Route History

Day 113

Today we took another virtual flight back from Cape Verde returning to the African mainland. We walked through a few countries today:

  • The Gambia – home to over 90 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Guinea-Bissau – home to over 40 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Guinea – home to over 40 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners

Our walk today took up 847.25 km and we arrived in Conakry, Guinea. Conakry is the capital city of Guinea, and has a population at around 2 million, which is about one sixth of Guinea’s total population!

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Day 112

Today we walked through Senegal and reach the Atlantic Coast, and from there we took a virtual flight to Cape Verde! We did a loop of the island of Santiago and wrapped up our day having walked 526.50 km in Praia, Cape Verde – the capital city of Cape Verde. Did you know there are over 80 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners in Cape Verde?

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Day 111

Today we made our way out of Mali and arrived in Senegal! Senegal is home to over 2,200 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 852.50 km and wrapped up our day in Tambacounda, Senegal. Tambacounda has two main seasons – the rainy season from June to October and the dry season from November to May!

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Day 110

Today we set off from Douentza and reached the Niger River – from there, we followed the river through Mali and arrived in Ségou, Mali after a day of 412.00 km. Ségou is the fifth largest town in Mali with over 130,000 inhabitants!

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Day 109

Today we walked out of Algeria and arrived in Mali, which is home to over 500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 1,115.25 km and we arrived in the small town of Douentza, Mali.

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Day 108

We’re still walking south through Algeria, and are approaching Mali. We’re currently walking through the Sahara Desert, and walked 686.50 km together today! The Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert in the world (and 3rd largest desert only behind Antarctica and the Arctic) – did you know that because of how the Earth is tilted on its axis and very gradually shifts over time, the location of the North African Monsoon changes over many thousands of years? Because of this, the Sahara Desert has not always been a desert, and will shift to a green savanna grassland in about 15,000 years! 

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Day 107

We’ve continued our walk south through Algeria today, travelling 535.75 km together. We arrived in Adrar, Algeria, which situated around an oasis – did you know that Adrar was the site of French nuclear tests back in the 1960s?

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Day 106

Today we continued our walk and started heading south through Algeria. Algeria is home to over 17,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 520.50 km together, and we arrived in the city of Béchar, Algeria, which is the capital city of the province with the same name!

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Day 105

Today we walked through Morocco, which is home to over 11,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. We walked across the border into Algeria, and arrived in the city of Tlemcen, Algeria. Our walk today took us 458.00 km! Interestingly, Tlemcen is a sister city to Montpellier, France which we we just walked through a few days ago!

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Day 104

Today we made our way into Portugal, home to over 3,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners, and then made our way south towards the Strait of Gibraltar. Once there, we virtually took a ferry across the strait and arrived in Africa! We wrapped up our 844.75 km today in Tangier, Morocco – Tangier is considered the gateway between Europe and Africa, and was established as far back as the 8th century BCE!

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