Brazil in pictures: beach-commerce

April 12, 2007 | By More

beach commerce

The neverending commercial activity that takes place at Brazilian beaches is a good indicator of the size of the black market economy in the country.

In Arraial d’Ajuda, where I took the pictures used in the montage above, the sellers are calm and good-humoured. They know the meaning of the word no. In other parts of Brazil, sellers are much more aggresive and intimidating.

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  1. Culture Shiok! says:

    Cool pics! Are most of these sellers honest as well?

  2. Tony says:

    In that specific area, they are. I mean, they are trying to make a living, but they are decent folk. Most of them, anyway. Elsewhere in the country you’ll find a mix of honest people and full-time crooks.

  3. Rcon says:

    I agree. In Morocco, while majority og=f sellers are polite and very friendly, some are aggressive and rude.