Crowd enjoying the atmosphere around a Volkswagen Camper Van modified to become an itinerant bar, selling alcoholic drinks on a Monday evening in Pedra do Sal area.
Flags hanging as a part of the decoration is a reflection of the many nationalities that flood the area avid for samba and a taste of the original caipirinhas.
Food truck is a neology, one of the many English words adopted in Brazil due to lack of a better translation to Portuguese. Pub truck (In this case a variation to Portuguese: truque) is an adaptation for this, as no food is sold here.
Many camper vans were adapted for camping around the world, some others for moving and delivery purposes but just a handful to become itinerant bars – Here is a unique Carioca example, engineered to perfection.
While in some other places around the world it is against the law to carry alcoholic drinks along on a car, the owner of this respected establishment drives daily with many liters of alcohol around Rio de Janeiro on his van until he reaches the spot for selling.
In Rio there is no special license required to sell alcohol on the streets and people can have alcohol without having to hide away what they are drinking.
In Pedra do Sal there is a sense of freedom in the air, a place where rich and poor mix without social tension, not experienced elsewhere in a number of other large cities around the world.
Photo taken on 29/Aug/2016