Meet Dawood

Meet Dawood

Day: 293 Distance covered: 40,552 kilometres (25,198 miles) Subjects found: 80 I’ve been in the habit of making predictions about each of the people Moreno and I search for – which ones will be easy, and which ones more challenging. When it came to Daoud,...
Meet Amma

Meet Amma

Day: 282Distance covered: 36,968 km (22,971 miles)Subjects found: 79The road snaked up from the valley floor to the village I once called home, sprawling atop a broad green ridge in central Nepal.  It had been three years since my return, and the dusk light...
Meet Saroj

Meet Saroj

Day: 279 Distance covered: 36,796 km (22,864 miles)Subjects found: 78In 2011, I spent five months living in a small village in the hills of central Nepal, and came to know many of the locals there. One of them was a fourteen-year-old boy named Saroj. The second of...
Hard luck

Hard luck

Day: 276Distance covered: 37,399 km (23,239 miles)Subjects found: 77After having succeeded spectacularly in our search over the past nine months, Moreno and I now find ourselves defeated by the caterpillar fungus. The “world’s most expensive...
Meet Ayong and Zen Ga

Meet Ayong and Zen Ga

Day: 273Distance covered: 36,796 km (22,864 miles)Subjects found: 77Yesterday, we were told she’d passed away. We found her today, very much alive. It was a bitterly cold morning, with ice still on the ground from last night’s hailstorm, as Moreno and I...

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