January 23rd, 2018

Walk well, Teacher Xie

This is Teacher Xie (谢老师, Xie Jianguang, 谢建光, The Biggest Fool Under The Sun, 天下第一疯) in a video from five years ago: At that point, he had been walking through China for thirty years. He walked until today, when he found his final resting place. I cut his page from my book so I could […]

January 22nd, 2018

the cover poll

We decided to publish a revamped, extended edition of my coffee table book “China zu Fuß”. New photos, a new chapter about the last leg of my walk through China in 2010 and 2012, and an all new layout! We couldn’t decide on a cover, though: In the end I made a poll on Twitter. […]

January 21st, 2018

the creepy joke

Made it to season three of “Friends”, and I still don’t like it. But it’s interesting to see how much society has changed over the last two decades. There is one episode in the first season where they’re playing poker. Joey throws down his cards, saying: “I fold like a cheap hooker who got hit […]

January 20th, 2018


There are many things to be said about walking, and many of them have been said by others. Though not by me. Walking belongs to us like our ability to speak or manipulate things with our hands. Our ancestors used their feet to get around, and when they did, most of the time they were […]

January 19th, 2018

can I smash them?

I’m not supposed to move around too much, but I can still go to the grocery store and stuff like that. So today I went and picked up some pizza and some mixed nuts, and while I was there I looked at the candy section for a long time: Have you ever had this feeling […]

January 18th, 2018

old books better than new friends

I like to listen to podcasts or watch TV while I’m working on my photos. Recently I have picked up the 90s classic sitcom “Friends”, which I had never watched before because I had always considered it to be annoying. Well, judging from the first season, I wasn’t wrong. There were exactly two strong moments […]

January 17th, 2018

blue to white

Time to go back to the north and wait. My shoes would be sent to me together with the new inlays. I was supposed to rest anyway, though I wasn’t sure for exactly how long. Until the pain went away? When I left the house, the sky was blue: When the train started moving, there […]

January 16th, 2018

take me back

Went back to pick up the new inlays today: They weren’t ready, though. Or rather, my new inlays were ready, but we discovered some problem with my shoes (I had recently replaced both my pairs of hiking shoes with new ones). So we decided that they needed some work with this mechanical device: Later in […]

January 15th, 2018

I’ll never be sorry

Monday. Time to get rid of my old inlays and exchange them for a new pair: But first, some more measurements needed to be taken: The inlays themselves were handmade, but the process of determining their ideal shape seemed to be quite sophisticated: I was going to go back the next day and pick up […]

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