The Great Silence was not my intention. The Darien Gap is a veritable Grand Central Station of international travelers. I passed safely with no wild adventures in two days.
I was poorly advised by not only Colombian authorities but also by a missionary priest – all helped me find the land route to Panama. No one told me that I’d be taken into custody by first the Panamanian military, then the Immigration Authority. I’ve been detained since May 2nd. Lacking a phone or money for a calling card, I haven’t been able to contact anyone, much less update this blog.
I am well and should be liberated soon(ish) and on my way northward. When possible, I’ll update the blog with the details of my “captivity” – much more adventurous than the jungles of the Darien.