Wednesday December 16, 2015
Paul Salopek discusses his 7-year-long conversation with strangers
"I am engaged, not just in a walk for the next seven, eight, nine years. I'm engaged in a seven, eight, nine year long conversation with total strangers." - Paul Salopek on epic walking journey
Paul Salopek is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and a fellow with National Geographic. Today, he's walking through Azerbaijan with his guide Rufat. He's on an epic walking journey to trace our ancestors' migration out of Africa and across the globe.
It began three years ago in Ethiopia. It's set to end four years from now at the southern tip of South America. So far, Paul Salopek has walked nearly 6,000 kilometres.
We've been checking in with him each year around this time, as part of our occasional series Eye on the Media.
Today, Paul Salopek joined Anna Maria from Baku, Azerbaijan.
This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath.