Reporter's notebook: Walking with migrants

September 19, 2015 1:06 PM

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Over the coming week, USA TODAY reporter Kim Hjelmgaard will follow migrants as they make the arduous 1,500-mile journey from Greece’s Lesbos island off the coast of Turkey to the German capital of Berlin. Here are his reports on the challenges facing both migrants and European authorities trying to cope with the biggest flood of refugees since World War II.

ATHENS — This is my first post in what will be a series of diary-form entries, stories, observations, interviews, audio, video, tweets and more that we will be running over the next 10 days or so as I make my way from Lesbos, Greece, back to Berlin. This is the route that hundreds of thousands of di...

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