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    August 23, 2010

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    Giovanni Br

    Tourists have to be aware of these practises, especially in the Copacabana/Ipanema area. They sometimes drop some kind of product on your shoes without you even notice it ! They then offer to clean it, pointing to your dirty shoe... Seen this happening 3-4 times to tourists walking in the Brazilian trap ;)

    Len

    totally agree with the commentor above. They will somehow sneak some dog crap on your shoe and come by a few minutes later and point that your shoe is dirty and ask to clean it for a lot of money...happened to my friend who lives in Rio....pretty funny actually...

    dd4y

    This exact thing happened to me. The guy offered to clean it and then wanted me to pay $R100.

    The next time I was in Rio, the same guy tried to do the same thing again.

    brandy

    I say just go with it! Dog poop is the new black ;)

    Daily Rio Life

    I've heard of kids using ketchup and mustard too in this scenario or as a distraction to mug you... nice. But in our 2 yrs in Rio we have not encountered this ourselves.

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    This then initiates an inflammatory process that can cause extreme discomfort, pain.

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