Out of Eden

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Paul Salopek/Out of Eden

Snow in Myanmar, Salopek Heads North

Date: July 16, 2020
Approximate GPS Location: (27.31°N, 97.40°E)

Salopek’s progress has been slowed by the pandemic in Myanmar, but it seems that he is still able to move internally. In our last update, he had headed south, from Mandalay to Yangon. Now it appears he has reversed course, heading north to the Burmese Himalaya.

Salopek’s last few posts have come from Putao, the northernmost town of Kachin state. Putao appears to be the hometown of his walking partner Ja Pha "Jay" Se. In a recent video post, Jay takes us into the Himalayan foothills to see Myanmar blanketed by snow!


update history

Tight Covid Controls in Sichuan

May 25, 2022 // Out of Eden

Clear Skies and Snow-Capped Peaks

April 13, 2022 // Out of Eden

Lunar New Year in the Himalaya

February 23, 2022 // Out of Eden

From Rural Life to Outer space

January 26, 2022 // Out of Eden



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