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
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