THE BEGINNINGS OF AN EPIC VOYAGE:
Inspired by Hedin’s writings, Er started his own expedition in 2000, revisiting routes that explorers such as Ferdinand von Richthofen and Marc Stein trailed a century ago. Subjected to nature’s unpredictability, these journeys were often grueling and arduous. Nevertheless, he cannot imagine life without traveling. “It's like opium, once you have fallen in love with it, you will always be on the road,” he says.