Join a LIVE Twitter Chat With @PaulSalopek, Walking Across the Planet
“I am walking across the planet,” says Paul Salopek, National Geographic Fellow.
“For more than two years, I have hopscotched over searing lava fields. I have crabbed sideways through alleys in vast migrant slums. I have traversed sun-hammered deserts and scaled peaks in blinding snow. I have swaggered down fashionable boulevards.
“What has all this plodding taught me?”
You’re probably wondering the same thing.
The Story So Far
A Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent, Paul is 4,000 miles into his 21,000-mile, seven-year journey retracing the pathways of humanity’s migration out of Africa and around the globe—on foot, as our ancestors traveled, all chronicled at outofedenwalk.com.
Along the way, moving at the slow beat of his footsteps, he’s using every form of written communication from 140-character tweets to 4,300-word National Geographic articles as he engages with the major stories of our time—from the science of human origins to war in the West Bank, from the use of drones to protect our cultural heritage to gauging —> Read More