Out of Eden
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

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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Trekking South, Salopek Heads Towards Mandalay

February 07, 2020 // Out of Eden
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Dangers on the Open Road

January 19, 2020 // Out of Eden



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