“to belém & back” global launch


Vanessa Bumagny's pocket show was a delight!“To Belém & Back,” for its global launch in downtown São Paulo, Brazil, was honored by a large turnout for a one-night art intervention, which included a photo exhibit (of images from the journey), a pocket show by Brazilian star and singer Vanessa Bumagny, the book’s launch video, and book signings by the author. Thanks to all who attended, who sent best wishes, and who took the book home with them!  [please hover over images for captions]


About Ben

Author Ben Batchelder has traveled extensively on American and Brazilian backroads. Nothing in his background, from a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies at Harvard to an MBA from Wharton, adequately prepared him for the experiences. Nevertheless he has published two books on his New World journeys, that map the inner and exterior geographies of meaningful travel, with plans for more. Having grown up in Cambridge, Mass., he currently leads a bi-hemispheric life, as a mountain man with a writer’s retreat in the hills of Minas Gerais, Brazil who comes down to the sea at Miami Beach, Florida. For more, visit www.benbatchelder.com.