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

On through Yunnan on the old silk road

January 11, 2022 // Out of Eden
Out of Eden

The Burma Road Through China

December 14, 2021 // Out of Eden

The Gaoligong, a World Away from Modern China

November 18, 2021 // Out of Eden

Salopek Back on His Feet in Yunnan

October 27, 2021 // Out of Eden



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