THE DARIEN GAP is a remote, roadless swath of jungle that straddles the border of Panama and Colombia, a part of the world rarely seen by outsiders.
When asked what my favorite experience is after two years of travel, I usually describe camping on an erupting volcano in Guatemala, or my journey into the Darien Gap. The Darien has an almost mythical quality to it — a dangerous land full of exotic plants, wildlife, and indigenous people that’s largely untouched by the modern world.
I spent five days inside the Darien, exploring its formidable wilderness, to discover if the myths were true. The photo essay below should give you a small glimpse into this fascinating and mysterious area of Latin America.
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This post originally appeared at Expert Vagabond and is republished here with permission.