Paul Salopek, year 2 of his 7-year historical walking tour
Two years ago, Paul Salopek began to walk the migratory path of the world's first peoples .. beginning in Africa. Today, we catch up with him as he leaves the Middle East behind where he found kindness in conflict zones and witnessed extraordinary scenes of thousands fleeing Syria on foot.
- Read Paul Salopek's blog as he follows Syrian refugees into the tomato fields.
It took our ancestors millenia to make the journey out of Africa, and into every corner of the globe.
Now, Paul Salopek is doing his best to recreate that journey... on foot. And he's given himself seven years.
- Read Paul Salopek's blog to find out more about his trek in the Middle East.
The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and National Geographic Fellow is two years into his improbable trek which... if all goes well.. will see him walk more than 33,000 kilometres before reaching his final destination, at the tip of South America.
We last spoke with Paul Salopek about a year ago, when he was first leaving the continent of Africa and setting foot in the Middle East. We reached him today in Tbilisi, Georgia.
- Read Paul Salopek's blog Vortex: Walking Jerusalem.
- See the interactive map on the Knight foundation companion site. (National Geographic)
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This segment as produced by The Current's Sarah Grant.