22,000-mile hike

Ok … not quite a “hike”. :)

… Next month, (Pulitzer winning foreign correspondent Paul) 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 the 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. …

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How do you pack your bag for a seven-year, 22,000-mile international reporting assignment?

(via Adventure Blog)

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