Brazil travel hints & tips
At the beach
Ladies – Brazilian beachwear tends to be brief so go for the g-string bikini if you’re feeling brave! Topless sunbathing isn’t as common as you might think and it tends to be foreigners that do this rather than the Brazilians, who find tan lines much sexier anyway. Lads – Brazilian males tend to wear Speedos or the equally figure-hugging hot pants so do the same if you want to fit in (and look hunky too of course!).
The Brazilians tend to dress very nicely, so do the same if you want to fit in. It’s best not to wear yellow and green together as these are the colours of the Brazilian flag.
Body language and gestures
Making the ok sign with your hand is considered a very rude gesture in Brazil; so unless you really want to make someone angry, avoid it!
Men tend to shake hands with each other while women tend to kiss each other in greeting, starting with the left cheek. Guys, you can shake a woman’s hand if she extends it to you. If you’ve become familiar with some of the locals you can expect hugs and pats on the back when they greet you.
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