Explorer David Nghiem releases new book Jackfruit: A Bicycle Quest Through Latin America chronicling his adventure.
Online PR News – 07-October-2010 – – When the airlines wouldn't take his return flight tickets because his ticket agency went bankrupt, American born adventurer David Nghiem made other plans. With the funds he had left over, he bought a ticket to Panama City, then biked across Central America. Tired and weary when he got to the Mexican/Texas border, he took a five day bus ride to Philadelphia.
The “road trip”, 2000 miles of bicycling through jungles, deserts, and mountains included side adventures: exploring “lost” Mayan cities, getting shot at in Guatemala, and swimming over crocodiles. And then there also were some scary moments.
“If I was a cat -- I have six lives left.” Says Nghiem.
“One evening I found myself in a desolate corner of northwest Costa Rica. The border area was infested with armed bandits, and I set up camp by hiding on a high cliff behind the brush. I couldn't sleep and laid in my tent with my diving knife in one hand, and pepper spray in the other. I thought my heart would explode with every sound I heard.” Said Nghiem.
“In Peru, my buddy and I almost died on top of a 17,500 ft high mountain searching for an undocumented, ancient, pre-Incan site. At that height, we were pinned down by gale force winds, lightning, and hail. But we got out of there... with photos and memories. The site is a real mystery – a giant stone portal with a stairway leading up to it. That's in my book, so its a historical reference.” Said Nghiem.
Read about his incredible adventures in his new book, Jackfruit: A Bicycle Quest Through Latin America, which chronicles his thrills, close calls, explorations, and the occasional romance. Also read about his 3768 mile bike ride through the Amazon at his website.
Jackfruit: A Bicycle Quest Through Latin America (ISBN: 978-1-60145-922-0), 440 pages, is available for $18.95 + $3 S&H through Adventure.com" target="_blank" class="highlight_link">http://davesnewadventure.com, 804 Kingston Drive, Dept ____, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Phone:(856)667-3829. Visa/Mastercard welcome. Publisher guarantees an entertaining, educational read. Also available on special order through any bookstore.