Free commerce at the Praia do Futuro in Brazil.
I had prepared this post a while ago, and now, responding tom the usually kind request from ‘Where’s my backpack’, with the intriguing and interesting theme of street markets, here is my contribution, from the sandy streets along the beach coast of Fortaleza, Northeastern Brazil… Thanks again, Ailsa!
Forgot your kid’s floaty or toys, and now have a sobbing toddler next to you? You’ll get help from a stranger, kindly offering you the most colorful, cheerful styles..
No bathing suit? No problem! Have a preference for bikinis? They’ve got hundreds of options! Forgot your flip flops or in search for really cool looking ones? They’ve got your size!
Sun glasses, sun tan lotions, nail polish, sun dresses, hats, traditional arts & crafts, handmade table cloths and hammocks, artistic performers, and, off course, fresh seafood, grilled cheeses, coconut water, roasted peanuts…
A very democratic, free market, right there, while you’re enjoying yourself with a bowl of steamed crabs!
sun dresses, bathing suit covers, beach blouses
sun hats & henna tattoos
floaties & toys
12-seater table cloth
...and native jewelry
freshly cooked shrimp brought to your table by the vendor
- flip flops became so popular that now the beach restaurants have “official” brand stores!
- And the best way to deal with the heat: here comes the ice-cream!