Weekends are made for some quality beach time, and even during the week there is time to squeeze in a morning surf session or an evening run along the shore. When in Rio, be sure to follow these beach etiquette tips. Brazil is known for its popular itsy-bitsy swimwear with men usually wearing tight, small trunks — known as sungas — and women in traditional thong-style bikinis. Being in Rio offers a great opportunity to try local styles and customs, so why not dare to bear? The beaches are open and friendly with all types of body shapes and sizes. The beach vendors spend all day, every day walking up and down the shores selling their goods, which are mostly snack options that provide a great way to satisfy an appetite without leaving the beach. Try the acai with granola and banana or strawberry for a healthy, refreshing snack. The pastels and mini pies of prawns, cheese, and dried meat are more substantial offerings, while the grilled cheese sticks may not fill you up but are delicious. The long skewers of grilled prawns are mostly targeted at the holiday-makers —since locals more often try to cautiously gauge how long these prawns have been out in the sun. Globo biscuits are like potato chips made with cassava flour and are a beloved Brazilian snack.
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Evidence of bikini -style women's clothing has been found as early as BC, [ citation needed ] [ original research? Illustrations of women wearing bikini-like garments during competitive athletic events in the Roman era have been found in several locations, the most famous of which is at Villa Romana del Casale. Reard named his design for the Bikini Atoll , where the first post-war tests of the atomic bomb were taking place. Contestants in the first Miss World beauty pageant wore them in , but the bikini was then banned from the competition.
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