Canoandes: From Kayakers to Explorers

What started as a quixotic six-month planned escape by a group of Polish students from Krakow standing at the doorway to adulthood became a legend. Originally, it began as an official government-sponsored kayak expedition operating in Mexico in 1979, turned into true-life defiant adventure by five adrenaline-fueled rebels in cut-off jeans, who refused to return to Poland after being recalled by nervous communist authorities. Instead, they pursued river exploration in North, Central and South America, relying on a gift economy from strangers and supporting their journey by selling stories and pictures to magazines and newspapers.

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