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 2000 miles across Central America.
David discusses his first hand experience in Latin America as he witnessed the economic collapse in Argentina in 2001. His book Jackfruit: A Bicycle Quest Through Latin America is available on here. And here is David's website. Podcast Direct Link