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Yossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli-Australian adventurer, musician, tech entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

In 1981, Yossi ventured into the remote and unchartered Bolivian Amazon jungle with three other backpackers, in search of adventure.

After a series of events and accidents, Yossi was separated from the others and spent 3 weeks alone and lost, deep in Amazon.

Yossi was faced with tremendous hardships including almost drowning in white-water rapids and going over waterfalls, starvation, hallucinations, multiple full-body wounds, trench foot, coming face-to-face with a Jaguar at night, being enveloped by tens of thousands of fire ants, flooding, being trapped torso-deep in a swamp, sleep deprivation.. all of which happened during the heaviest torrential rain season in a decade.

Yossi’s famous story has now been made into a feature film called Jungle, which will be released in 2017 – starring Daniel Radcliffe, from Harry Potter fame.

Yossi goes into detail around his extraordinary experience and chance rescue, and has since gained enlightened wisdom.

Yossi’s book Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon is available as an audio-book from Audible, or hard-copy from Amazon.

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