May 17th, 2018


Today was going to be a big day. First of all, it was the beginning of Ramadan, the month of fasting in Islam: people wouldn’t eat or drink as long as the sun was up. As I understood it, in Iran this was a mandatory thing for all able-bodied adult Muslims (who weren’t currently doing […]

May 16th, 2018

stay longer

I generally don’t like walking in the rain. Not for long periods of time, at least. So this morning, when I looked out the window and saw that the weather app had been right, that the weather was indeed going to be shitty all day, I decided to say fuck it and stay in. The […]

May 15th, 2018

the road I would take

Day off. Went to a supermarket. Looked at stuff. Shampoo. Rope. Pickles. Seasoning. Diapers. Potato chips. Tea. Chocolate. Pasta. Oil. Tissues. Sanitary pads. Bought these biscuits, mainly because the picture on the label somehow spoke to me: When the day was old and the sun was about to go to bed, I went on top […]

May 14th, 2018

between wheat and rice

I haven’t shown you Hotel Ghaboos, yet. Well, here it is: Hotel Ghaboos right behind the Caboose. Gonbad bid farewell to me with a strange statue of a Dalmatian dog: Then I was on the road: I left the main road after a few kilometers of noise and bad air, which was when I took […]

May 13th, 2018


I needed to wax my shoes. So I went to a shop in the city and obtained the necessary tools: They had sewing machines from China: When I looked at them I felt a sting in my heart. Ever since I had left China almost two years earlier, a part of me had been missing […]

May 12th, 2018

a detour and a sprint

I decided to take a detour. Instead of sticking to the mountains in the South, I would go westwards to Gonbad Kavus and look at an old tower there. This would cost me one walking day, but I liked old towers. Also, there was a hotel in Gonbad that was called Hotel Ghaboos, which sounded […]

May 11th, 2018

lord of the flies

It had been a good night until five thirty in the morning, when a rooster started doing his thing right outside my door. Musa, the father of the family I had been staying with, gave me some bread and some eggs and some tea, and just as I was getting ready to leave, his daughters […]

May 10th, 2018

sleeping goose

When I left the small village of Tangrah, the sky was blue and the scenery was green: I passed little villages… …and tracks that led into the forest: But I always stayed on the main road, and sometimes it looked almost as if I was walking through Germany: But behind me, and behind the Caboose, […]

May 9th, 2018

penis country

I went to a land far, far away today. A land hidden within green hills: A land reachable by a steep and narrow path: A land of penises: This place is called Khalid Nabi, and it is believed to be a pre-Islamic cemetery. A lot of the stones are shaped in a schlongy way, and […]

What’s up

Hey guys!

if you want to read up on the walk, you can click on News or just use the map above in order to navigate between posts. All 900+ entries are on there, starting with the first blog post I ever made.

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

Another thing you can do is download the Google Earth file. It is broken down into daily tracks and shows some landmarks and a vast amount of photographs.

Or you could just go and read one of my books.

Meanwhile, I have returned to The Longest Way. Here's a little video about it:

Oh, and I keep a few social media accounts:

YouTube - I post videos from the road whenever I can
Twitter - Have been using this one a lot lately
Facebook - I mean I have one, but meh
Instagram - Trying to post daily blog updates here