*The Best Quest is in no way involved with this journey/expedition. Photo credits –

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

Out of Eden

Dangers on the Open Road

January 19, 2020 // Out of Eden
Out of Eden

Asia’s Shrinking Forests

January 07, 2020 // Out of Eden
Out of Eden

Salopek Completes Epic Crossing of India

December 05, 2019 // Out of Eden
Out of Eden

Out of Eden Nearing Seven Year Anniversary

November 15, 2019 // Out of Eden



There are no comments on this update yet. Check back soon, or be the first to leave a comment


The Best Quest provides visual experiences of journeys. One by one you see the latest updates from the best expeditions and journeys currently under way around the world.

Sign Up

Sign up for our biweekly journey summary letter!