I’ve thought about it a lot, wondering what it could have been.Is it because I’m Caucasian, and that they confuse me as being an American? Is it because Lissette and I are a mixed raced couple?My opinion is based on 2 1/2 weeks of travel within a small portion of Brazil, so take my opinion for what it’s worth…but as equally as I can say that I loved Colombia during my 2 visits, I can also say that I really didn’t enjoy Brazil. Maybe I thought the people would be “Latin”, like in Colombia, Cuba, or the Dominican Republic; happy, outgoing, and friendly people. I actually felt they were hostile, something I never expected when planning to go there.I’ve never felt people as unfriendly towards me as I did in Brazil.
I respond that I have no problem if they’re proud and I don’t ask anyone to bow down to me.
Brazil is a huge country and hitchhiking depends a lot on the area as to how receptive people will be and your chances in getting rides.
Some Brazilians consider their country violent and dangerous, in part due to the media's love of seizing stories and exaggerating them.
The staff are generally hitchhiker-friendly, so you can stand outside the window with a sign or ask the drivers for rides.
You can get rides easily by asking drivers at Gas stations (Postos ...).