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Recife

Boa Viagem Beach

Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro is more famous but Recife, a city in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, has some of the most enticing beaches in the country AND Recife was the original home of the string bikini.

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-12-22-49-pmBoa Viagem Beach is the most famous beach in Recife. It runs from the Pina, in the north, to the beach of Piedade, in the south and from one end to end, Boa Viagem Beach is about 7 kilometers.

The reefs

Boa Viagem beach is protected by a line of natural reefs, after which the city was named.
At low tide, natural pools are formed all along the shore line; also, during low tide, you can walk on the top of the reefs, which are wide and flat.  Beware though because they’re very slippery.  During the high tide periods, the reefs are fully covered by the water. Even if you are able to, make sure you don’t swim past the reefs, as there have been cases of attacks by sharks.

When the sun is blazing overhead, nothing is more exciting than the idea of dipping into the water beyond those Recife beaches. But you probably rethink that idea because Recife has one of the highest shark-attack rates in the world.

Between 1992 and 2012, there were 56 attacks in the city’s waters. Of those 56 attacks, 21 were fatal.

Brazilian Bikini

screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-12-23-08-pmThe original bikini was invented by Louis Reard in 1946 and it was famously worn by Micheline Bernardini.  It was named after the Bikini Atoll where atomic bombs were being tested.  And certainly some fabulous bombshells have worn them since the 1960’s.

The Brazilian Bikini is not cut from that same cloth – pun fully intended.  The extremely far more revealing swimwear that is worn on Brazilian should actually be called the Recife. Another feature of the Brazilian bikini is that the bottoms are often so tiny that a girl wearing it has to have a ‘Brazilian Waxing’ so her pubic hair doesn’t pop out from under the material.

The Brazilian Bikini bottom has a signature cut of being very high on the hips.  It then  barely covers the pelvic bone in the front. In the back, the three different bottom styles are revealing, more revealing and ultra revealing dental floss bikini. Brazilian bikini bras also leave little to the imagination.

Have I digressed here just a bit?  I was talking about the beach in Recife and suddenly I’m fixated on what you see on the beach at Recife.

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