For many people Brazil is the pure essence of Latin America: exotic, exciting, complex and unpredictable. The host country of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics is an enticing enigma, so what can you really expect if you’re heading there?
Stephen R A’Barrow first went to South America in the 1990s and travelled extensively there. Now he is married to a Brazilian and has lived in the country for more than six years, so he is the ideal candidate to lift the lid on the real Brazil behind the stories of Rio nightlife, micro bikinis, gang wars and Latin culture.
In a very frank and often hilarious combination of notebook and travelogue, A’Barrow gives a true flavour of a country that is intriguing, exasperating and astonishing in equal measure.