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Crossing the Darien Gap

Author : Andrew Niall Egan
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If you ever plan to travel between North America and South America, you must consider that there is no road. Ten hours southeast of the Panama Canal, the Pan-American Highway penetrates the jungle, shrivels into a footpath and dies. The highway resurrects in Colombia, another continent. But the land between the two countries is a vast and primitive realm. On a map the two ends of the highway appear as two slivers of life, separated by the unknown. Filling this void is a rugged wilderness known as the Darien Rainforest. Because the Darien hinders all contact by land between North America and South America, it has earned the name "the Darien Gap." Yet most travelers never encounter the Darien Gap. When they go to South America they fly or perhaps take a boat. I decided to cross the Darien overland, traversing from Panama to Colombia by foot and riverboat.

Crossing the Darien Gap

Author : Andrew N Egan
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If you ever plan to travel between North America and South America, you must consider that there is no road. Ten hours southeast of the Panama Canal, the Pan-American Highway penetrates the jungle, shrivels into a footpath and dies. The highway resurrects in Colombia, another continent. But the land between the two countries is a vast and primitive realm. On a map the two ends of the highway appear as two slivers of life, separated by the unknown. Filling this void is a rugged wilderness known as the Darien Rainforest. Because the Darien hinders all contact by land between North America and South America, it has earned the name "the Darien Gap." Yet most travelers never encounter the Darien Gap. When they go to South America they fly or perhaps take a boat. I decided to cross the Darien overland, traversing from Panama to Colombia by foot and riverboat.

Pan American Hwy Darien Gap Construction from Tocumen Panama to Rio Leon Columbia

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How to be a Dirtbag

Author : Kevin S Mohler
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The ultimate guide to going on the road. For generations people have abandoned the grind to go travel and live out of cars and backpacks. This book tells you how.

First time Latin America

Author : Polly Rodger Brown
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This is a pre-trip guide for travellers planning their first trip to Latin America. The first section of the book gives individual profiles of all 21 Latin American countries, with a rundown of highlights and possible itineraries. Part two runs through all the information you'll need before your trip and on the road - how to buy plane tickets and get visas; where to stay; how to get around; and how to stay healthy and avoid trouble.

The Rough Guide to First Time Latin America

Author : James Read
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The Rough Guide First-Time Latin America tells you everything you need to know before you go to Latin America, from visas and vaccinations to budgets and packing. It will help you plan the best possible trip, with advice on when to go and what not to miss, and how to avoid trouble on the road. You'll find insightful information on what tickets to buy, where to stay, what to eat and how to stay healthy and save money in Latin America. The Rough Guide First-Time Latin America includes insightful overviews of each Latin American country highlighting the best places to visit with country-specific websites, clear maps, suggested reading and budget information. Be inspired by the 'things not to miss' section whilst useful contact details will help you plan your route. All kinds of advice and anecdotes from travellers who've been there and done it will make travelling stress-free. The Rough Guide First-Time Latin America has everything you need to get your journey underway.

Bearback

Author : Pat Garrod
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Imagine jacking it all in, packing your life into a 41-litre pannier and riding into the sunset.Bearback is the story of two GPs who did just that, downing stethoscopes to take off on a motorcycle to see the world. For anyone who has considered escaping the rat race, even for a second, it’s an inspiring read.Across the deserts of Africa, over the mountains of the Andes, deep into the jungles of Indochina, and beyond the Arctic Circle; 100,000 miles unsupported through six continents and 64 countries. A circumnavigation of epic proportion it was to become one of the longest journeys ever undertaken by a couple on one motorcycle, a journey destined to change their lives forever. Undoubtedly a story of high adventure, determined resourcefulness and personal discovery, it is also a tale of freedom and love.Capturing not only the beauty and diversity, but also the spirit of our fast-changing world, with its outstanding photos and inquiring prose, Bearback has the uncanny ability to take you there…dirt, dust, flies and all.

Backpacking in Venezuela Colombia and Ecuador

Author : Hilary Bradt
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Panama Adventure Guide

Author : Patricia Katzman
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A detailed guide to every aspect of the destination: history, culture, foods, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing, things to do - written by an author who knows the place intimately.

Mexico and Central America

Author : Peter Hutchison
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Unparalleled depth of content and detailed support to help travellers catch the main sights.. Special full colour map highlighting best sights. Full and detailed coverage of all Maya and Aztecs sites. Where to eat., drink and sleep. Recommendations on where to stay from humble beach huts to fancy haciendas.

Mexico Central America Handbook

Author : Sarah Cameron
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Central America

Author : Peter Eltringham
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A team of experienced, enthusiastic young authors covers Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama, with particular concern for environmental and sustainable tourism. of color photos. 90 maps.

2 Wheels to Adventure

Author : Danny Liska
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Trekking

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Human Rights and the Environment

Author : Lyuba Zarsky
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The impact of environmental damage on human rights - whether civil and political rights or welfare and labor rights - is becoming ever more widely appreciated. It has direct and important bearing on the behavior of companies, especially transnationals, governments and other organizations. Out of the conflicts are emerging new norms of conduct. The contributors draw on the tools and insights of a range of disciplines, including law, anthropology, economics, geography and social science, to analyze the issues and show how new standards that protect rights and liberties can be established. An original and groundbreaking volume. Contributors include D Brown; P Girot; P Hirsch; F MacKay; V Mischenko; J Mugabe; E Rosenthal; A Sari; R Thornton; G Tumushabe; S Wang; C Wu.

National Wool Grower

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Andean Air Mail Peruvian Times

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The Darien Gap

Author : Martin Mitchinson
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When Balboa marched through Dariens jungles to cross the narrow isthmus in 1513, he was the first European to sight the Pacific from its eastern shores. For the next four centuries, pirates, gold miners, rebels, and political schemers all gravitated to Darien. Scotland failed miserably in its attempt to establish a colony. An American Navy expedition wandered lost in its jungle for two months with seven men dying, and countries fought to control the regions traffic and trade. Even today, Darien is best known as a roadless backwater, home to native communities, Colombian guerrillas, and the descendants of black slaves and Spanish colonists.

Historical Review of the Darien Gap Project

Author : Inter-American Economic and Social Council. Permanent Executive Committee of the Pan American Highway Congresses. Darien Subcommittee
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The Cattleman

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