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Paul Salopek/Out of Eden

Hello Myanmar!

Date: December 23, 2019
Approximate GPS Location: (23.63°N, 94.10°E)

After an epic year and half walking across India, Salopek is finally in another country - Myanmar. He has been plying the Burma Road, crossing many of the WWII British-built bridges through northern Myanmar. Most recently he crossed from Chin Province to the Sagaing Region. His cuisine seems lighter and healthier. He has been sleeping in Buddhist monasteries and seems to have already had three walking partners! The area is just as verdant and tropical as Manipur, India and we even hear gibbons in his 'road construction' video. We also see that he gave a primary school presentation in Khampat.


update history

Salopek Halted in Mandalay

March 30, 2020 // Out of Eden
Out of Eden

Salopek on the Doorstep of Mandalay

March 17, 2020 // Out of Eden
Out of Eden

Salopek Takes First Steps Along the Irrawaddy

March 03, 2020 // Out of Eden

Salopek Approaches the Irrawaddy

February 19, 2020 // Out of Eden



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