Written by Karin-Marike Vis Photos by Coen Wubbels Exploring the Beach Along Brazil's Coast “Can you go there? Isn’t Brazil dangerous?” It must be one of the most frequently asked questions we get about this country. Brazil has a bad rap and that’s not entirely without reason. Major cities like São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador da Bahia do have security problems. However, when you leave the hustle and bustle of these big urban areas, you also leave the areas where you always have to be alert. Entering the vast countryside of Brazil, you’ll find space, emptiness, villages, national parks, and lots of friendly people. Locals are curious, helpful and hospitable. Invitations to join them on a weekend outing, for a barbecue, or to stay at their homes are not uncommon. It took little for us to fall in love with the country. Returning five times and spending in total more than two years roaming the country, we have explored Brazil’s remotest corners.