“Into Unknown”  Solo journey into the most dangerous jungle in the world - The Darien Gap. Panama. 2018  There are still wild souls in the Darien Gap, who  run around jungle naked and free. There are still places that don’t see a  foreigner for many years. Places without churches, where tourism is  unknown and no one will be putting on a circus show for you, like they  do in La Palma, Mogue, La Chunga and other similar places.   There are  still pieces of life in the Darien, where you will be looked at as a  threat... there are still places in the Darien gap, where you will have  many misunderstandings and arguments with some locals, for trying to  take advantage of you on every turn...   There are still places in the  Darien jungle, where they will laugh at you for trying to feed their  dogs that are dying from starvation and diseases, beside the very feet  of their owners, even though owners themselves are well fed and a lot  are overweight.   There are, my friends, places in the Darien that will  make you laugh and cry, passionately and sometimes at the same time.  These places are for the brave and for the mad ones. Life in the not  touristy Darien will make you angry at times, lonely and helpless, but  these moments will also make you feel the most alive you ever felt — it  is because its all savage to the core and unapologetically honest with  you — the good, the bad and the truly ugly.   Darien will smack you in  your face with its truth and see how fast you break. The real Darien, is  very different from the one usually seen by foreigners. I am grateful  for every moment, for all the truth it showed me, without fear and  sugary lies.   Grateful for every blessing, for every lesson and for all  the love it showed me. Darien made me feel very strong and weak at the  same time... but most importantly — it made me feel alive.   And isn’t  that the reason we, the mad ones, fearlessly beat our dusty and worn-out  cowboy boots into the uncharted breath of this life — to feel alive?  Madly alive!   In the moment where your soul feels every twist of your  nerves and checkmates your ego, with one... little... push... © Elena  Levon
       
     
 Living with Embera tribe in the Darien Gap. Panama
       
     
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 Leon, Nicaragua 2018
       
     
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 Guatemala 2018
       
     
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 Belize
       
     
 “Into Unknown”  Solo journey into the most dangerous jungle in the world - The Darien Gap. Panama. 2018  There are still wild souls in the Darien Gap, who  run around jungle naked and free. There are still places that don’t see a  foreigner for many years. Places without churches, where tourism is  unknown and no one will be putting on a circus show for you, like they  do in La Palma, Mogue, La Chunga and other similar places.   There are  still pieces of life in the Darien, where you will be looked at as a  threat... there are still places in the Darien gap, where you will have  many misunderstandings and arguments with some locals, for trying to  take advantage of you on every turn...   There are still places in the  Darien jungle, where they will laugh at you for trying to feed their  dogs that are dying from starvation and diseases, beside the very feet  of their owners, even though owners themselves are well fed and a lot  are overweight.   There are, my friends, places in the Darien that will  make you laugh and cry, passionately and sometimes at the same time.  These places are for the brave and for the mad ones. Life in the not  touristy Darien will make you angry at times, lonely and helpless, but  these moments will also make you feel the most alive you ever felt — it  is because its all savage to the core and unapologetically honest with  you — the good, the bad and the truly ugly.   Darien will smack you in  your face with its truth and see how fast you break. The real Darien, is  very different from the one usually seen by foreigners. I am grateful  for every moment, for all the truth it showed me, without fear and  sugary lies.   Grateful for every blessing, for every lesson and for all  the love it showed me. Darien made me feel very strong and weak at the  same time... but most importantly — it made me feel alive.   And isn’t  that the reason we, the mad ones, fearlessly beat our dusty and worn-out  cowboy boots into the uncharted breath of this life — to feel alive?  Madly alive!   In the moment where your soul feels every twist of your  nerves and checkmates your ego, with one... little... push... © Elena  Levon
       
     

“Into Unknown”

Solo journey into the most dangerous jungle in the world - The Darien Gap. Panama. 2018

There are still wild souls in the Darien Gap, who run around jungle naked and free. There are still places that don’t see a foreigner for many years. Places without churches, where tourism is unknown and no one will be putting on a circus show for you, like they do in La Palma, Mogue, La Chunga and other similar places.

There are still pieces of life in the Darien, where you will be looked at as a threat... there are still places in the Darien gap, where you will have many misunderstandings and arguments with some locals, for trying to take advantage of you on every turn...

There are still places in the Darien jungle, where they will laugh at you for trying to feed their dogs that are dying from starvation and diseases, beside the very feet of their owners, even though owners themselves are well fed and a lot are overweight.

There are, my friends, places in the Darien that will make you laugh and cry, passionately and sometimes at the same time. These places are for the brave and for the mad ones. Life in the not touristy Darien will make you angry at times, lonely and helpless, but these moments will also make you feel the most alive you ever felt — it is because its all savage to the core and unapologetically honest with you — the good, the bad and the truly ugly.

Darien will smack you in your face with its truth and see how fast you break. The real Darien, is very different from the one usually seen by foreigners. I am grateful for every moment, for all the truth it showed me, without fear and sugary lies.

Grateful for every blessing, for every lesson and for all the love it showed me. Darien made me feel very strong and weak at the same time... but most importantly — it made me feel alive.

And isn’t that the reason we, the mad ones, fearlessly beat our dusty and worn-out cowboy boots into the uncharted breath of this life — to feel alive? Madly alive!

In the moment where your soul feels every twist of your nerves and checkmates your ego, with one... little... push... © Elena Levon

 Living with Embera tribe in the Darien Gap. Panama
       
     

Living with Embera tribe in the Darien Gap. Panama

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 Leon, Nicaragua 2018
       
     

Leon, Nicaragua 2018

 Nicaraguan Petroglyphs
       
     

Nicaraguan Petroglyphs

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 Guatemala 2018
       
     

Guatemala 2018

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 Belize
       
     

Belize