Thinking Copa Beach seemed so crowded, after lunch at a local hangout (but breakfast for our bodies, still on USA time, three hours behind Rio time), we…..
….strolled over to Ipanema Beach. Shocked to see the sheer mass of humanity, rather than renting an umbrella and chair, we strolled along Avienda Vieira Souto to take in the sights….and people. We are in the land of the thong bathing suit and our personal opinion is that more women who shouldn’t be wearing the thong are. Mind you, it’s a tad awkward zooming a camera lens at a woman’s behind, but I suppose the locals are used to tourists aiming their camera every which way.