Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
We are haiku-ing along the Pan American Highway straight through the americas from North to South and we arrived in Mexico. Mexico the country with all those wonderful ancient cultures, but also renown for its wonderful music, but that's not were this episode is about.
The Pan American Highway is renown for it's beautiful landscapes, but there is also a gap in this Pan American Highway. This gap is known as the "Darién Gap" and it's a part of the Highway, a large swath of undeveloped swampland and forest within Panama's Darién Province in Central America and the northern portion of Colombia's Chocó Department in South America.
|The Darién Gap (rainforest)|
The geography of the Darién Gap on the Colombian side is dominated primarily by the river delta of the Atrato River, which creates a flat marshland at least 80 km (50 mi) wide, half of this being swampland. The Serranía del Baudó range extends along Colombia's Pacific coast and extends into Panama. The Panamanian side, in sharp contrast, is a mountainous rainforest, with terrain reaching from 60 m (197 ft) in the valley floors to 1,845 m (6,053 ft) at the tallest peak (Cerro Tacarcuna, in the Serranía del Darién).