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December 29th, 2023


This post is about being home after The Longest Way. I celebrate Christmas, take walks, and lose my hearing. I don’t know what to say. After all these years, I have finally arrived at home, and The Longest Way has reached its conclusion. The Caboose is in the car port. We’re no strangers to love, […]

December 14th, 2023

the cut

This post is about getting a haircut after seven years of being on the road. Not much else to say, really. One day of rest. One day to hang out with my brother Ruben. I took a long, hot shower. Put on some clean clothes. Had some food. Took some more pictures. Sat around. Talked. […]

December 12th, 2023

the last day

This post is about a 11km walk from Kreuzbuche to Bad Nenndorf. I walk through the Deister forest, and I finally make it home. I wake up in my last camping spot on The Longest Way. It is located at an intersection in the middle of the forest called Kreuzbuche (beech of the cross). There […]

December 11th, 2023

take me

This post is about a 19km walk from Springe to Kreuzbuche. I walk through wind and sleet into the Deister. Then there is fog. I woke up in a warm room with my stuff laid out to dry on the floor. Packed up. Had some food. And then I loaded up the Caboose. Just like […]

December 10th, 2023

street sign with a name

This post is about a 25km walk from Hameln to Springe. I walk along a busy road and see a sign with the name Bad Nenndorf on it. I had stayed in a guesthouse on the riverbanks. It belonged to a local fishing club, and the room was cold, but it was good enough. no […]

December 9th, 2023

late to the party

This post is about a 25km walk from Bodenwerder to Hameln. I pass by the Bückeberg, site of the Reich Harvest Thanksgiving Festival. It was my plan to walk the last bit of the way home to Bad Nenndorf via the Deister, a range of forested hills. This was important to me for two reasons: […]

December 8th, 2023

one more resting day

This post is about a day of rest in Bodenwerder. I stay in an old guesthouse and mostly just pet the cat, Smoki. The night before I had somehow made it back down from the monastery, in spite of the icy roads. There was a café at the foot of the hill. The door was […]

December 7th, 2023

dark ice

This post is about a 21km walk from Amelungsborn to Bodenwerder. I walk through a forest, and I arrive at a dark monastery. There was no one at Amelungsborn Abbey. The night before I had called a number and a voice on the phone had told me how to get to the key to the […]

December 6th, 2023

Michael Holzach

This post is about a 25km walk from Holzminden to Amelungsborn. I visit Michael Holzach’s grave and give another TV interview. I remember telling you about the meaning of December 6th a long time ago as I was walking through China. In Germany, it was the day of Saint Nicholas. Kids were supposed to clean […]

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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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