Like everywhere else on the planet, Brazil has its share of unique rules, laws and customs that make the country what it is. Brazil has over 181,000 laws and even those that work closely with them daily can find it hard to keep up. As a visitor to the country then, it’s good to have a basic knowledge of things you might do that would be frowned upon there. Some may seem rather bizarre to outsiders, while others are just quirky good-to-knows. Before you head to the Rio Olympics or other trip to Brazil, read on.
1. The Girl From Ipanema Doesn’t Go Topless
Many people mistakenly think that its okay for women to go topless on Brazilian beaches. Sorry guys, that’s not the case. Scantily clad, sure (wait til you see some of those barely-there bikinis!) but taking that top off is officially not allowed. In fact, you could be sited for public indecency or indecent exposure. There seem to be liberties taken during Carnival, however.