23 December 2011
I went on a tour and took so many photos I must divide it up by location. Phew!
First part of the tour, we drove down Copacabana and Ipanema to the beach just below Dos Irmaos mountain.
There are concession stands all along the beaches, people go to the beach and then rent a chair, umbrella, and buy all their food and drink from the stand nearest them. They keep coming round to check if you need something. I'd say it's a racket, but they are running around in the hot sun and scorching sand all day, so they definitely earn whatever they get!