Through West Bengal and Over Bangladesh
Recently, Salopek passed another milestone on his epic trek. Milestone 66, near the town of Kahalgaon in north-east India, marked 2217 days on the road and 6500 miles covered. As usual, he interviewed the first person he met. Meera Davi, a local wheat farmer, explained how her business had changed. "When it used to flood, we could grow rice here. But since the embankment has come up, the soil is not as moist or fertile. Now we mostly grow wheat and maize."
Salopek continues to make progress through West Bengal, passing north of Bangladesh and hugging the India-Bhutan border as he goes.