posted on Jan, 13 2013 @ 08:20 PM
I heard this story on NPR the other day.....
he's starting in the middle-eastern desert -- The Rift Valley, was it? -- (where he was when they interviewed him live), walking north/northeast
across asia, then crossing the Bering Strait (not on foot - the only part he's not going to walk), and from the top of N American down to
His wife is a visual artist, and she's going to pick places in his general path from which to spend some time drawing and painting, and he's going to
"walk" to her....
I think it's awesome!!!
He says he won't cross the most barren deserts, nor scale the highest mountains as a "trail-blazer", but will stick to the inhabited areas, and deal
with the local economies.
(One of the really weird-to-me things in the interview was how the nomads in the place he was (a desert part of Ethiopia, I think it was, but may be
mistaken) were bringing in their camels to the "oasis" or "sanctuary" or whatever -- and they were wearing traditional robes, etc. as well as
daggers....and that hanging beside their daggers were CELL PHONES.)
What a FANTASTIC ADVENTURE! I wish I was young, strong, and wealthy (or sponsored) enough to do the same thing!!
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