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Described by travel writer and publisher Hilary Bradt as ‘swampy wasteland crawling with venomous creatures, ready at a moment’s notice to suck unsuspecting explorers into its oozing depths’, the Darién Gap is the notorious jungle corridor connecting North and South America.

While most travellers bypass the area, Faraz took a dugout canoe deep into the jungle, before continuing his journey on foot. He crossed rivers and traversed mountain ranges, following indigenous trails between Emberá villages, until he reached Panama’s Pacific coast.

Walking 100km through the Darien Gap | Faraz Shibli
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