Salopek Speaks!

Remeber that National Geographic reporter who was arrested and accused of spying in the Sudan a few months back? Well, at long last Paul Salopek talks about the incident. He talks getting arrested by a militia, and then traded for a box of clothes to the Sudanese military, what it’s like to travel across one of the more desolate, and poor, areas of the world, and goes into detail on how the events leading up to his arrest unfolded. It’s fascinating stuff and gives us a glimpse of what these reporters have to deal with as they travel remote parts of the world to bring us stories from abroad. It’s often unsafe for a variety of reasons, but when you hear these things from a guy who lived through it, it makes it hit home all the more.