Out of Eden: The Walk
December 6, 2012 1:38 PM Subscribe
How do you pack your bag for a seven-year, 22,000 mile international reporting assignment?
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit (46 comments total)
28 users marked this as a favorite
Pulitzer winning foreign correspondent Paul Salopek is preparing to walk from Africa to South America and document the whole journey.
Next month, Salopek will begin a seven-year reporting assignment that will take him 22,000 miles (give or take) on foot, from Africa across Asia and the United States, ultimately ending up in Patagonia at the southern tip of South America. The route Salopek is following is the one anthropologists believe was the first path humans took out of Africa to populate the rest of the world. He’s calling it Out of Eden, a narrative trek that will examine the current state of the cultures Salopek visits, while also writing about their history and connection to the greater world.
He will be will talking about his project at Harvard tonight at 7 p.m., and you can follow along with a livestream
of his presentation.