With the backpacking trip of a lifetime winding down, Ulrike finds herself desperate to avoid a return home to reality. Fate intervenes in the form of The Guide, who offers a package deal too good to be true: the chance to keep going, all the way to Everywhere. Ulrike's only concern is whether choosing a life on the trail will feel worth The Guide's commission to be paid in the end.
Brião Ipanema lives and works in a hostel in Rio de Janeiro. His writings explore the ways and reasons people travel. The stories available here are products of fiction, inspired by the fantastically complex backpackers who pass through his place.