October 3rd, 2018

ye olde Caravanserai

There were expensive hotels, and there were cheap ones. After a bit of searching I had found an affordable room in an historical building, the old Caravanserai of Sheki: The rooms were a bit run down, but they were spacious, and when it turned out that the shower in my room didn’t work, I got […]

October 2nd, 2018

full of piti

I woke up to the most gentle of morning lights: Fazil was busy doing his accounting: And two gentlemen were busy playing backgammon: Want some piti? Fazil asked me, and he showed me the food he was preparing: Piti is a dish of mutton and vegetables slow-cooked in a little crock. Of course I wanted […]

October 1st, 2018

take my picture!

I woke up in a small room with another piece of classic hotel art on the wall: Someone gave me hot water for my tea, then I left. I was going to reach the historical town of Sheki today, finally. I had been looking forward to it for quite some time. But first there was […]

September 30th, 2018


I woke up in a wet world. The only thing that wasn’t moist was the inside of my tent. I packed up and started walking: There was a myst of morning due that hung in the air… …covering everything in a thin layer of water: It took a while for the sun to cut through […]

September 29th, 2018

wet lands of the forgotten people

When I left the museum/hotel, it seemed as though the whole place was asleep. The season was over, I was told, there were no tourists and almost no visitors. And then something very good happened. If you look at the map, you will see a river that runs from the north to the south, a […]

September 28th, 2018

road to ruins

It was still raining when I left Gebele. Walking around in the drizzle didn’t feel like a big deal, but I didn’t want to get surprised by heavy rains again. Maybe I was making a mistake? But it turned out that even the drizzle stopped after a while, and the road was quiet and friendly: […]

September 27th, 2018

seen by me

With all my wet stuff hanging everywhere, my room had the feel of a limestone cave. This was probably part of the reason why I felt the need to get out. Also, people had been telling me how great Gebele was, real touristic gem etc. So I went outside: It was still raining, though not […]

September 26th, 2018


When I woke up, I was in my tent in the forest: I peaked out and noticed that Mah Fren was there, waiting for me to come out and play: So play we did: Then I started walking, and the road, albeit going up-up-up, was good, and I felt optimistic: There wasn’t much in terms […]

September 25th, 2018


When I left Ismailli in the morning, the sky was saying something along the lines of: “hey dude, check me out, I’m as optimistic as I am blue!” One genuinely weird thing about the whole area was the abundance of castle-like structures. They were everywhere. Ismailli was doing its part for the castilification of Azerbaijan […]

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