Sigvard, a young Swede, checks into a hostel in Rio de Janeiro. His fearless interest in the dark side of the culture- coupled with a propensity for blowing large wads of money carelessly- shocks and challenges the timid backpacker crowd. His downward spiral and unabashed indulgences trigger the imaginations of tale-telling travelers, giving birth to a legend that only grows as it is passed on.
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.