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The Cloud Garden

The Cloud Garden

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Zusammenfassung

Tom Hart Dyke, a young botanist, set off to Central America with one thing on his mind: orchids. Paul Winder, was backpacking through the area at the same time. Ignoring the Lonely Planet guide - 'Don't even think about it!' - Tom and Paul set off into the Darien where FARC guerrillas who were to hold them hostage for the next nine months.

The Cloud Garden Zusammenfassung

In 2000, Tom Hart Dyke, a young botanist, with a passion for orchids, set off on a journey that would change his life forever. Like many university graduates, Tom's enthusiasm for travelling outstripped any common-sense reservations. Knowing that some of the world's most exotic and rarest orchids grew in Central America he risked a journey into one of the most inhospitable places on earth. he Darien Gap is the only break in the Pan-American highway which runs from Alaska to the tip of South America, and it comprises an almost impregnable strip of jungle. Civil war in Colombia had driven drug traffickers, guerrilla groups and other organisations deep into this zone and stories of abduction and murder were rife. Unbeknown to Tom another young explorer, Paul Winder, had also been backpacking through Central America. Though merely taking a sabbatical from his career as a merchant banker in London, Paul was a fearless and intrepid traveller. Everywhere he visited, rumours abounded about the Darien Gap and the more he heard, the greater his desire to make the journey. At Xmas 1999, the two men met in Mexico forming an instant bond and their fate was sealed. This is their story.

Über

The Darien Gap is a place of legend. The only break in the Pan-American highway, which runs from Alaska to the tip of South America, it is an almost impregnable strip of swamp, jungle and cloud forest between the vast landmasses of North and South America. Stories of abduction and murder there are rife and in recent years more people have successfully climbed Everest or trekked to the South Pole than have crossed the Darien Gap. In 2000, Tom Hart Dyke, a young botanist, set off to Central America with one thing on his mind: orchids. He knew that in order to find the rare and beautiful species he so fervently admired, he would have to visit some of the most inhospitable places on earth. Unbeknown to Tom, another young explorer, Paul Winder, was backpacking through the area at the same time. Though he sometimes worked freelance in the City of London, Paul was a fearless and intrepid traveller, happier scaling volcanoes than lounging on beaches. In every bar and cafe along his route, rumours abounded of the Darien Gap - and the more he heard, the greater became his desire to make the journey. Pure chance brought Paul and Tom together in northern Mexico; they formed an instant bond and their fate was sealed. Ignoring a final, succinct warning from the Lonely Planet guide - 'Don't even think about it!' - Tom and Paul set off into the Darien: Tom in search of orchids, Paul in search of adventure. They would find plenty of each. For six days they made good progress. Then, just hours away from Colombia, the dream ended and the horror began. Paul and Tom were ambushed by FARC guerrillas who were to hold them hostage for the next nine months. From that day on, their survival was a matter of extraordinary endurance, incredible ingenuity and not a little good luck ...

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The Cloud Garden
Gebraucht - Sehr Gut
Broschiert
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2004-02-02
400
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