The long walk to Europe

Nowhere else in the world are thousands of people crossing borders without documents and being actively moved through by army and police border units.

A thousand migrants crowd a bridge crossing from Greece into Macedonia. They are leaving refugee camps in the hope of a new life (photo credit: SETH J. FRANTZMAN)
A thousand migrants crowd a bridge crossing from Greece into Macedonia. They are leaving refugee camps in the hope of a new life
(photo credit: SETH J. FRANTZMAN)
There are times that make you pause and wonder if you’ve made a mistake.
Five hundred meters from the Hungarian border a Roma woman was selling cigarettes and water to Syrian refugees trying to make their way north to Germany. It was damp and rainy. The unused railroad tracks were covered with mud and with items disposed of by the thousands of people who had used this corridor to Hungary from Serbia.
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