A blind Chinese solo backpacker takes on the wilds of Africa
CAO Shengkang lost his eyesight in a car accident aged eight. Dropping out of school, like many blind people in China, Cao learned the art of massage at 18, as a way to earn a living. At 37 he hit the road, a blind backpacker taking on the world solo. Now the 41-year-old, always seen with his dark glasses and a walking stick, has traveled to 30 countries on six continents. With the desire to challenge himself Cao has opened his heart to the world.