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How to Road Trip Around the World
Rich and Amanda Ligato drove a VW van for 59,480 miles (95,724 kilometers)
from California to Uganda via Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Photograph by Rich and Amanda Ligato 

Photo: Loading the van in Panama
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We were forced to make a decision when we reached Panama, the southernmost country in Central America. The Pan-American Highway passes through the Darién Gap, a dense, lawless jungle between Central and South America. To continue with our journey, we reluctantly decided to transport the van in a container and ship it through the canal from the port of Colón, Panama to Guayaquil, Ecuador. The voyage took three days.
Amanda and Rich Ligato


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