Day 168

Today we took a virtual ferry to arrive in Lebanon (home to over 9,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), then walked through Israel (home to over 4,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) before arriving in Jordan (home to over 5,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). Our walk took us 326.75 km and we arrived in Amman, Jordan. Amman is the capital city of Jordan, and is visited by approximately 2 million people each year, making it the 5th most visited Arab city.

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more

Day 167

Today we walked to the Syrian coast and took a virtual ferry across the Mediterranean Sea to Cyprus – home to over 1,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 300.00 km together and we arrived in Paphos, Cyprus. Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its ancient ruins dating back to ancient Greek and ancient Roman times.

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more

Day 166

Today we walked through the rest of Iraq and arrived in Syria – home to over 11,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 724.00 km and we arrived in Homs, Syria. Homs is a city in Western Syria along the Orontes River, which links many of the interior cities to the Mediterranean coast.

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more

Day 165

Today we continued our walk since entering Iraq. Our walk today took us 508.25 km and we arrived in Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, and was the largest city in the world for much of the 8th through to the 14th century.

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more

Day 164

From Saudi Arabia we travelled through Kuwait today and arrived in Iraq, home to over 6,200 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 374.00 km together and we arrived in Safwan, Iraq. Safwan is a town along the border with Kuwait, and is named after its founder Safwan bin Assal Al Muradi Al Yamani from the Middle Ages.

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more

Day 163

Today we took a virtual ferry ride from Qatar to Bahrain – home to over 2,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners – and then walked our way into Saudi Arabia – home to over 8,400 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. We walked 294.50 km together and arrived in Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia. Ras Al-Khair is a port town which features the world’s largest desalination plant (it can desalinate/remove salt from over 1 billion litres of water per day!)

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more

Day 162

Today we left the UAE and briefly passed through Saudi Arabia before arriving in Qatar, home to over 1,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 273.50 km and we arrived in Al Khor, Qatar. Al Khor means creek, as the city was first developed along a creek, and it is one of the proposed sites for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup!

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more

Day 161

Today we continued our walk through the United Arab Emirates. We walked 300.25 km together today and arrived in Al Sila, United Arab Emirates. Al Sila is located in western UAE close to the border, and has archaeological remains dating back 7,000 years!

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more

Day 160

Today we left Oman and arrived in the United Arab Emirates, home to over 4,900 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 430.00 km and we arrived in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and was the site of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in 2019!

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more

Day 159

Today we continued to make our way through Oman, travelling 373.75 km together. We wrapped up today’s walk in Al Ghubar, Oman. Al Ghubar is a small town in central Oman.

Be sure to record your walking times today, and share any photos or stories about your walks using #WalkTheWorldSO on social media!

Read more