Yaviza : The End Of The Road
Yaviza is a small town in the Darién Province of Panama. The town itself marks the southeastern end of the northern half of the Pan-American Highway, at the north end of the Darién Gap. The rivers and tributaries surrounding it, make Yaviza a trading post for jungle inhabitants in this far-flung edge of Panama.
Visited in Chapter 35 of The Travelers Within: Into The Unknown
An Excerpt from the Book
“For three hours, they continued down the increasingly small and rugged road towards Yaviza—the town at the southern end of this piece of the Panamericana.
In the late afternoon, they arrived in the small village and managed to get settled in at a riverside guesthouse. After dropping off their bags, Simon and Jonah took a twilight stroll down the riverbank to the literal ‘end of the road’. Just twenty feet from their guesthouse, the uninterrupted chain of highways and roads that run south from Alaska, all the way through the US and Central America, dramatically came to an end more than 6,000 miles later in this pile of cracked pavement at the edge of town.”
From The Author
“Yaviza was a mythical place to me when I was younger. The “end of the road” it was often called. I had read about it in National Geographic Magazine and had found it on a map more than once. To me, there is something uniquely intriguing about places like Yaviza. As a traveler much of my life, I’ve always been prepared for the next destination, the next road to head down, the next path to follow and the next fear to overcome.
There’s always that next place… until there isn’t.”
Several Books, One Global Adventure
The Travelers Within is a travel adventure fiction series following a motley cast of characters on a wild and profound journey through the bizarre locales, unfamiliar cultures, and perilous dangers of the world.
When office worker, Simon, is unexpectedly thrust into the wilds of Central America, he soon learns to trust his instincts, harness his unknown personal strengths and open himself up to the unlikeliest of friendships along the way. Inspired by extraordinary, real locations and remarkable stories from the road, The Travelers Within is a journey beyond all limits.
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The Travelers Within: Into The Unknown
Simon had always followed a typical routine in life. Work, TV, Sleep, Repeat. But when a wild series of events lands him deep in Central America, Simon’s world takes a dramatic turn to the extraordinary. With no previous experience in third world travel, and driven only by a newly ignited lust for life and the need to survive, Simon sets forth on an epic journey through the dangerous mountains of Guatemala, the smuggler’s jungles of Nicaragua, the islands of Honduras and more.
Meeting a wonderful and eclectic cast of characters along the way, Simon eventually links up with Jonah, a young survival expert with a plan as bizarre and terrifying as anything Simon could have ever imagined. Inspired by real places and stories from the road, The Travelers Within is told with intrigue, suspense, humor and insight, capturing a visceral spirit of adventure and bringing out the wanderlust hidden deep within all of us.
“Into The Unknown is an enthralling combination of thriller and travelogue. It’s packed full of incident and exotic scenery, and, as you’re reading, it feels like you’re right there—in every stunning new location, on every new adventure.”
-Sue Paulson, U.K. Readers Digest