Brazil: the land of that big statue of Jesus, transvestites, over-rated footballers, endless Mardi Gras-style processions and a secretive hairstyle that women seem to favour. Oh, and saucy postcards of bronzed beauties relaxing on the beach.
However, the Rio State Assembly has recently approved a ban on postcards showing bikini-clad models or hunks wearing spray-on Speedos, a cruel denial for British holidaymakers.
Keen to see this long and cherished tradition maintained, Mobycards has come up with a way around the ban. It has launched a service enabling travellers to send personalised postcards that arrive through the mail direct from their mobile phone. The service works by affiliates registering their details at www.mobycards. com/affiliate.
Mobycards seems to assume that British holidaymakers will send personalised shots of semi-naked beach babes, but the Diary imagines there’ll be more sent of the inside of Brazilian hospitals by tourists recovering from the beatings received by the babes’ boyfriends for taking pictures of their scantily-clad other halves without permission.