On the Out Of Eden Walk


Waiting for National Geographic Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Salopek on the India-side of Wagah, I see him at the kerb, his back to me, donkey-saddle-bags scattered about his feet. I sneak up, tap his shoulder & ask, “what if I didn’t show up?”

He turns around grinning, “I’d start walking.” 

And we start walking the India leg of the Out Of Eden Walk from Wagah, Day 1: 23 km to Amritsar.  

See Paul’s account and first Milestone in India, here: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/out-of-eden-walk/milestones/2018-05-milestone-55-leaving-lahore#introduction 

The plan is to walk on south, through Punjab, into Rajasthan, and onwards towards China.