RIO. You can go back to beating your protesters senseless in
    the streets.

  12. Ken G says:

    Brown people don’t go to the beach to lay out and tan.

  13. VB Ed says:

    American tourists would always be the fattest at the beach.

  14. ttzstewart says:

    Ana, as a journalist, you should know it’s “lie down”, not “lay down”

  15. Eugene Sidebottom III says:

    Didn’t you know you cant refer to women as “guys” in 2016?

  16. Donna Peroche says:

    Could you imagine Cenk on the beach in Rio with his huge roast beef ass ?

  17. Jonathan Seale says:

    So disappointed in TYT right now…I thought I was gonna see some thong
    asses once I clicked, dammit! LOL! I think Ana needs to show herself in a
    bikini, but then again, this ain’t Fox, is it?

  18. CobinRain says:

    Why would anyone want to be mistaken for a Brazilian? In Brazil. Be what
    you are.

  19. Victoria Soria says:

    eeewww. I hate nature.