Americans love Brazil. Or at least the idea of what Brazil is all about: Beaches, rainforests, beautiful people, blue macaws, caipirinhas, Carnaval and soccer. While that's all fine and dandy, there's still plenty about Brazil that Americans might find unflattering.
From peculiar social norms to habitual tardiness, the culture shock awaiting in the South American behemoth could very well put off (or piss off) the average American. Oh, and if you're not accustomed to seeing transvestite prostitutes, well, perhaps Rio's not the place for you after all.
To mentally prepare you for the affront on your American sensibilities, Thrillist has compiled a list of 16 Brazilian idiosyncrasies that rub Americans the wrong way — including literally rubbing them.