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  • when e o Welcome Thio.

  • We're here to meet.

  • Some people have been blogging by their journey to Europe, but they're not your typical travel bloggers.

  • They're undocumented migrants passing into Europe illegally.

  • Mark Gladys.

  • Yeah, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Masha Allah.

  • But they're documenting their wild journeys for fans back home and building a cult following in the process.

  • And, well, happy D is one of, um, hey left Morocco in 2019.

  • Frustrated that he couldn't make enough money to live, he flew to Turkey to work as a barber and then decided to head north to Italy.

  • He's traveled by boat by bike and even in the undercarriage of a truck.

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  • Um, I imagine model with so called and he's filming every dramatic twist.

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  • But if he's trying to stay under the radar, why is he broadcasting this to hundreds of thousands of people on YouTube?

  • And he's not the only one.

  • We're on the way to meet side by Azeri, who's a youtuber who has almost 1.5 million views on his channel.

  • He left Morocco last year and flew to Turkey in three months.

  • He traveled through five different countries to get Italy.

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  • Video refreshes I bring a refreshing at first side was recording the journey for himself.

  • But that changed when you got arrested in Greece.

  • Just a few provisions.

  • I'm an addict in some of your videos.

  • Towards the beginning, the journey seemed kind of fun, like an adventure.

  • So do you think that that might encourage more people to try to take it?

  • Oh, no.

  • Benin Daisy.

  • People are leaving anyway.

  • Sides and actor with a degree in geography Beeman uh, having Children were a little bit and now around suburbs.

  • Yeah, while we're talking, his phone is constantly buzzing.

  • Hey, there is a little useful little Some thing isn't just a political statement.

  • It's a community to a group of people far from home looking out for each other because whatever the YouTube channel suggest, this journey isn't easy.

  • Anwar's in Bosnia, passing through a country still showing the scars of a war almost 30 years ago.

  • E He's been trying to follow the same route as side, but he keeps getting stopped by police for a month.

  • He's on the doorstep of you Still not much closer to Italy at the Croatian border.

  • He's pushed back again and again.

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  • Gives up in Italy.

  • A names for Germany.

  • Instead, he says, he got us faras Austria in the undercarriage of a lorry.

  • But then he was spotted.

  • Austrian police drove him back to Hungary.

  • Hungarian police drove him back to Serbia, and the Serbian police drove him all the way to the south.

  • And that's where we met him.

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  • Right now there's 2000 or so followers you must watch Marvin 11, a Democrat doll.

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  • Like Zelic Leonora Anwar is aware that it could seem that he's giving people tips so they could make this journey.

  • But he sees it differently or three from stash stash family video on such a she worried about.

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  • The whole region.

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  • In the summer, seven people tried to cross the Serbian border in a shipping container.

  • They were found dead four months later in Paraguay.

  • One of them, Ahmed Ball Melody, was Anwar's friend.

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  • Rory, have a critical Hello Donald didn't have a lot of We were hoping to speak to Anwar again.

  • But it seems like some of the other people that he's traveling with have put pressure on him not to talk to us.

  • So the only way we've been able to speak to him today is by voice note.

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  • Where is it?

  • Part of couldn't go.

  • Hope.

  • Tell me, Mr Stop.

  • Don't travel.

  • Heard he left Serbia that night.

  • We were in touch for a week and then he went quiet.

  • Anwar inside don't make money from their channels.

  • But some other people have figured out how to cash in.

  • Just looking at some of the comments underneath Anwar's posts.

  • There's a post here which has a phone number.

  • It says of a Moroccan guy in Turkey who could help you travel by truck to the Czech Republic or Slovakia.

  • We contacted the number pretending to be a single moment.

  • He wants to get to Austria illegally with her daughter.

  • A man on the other end says he can arrange travel e get yourself that you will be open.

  • Yeah, he sent an example of the fake documents he can produce and said an associate will collect us from the airport in Turkey.

  • YouTube told the BBC they remove any content advertising illegal services on their platform.

  • The posts have now been removed, but they were on the site for a least two months through their YouTube channels side and Anwar had become friends.

  • For Anwar, side is a success story.

  • He's arrived, Lizzie mingle.

  • Take a person, but he's only getting by on odd jobs.

  • Europe is a complicated dream just cause you how long, you know, Way met in Italy.

  • Side was worried Anwar hadn't posted on his YouTube.

  • Where his instagram in weeks?

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  • What do you think?

  • Do you think he's safe?

  • Do you think something has happened to him?

  • Most of all options and well, how would it work in total for Bella Side is starting to realize the power of his platform and his voice.

  • Sylvia, you mean a lot?

when e o Welcome Thio.

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