Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

Journeys into ganglands

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Bandit country. Apache territory. The Red Zone. All too often the press is responsible for labelling places as ‘dangers zones’ with little reason. I … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Brazil’s lethal backstreet ballet

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Tatiana Cardeal, The WideAngle] “Just take your time and find your ginga,” Wagner Rocha Gonçalves is telling me. ‘Ginga’ translates as ‘rhythm’ in Portuguese, and this is … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

The world’s fittest beach is…

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] The promenade at Ipanema could almost be a conveyor belt out of some utopian factory dedicated to the creation of the perfect body. From … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

10 travel scams around the world – and how to avoid them

McDonalds deny rumours that Ronald McDonald has been implicated in scams and is under arrest in Panama.  [words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Brazil doesn’t have a monopoly on scams … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

The journey of two buses

How similar – or different – can two bus trips, taken on the same day but on two continents, be? As part of our Parallel Worlds writing project, we hopped … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

Trading places: A tale of two slave coasts

  On two side of the Atlantic ocean, there stand two reminders – one well-known, the other not – of one of the darkest periods of human history: the slave trade. Elmina … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Moving mountains in Rio

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Laura Nedel] Vidigal favela is just a cascading huddle of breezeblock and corrugated-iron shanties overlooking the ritzy stretch of beach that is Ipanema and (chicer … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Carnival craziness

[words and photographs © Mark Eveleigh] While the media spotlight shines on the action in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome, much of the carnival craziness takes place at the blocos – and … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Jumping Rio Carnival with Carmelitas bloco

[words and photographs © Mark Eveleigh] A bishop sits drunkenly on a step, nursing a glass of beer and eying up a body-builder with a red satin dress stretching over … Continue reading

February 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

Rio – a city with two tales

View of Dois Irmãos from Ipanema. There are favelas hidden in the mist on both sides of Dois Irmãos. [words and photograph Mark Eveleigh] Rio de Janeiro is arguably the … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · 7 Comments

“The best way to start people”

  [photographs by The Wide Angle] We were inspired by a friend who tweeted about “cute kids” to upload a gallery of children from all walks of life and from … Continue reading

November 25, 2011 · 1 Comment