I WAS born and raised in Rio and I’ve seen lots of foreigners wandering around Copacabana and Ipanema beaches; there are many signs you’re a tourist in Rio de Janeiro. Here are some tips to blend in with the locals a bit better.
Wear Havaianas, the original Brazilian flip-flops.
Actually, this is one of the first things you should buy once you arrive in Rio. Leave the sneakers and Crocs in your suitcase.