Saturday Morning Links

1. “Why it is so hard to change someone’s mind.” This was really good and you would be smarter watching this.

2. Via National Geographic, Mario Rigby, a Canadian-Turks and Caicos Islander explorer, made a two year walk (and kayak) across the continent of Africa, from the south to the north:

On the human side, it was probably in Mozambique. They put me on TV out there, and because there are only a few news channels, everyone saw it. When I started walking, people kept on coming up to me and saying, “Hey, you’re Mario!” There was this one tough walk just coming out of the monsoon season, and a guy came up to me and invited me to stay at his home. It was one of those beautiful, traditional red earthen huts with cashew trees in the front garden, and he was so excited for me to meet his family. They wanted to cook me a meal, but their stove was broken, so as a thank you I bought them a new one. It was the least I could do, and you should’ve seen the happiness over such a simple purchase — but one that would really change their lives. I stayed for a couple of nights in the end, and they welcomed me like I was family. We spent long evenings outside looking at the stars, with the whole Milky Way lit up above us.

3. I know I have a preconceived notion about Sudan (and I’ve been to Ethiopia, which is a neighbor) but these photos from Smithsonian were terrific. there’s so much history in almost every corner of the planet.

4. Want to go on a fun adventure? Me too. Ryan Van Duzer is a YouTuber and he is taking a bike ride down the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.  He went as far as he could go, I think he had to stop before he entered New Mexico as they are in quarantine. This is the first episode, but there will be more to come as he starts in Montana.

5. SideTracked Magazine on the Khurdopin Glacier, which is in Pakistan. The photo of the valley in the second picture and the photos of the people are magnificent.

As I’ve reminded you before. What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people. It is the people. It is the people.

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