Out of Eden – A Journey Through Time

21 Apr
National Geographic - Dec. 2013 issue

National Geographic – Dec. 2013 issue

What is the Out of Eden Project?
From 2013 to 2020, writer Paul Salopek is recreating that epic journey on foot, starting at humankind’s birthplace in Ethiopia and ending at the southern tip of South America, where our forebears ran out of horizon. Along the way he is engaging with the major stories of our time — from climate change to technological innovation, from mass migration to cultural survival — by walking alongside the people who inhabit these headlines every day. Moving at the slow beat of his footsteps, Paul is also seeking the quieter, hidden stories of people who rarely make the news.
Their tales highlight a central truth of our humanity in this globalized age: The most important narratives of our time, once monopolized by the developed world, now increasingly appear at the world’s margins. Click here to learn more about the Out of Eden Project. We have created an RSS feed on the right side of the blog where you can see dispatches or blog posts from Paul Salopek’s journey. The website, map room link, and other information are very interesting, and we believe this will be an interesting journey to follow over the next seven years. You can follow his journey using a variety of social media sites – Twitter, Facebook, and the Dispatches blog to name a few.
Source: Out of Eden

Source: Out of Eden

 

11 Responses to “Out of Eden – A Journey Through Time”

  1. nicole April 22, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    Wow that is amazing I would never be able to do that !!!!!!!!

  2. Vinay April 22, 2014 at 6:34 am #

    If I was walking around the world I would be scared/ interested, because maybe he might find people who live in isolation and don’t have technology, but there might be dangerous species of animals that might kill him. I’m not sure if I would go if I had the chance.

    • Mr. Martin April 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

      I think this story and journey is one of the coolest things I have read about in a long time. I am sure he will face some danger and terrifying moments. He already has! Read some of his blog posts. I am sure he will also experience a lot of sadness and see a lot of poverty. The world is changing fast.

  3. Tarun April 22, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    I think this man will come back with a six pack

  4. The Townsguy April 22, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    I think what this journalist is doing is awesome. Unlike other journalists, Mr. Paul is doing something that needs confidence, and for someone to be so committed like that is unbelievable. Other journalists make stuff up and eat donuts. :(

    • Mr. Martin April 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      Nice comment, but I am not sure if I agree with your comment about journalists making stuff up. Does that happen in India? The job of a journalist is to be objective and tell the real story.

  5. Tarun April 22, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    I bet he will have a lot to talk about when he comes back

    • Mr. Martin April 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

      Tarun,

      He will have a lot to talk about and write about DURING the trip. Check out his blog.

  6. Domenic April 22, 2014 at 6:53 am #

    This man will have many stories to tell when he returns in 2020!

  7. Daewon April 22, 2014 at 6:56 am #

    I think the journalist needs a lot of perseverance to take the journey. If I was the journalist who had to take a journey without the planes and just walk, I would have gave up at the first day of the journey. That shows that he is really unique, brave and also adventures. By reading some of the blog post, I was able to say he is one of the most unique journalist that I have seen.

    • Mr. Martin April 22, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

      This is a very good comment, Daewon. Thanks for sharing your opinion. It’s a unique trip, that’s for sure. I look forward to reading his blog and learning more about what he sees.

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