Out of Eden Walk Milestone 54

In Pakistan, Paul Salopek Absorbs the Din of Asia’s Mother Road

The Grand Trunk Road is one of the legendary byways of the world. Older than the Buddha, it has linked South Asia and Central Asia for more than 2,000 years…

Experience Milestone 54 of the Out of Eden Walk here.

Human Journey

Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek’s 21,000-mile Out of Eden Walk is a multiyear experiment in slow journalism. Moving at the beat of his footsteps, Salopek is walking the pathways of the first humans who migrated out of Africa in the Stone Age and made the Earth ours. Along the way he is covering the major stories of our time—from climate change to technological innovation, from mass migration to cultural survival—by giving voice to the people who inhabit them every day. His words, as well as his photographs, video, and audio, are creating a global record of human life at the start of a new millennium as told by villagers, nomads, traders, farmers, soldiers, and artists who rarely make the news. Join the journey at outofedenwalk.org and on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @OutofEdenWalk.