07 April 2016

From Paul Salopek's article yesterday:

More than three years ago, while researching this long and very slow journey, I visited the remote Kenyan camp of the famed paleoanthropologist Meave Leakey. I recall setting out one morning for a nearby village.

“Is it within walking distance?” I stupidly asked Leakey.

She stared at me, astonished. “Everything is,” she replied.

(and if in doubt, I shall take my bicycle)


  1. Just depends on how quickly you have to get there.
    I love this.

  2. It was at your blog that I first heard about Paul Salopek. Good to remember that he is out there walking.

  3. Thanks to this post, I just had a shift in perspective that is very welcome. I appreciate you and your blog!

  4. I love this. Something I shall always remember. Thank you.

  5. Yes, indeed, it was like that when I lived in Malawi