VIDEO: Here are the strangest Hajj journeys

Although there are plenty of means of transportation available to visit Mecca, some people still take the difficult road to go to Hajj. (Screengrab)

Although there are plenty of means of transportation available to visit Mecca, some people still take the difficult road to get there now and then.

During the past few Hajj seasons, some went on foot while others used primitive means of transportation. What they all have in common is the longing and passion for this months-long journey.

Hajj Sanad Hazdich came to Mecca from Bosnia on foot in a journey that took him 2 months. He crossed 6,000 kilometers and crossed 6 countries to reach Saudi Arabia.


As to why he came on foot, Hazdich said it’s because he does not have enough money, adding that he depended on the generosity of people for food and drink during his journey.

Hajj Karazada Kasart also arrived on foot to Mecca coming from Karachi in Pakistan. The trip took him 117 days in which he crossed 3,678 kilometers passing through Iran, Iraq and Jordan until he finally arrived in Saudi Arabia via the city of Tabuk.

Hajj Mohammad Mabo Chin came from Xinjiang in northwestern China to Mecca on a bicycle in a trip that took him around 4 months. He crossed 7,800 kilometers passing through several countries and finally arriving in Saudi Arabia via the King Fahd Causeway that links between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Mohammad Jazairi, who holds the Spanish citizenship, arrived in Mecca in November 2016 on foot from Paris. He crossed more than 8,000 kilometers and passed through 16 countries. He used a baby stroller to carry his luggage during the journey which took him 5 months.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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