Day 193

Today we continued our walk, heading east through Turkey. We travelled 1,054.25 km together and arrived in Erzurum, Turkey. Erzurum is a city in eastern Turkey and the capital of Erzurum province, and features the Çifte Minareli Medrese – an architectural monument first built as a theological school around 1265 and appears on the city’s coat of arms.

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Day 192

Today we officially surpassed 150,000 km walked together through Walk the World With Me! Our walk today took us through Moldova (home to over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Romania (home to over 27,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Bulgaria (home to over 9,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) and we arrived in Turkey (home to over 4,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). After walking 1,193.75 km together, we arrived in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul is the 15th largest city in the world, and has been formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople.

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Day 191

Today we continued on our way back south, passing through Belarus (home to over 9,100 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) before arriving in Ukraine (home to over 13,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). Our walk today took us 1,111.75km and we arrivied in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Vinnytsia is in west-central Ukraine and dates back to the Middle Ages under Polish control until it was annexed by the Russian Empire in 1793.

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Day 190

Today we headed south, travelling out of Finland and through Russia (home to over 131,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Estonia (home to over 1,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Latvia (home to over 2,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), and into Lithuania (home to over 3,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). We arrived in Panevėžys, Lithuania after walking 1,238.25 km together. Panevėžys means along the Nevėžis as it is located on the plain of the old Nevėžis River, and is in the centre of Lithuania.

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Day 189

Today we made it into Finland, home of over 2,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk today took us 1,196.00 km and we arrived in Tampere, Finland. Tampere is the most populous inland city in Finland and the Nordic countires, and is known as the Sauna Capital in the World as it has the most public saunas in the world.

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Day 188

Today we continued to make our way through Sweden, briefly passing into Norway (home of over 7,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) through Oslo and then returning back to Sweden. Our walk today took us 1,036.75 km and we wrapped up our days’ walk in Härnösand, Sweden. Härnösand is a town located on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia and is called the “Gate to the High Coast” due to it being so close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the same name.

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Day 187

Today our walk took us 1,021.75 km and we travelled through Denmark (home to over 5,400 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) and into Sweden (home to over 6,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). We wrapped up our days walk in Gothenburg, Sweden. Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden, located on the west coast of Sweden, and is home to the Port of Gothenburg which is the largest port in the Nordic countries.

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Day 186

Today we travelled north through Europe, passing through:

  • Slovakia, home to over 4,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Czech Republic, home to over 2,900 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Poland, home to over 16,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners

We wrapped up our 936.75 km walk today by returning to Germany, and arrived in Berlin, Germany. Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is the most populous city in the European Union with over 3.7 million inhabitants!

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Day 185

Today we walked north, leaving North Macedonia and passing through Kosovo (home to over 350 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) and Serbia (home to over 16,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) before arriving in Hungary (home to over 6,900 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). Our walk today was 693.75 km and we arrived in Budapest, Hungary – Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and the central area of the city surrounding the Danube River is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Day 184

Continuing on our way north today, we entered North Macedonia, home to over 290 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk today took us 273.50 km together and we arrived in Skopje, North Macedonia. Skopje is the capital city of North Macedonia, and has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC.

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