In 2016 I had a subscription to Outside magazine. Even though I’m not an extreme skiier, rock climber or kayaker, I find it inspiring to read about other people’s adventures. There is a particular article from July 2016 that I often find myself telling people about and recommending to others.
In “A Terrifying Journey Through the World’s Most Dangerous Jungle” the author joins a group of refugees traveling through a dangerous section of forest between Colombia and Panama:
As traditional pathways to the U.S. become more difficult, Cubans, Somalis, Syrians, Bangladeshis, Nepalis, and many more have been heading to South American countries and traveling north, moving overland up the Central American isthmus.
The journey is mind boggling. While the article is as engrossing as any adventure read, it’s also a sobering reminder of lengths and risks people must go to when they have no other option.