Derrick lands in Brazil with four months to burn. More interested in characters than culture, he seeks out the fringe element who lurk on the periphery of the backpacker scene. To each he fills a different void, leading Derrick to experiment with his identity, and wonder whether travel abroad can truly change who we are when the holiday ends.
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.