Route History

Day 213

Today we set off from Russia, taking a virtual ferry ride to South Korea (home to over 18,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) and Japan (home to over 8,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). From there, we took one last virtual flight, returning to Victoria, British Columbia where we began our walk just over 30 weeks ago! Our final leg took us 1,841.50 km together. In these past 30 weeks, over 1,500 participants from 13 different countries have worked together to walk 180,444.00 km through every country in the world with a Special Olympics program – what an accomplishment! We hope that you have had a blast participating in Walk the World With Me, and encourage you to continue to stay active walking and submitting your walking time!

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Day 212

Today we continued to travel through Russia, heading southeast towards the coast. Our walk today took us 1,874.00 km and we arrived in Arsenyev, Russia. Arsenyev is a town in eastern Russia first founded in 1895 when it was called Semyonovka and was renamed to Arsenyev in 1952.

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Day 211

Today we left Mongolia and returned to Russia, travelling 1,984.25 km together. Our walk today took us to Mogocha, Russia, which is named after the river upon which it is situated – the name comes from the Evenki word Mongochi which can be translated to either golden valley or belonging to the Mongo tribe.

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Day 210

Today we set off from the Philippines and took a virtual flight to Macau, home to over 2,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. From there we travelled through Hong Kong (home to over 12,200 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Taiwan (home to over 44,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), walked through China (home to over 1.4 million Special Olympics and Unified partners) and arrived in Mongolia (home to over 2,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). After walking 1,960.75 km together today, we arrived in Sainshand, Mongolia. Sainshand is located in eastern Mongolia in the Gobi Desert, and is along the Trans-Mongolian Railway.

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Day 209

Today we set off from Australia and took several virtual flights and boat rides to different islands throughout the Pacific Ocean:

  • New Zealand (home to over 5,300 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners)
  • Tonga (home to over 100 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners)
  • American Samoa (home to over 200 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners)
  • Samoa (home to over 600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners)
  • Kiribati (home to over 20 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners)
  • Fiji (home to over 900 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners)
  • Vanuatu (home to over 20 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners)
  • Solomon Islands
  • Nauru
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Palau
  • The Philippines

Our walk took us 1,527.00 km together and we arrived in Manila, Philippines. Manila is the capital city of the Philippines and is the most densely populated city in the world, with 41,515 people per square kilometer.

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Day 208

Today we travelled south through Australia, and after 1,493.25 km together we arrived in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria, and was consistently ranked the World’s Most Livable City throughout much of the 2010s.

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Day 207

Today we set off from Malaysia and did some virtual island hopping, passing through Singapore (home to over 520 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Brunei (home to over 1,200 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Indonesia (home to over 121,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Timor-Leste (home to over 500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) and Papua New Guinea (home to over 1,300 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) before arriving in Australia (home to over 3,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). Our walk today stretched 1,476.25 km and we arrived in Brisbane, Australia. Brisbane is the capital city of the state of Queensland and is one of the oldest cities in Australia.

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Day 206

Today we looped south through Vietnam and entered Cambodia (home to over 3,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) – from there we took a virtual ferry ride to Malaysia (home to over 4,100 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). Our walk today stretched 1,443.75 km and we arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city in Malaysia, and was recently named the Book Capital of the World!

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Day 205

Today we passed through Thailand (home to over 18,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Laos (home to over 1,100 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) and Vietnam (home to over 3,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) on our walk around the world. Our walk today took us 1,251.25 km together and we arrived in Đông Hà, Vietnam. Đông Hà is located in central Vietnam at the crossroads of Highways 1 and 9.

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Day 204

Today we entered Myanmar (home to over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) and after walking 1,215.50 km together we arrived in Mawlamyine, Myanmar. Mawlamyine is the fourth largest city in Myanmar and is home to the Kyaikthanlan Pagoda, built in 875 AD which is the tallest pagoda in the city.

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