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September 5th, 2023

silva nigra

This post is about a 19km walk from Waldhausen to Friedenweiler. I suddenly find myself in the High Black Forest. I woke up next to an old mill. It had a silo that looked a bit like a guard tower. It had been a very good night, cool and refreshing in my tent under a […]

September 4th, 2023

the source

This post is about a 17km walk from Riedsee to Waldhausen. The Caboose and I reach Donaueschingen, the official source of the Danube. I woke up alone on a campground at Riedsee. Lea and Emmi had gone home the evening before, and so I was alone again. Alone with the Caboose and a deflated unicorn […]

September 3rd, 2023


This post is about a 17km walk from Hintschingen to Riedsee. I cross the 17000km mark on The Longest Way, and a unicorn performs a dance. We woke up under the bridge near Hintschingen. It was hazy. I didn’t want to put on the unicorn costume anymore, but Lea wasn’t having any of it. “It’s […]

September 2nd, 2023


This post is about a 19km walk from Tuttlingen to Hintschingen. Lea Geibel and her adorable dog Emmi are walking with me for a bit. I woke up in a free camp site right in the center of Tuttlingen. Lea and her dog Emmi were in a tent next to me, and before I knew […]

September 1st, 2023

the secret door

This post is about a 29km walk from Beuron to Tuttlingen. I find a secret door in the forest and arrive late to an appointment. I got up, folded the plastic sheet and placed it next to the house, did my exercises, had breakfast, all while waiting for my stuff to dry. Then I got […]

August 31st, 2023

beggar’s kitchen

This post is about a 28km walk from Inzigkofen to Beuron. I enter the Upper Danube Nature Park and get ignored at a monastery. Four days of rain. I spent them in a guesthouse in the village, and it wasn’t so bad. The room was cheap, and there was a supermarket nearby where I was […]

August 26th, 2023

wet dream of the tradfash

This post is about a 17km walk from Heudorf to Inzigkofen. I walk past a refugee camp and a neo-gothic castle, and it rains. The night had been a bit difficult. Two separate thunderstorms had passed by, one to the east of the hut and the other one to the west, and both had brought […]

August 25th, 2023


This post is about an 8km walk from Hundersingen to Heudorf. I start the day by playing Mario Kart, and then I camp next to a forest cabin. After breakfast the kids and I sat down and played Mario Kart. I was worried about their skills, so I picked Roy as my driver because he […]

August 24th, 2023


This post is about a 14km walk from Riedlingen to Hundersingen. I bathe in the Danube, see a Celtic dig, and get saved from a thunderstorm. What a morning! I crawled out of my tent, brushed my teeth, took my underwear off, and hopped in the Danube. morning swim The river was cold and clear, […]

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is about my attempt to walk from Beijing to my home in Bad Nenndorf in Germany. If you want to read up on the story of the walk you can click on the The Blog archive or just use the map above in order to navigate between posts.

If you just want to get a general idea of the whole thing, you could refer to The Plan, and in case you have any specific questions, make sure to check out my FAQ section.

Another thing you can do is download the Google Earth file. It's fun to use if you're on a computer because it's just so detailed. I have added a lot of information to the daily tracks: things like landmarks, dancing locations, borders, and historical sights.

Or you could just go and read one of my books (in German, Chinese, or Russian).


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a blog post for every single walking day and for many of the resting days as well. I enjoy it a lot, but since it's a lot of work I usually lag behind a bit (by a few days or weeks).

If you want to know how far the walk from Beijing to Bad Nenndorf has come right now, you can go check my Instagram account. I've recently started posting live updates there. My Facebook page is just a copy of Instagram. YouTube is for, well, videos.

Oh, and if you want to ready my ramblings that might or might not have to do with walking, you can check out my Twitter feed. But be warned: having walked through many places ruled by dictators I really don't care for any of them. Or their friends.

Don't forget to check out the animated story of the Longest Way through China: 👉🏼


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