March 24th, 2020

ten tips on how to keep a journal

I used to call it a “diary”, until I looked it up and found out it’s not. It’s a journal. According to the internet, a diary is where you take notes of your daily activities. A journal is much more than that. You put your personal thoughts and reflections into a journal. Okay then. A […]

March 7th, 2020

the snapping sound

This is a bit awkward. I was going to return to Turkey at the end of the month and continue walking. That was the plan. And so in order to be fit, I had been taking it easy, trying to do my exercises and get rest and eat and read and work on my pictures. […]

February 20th, 2020


I have never been particularly good at waiting, even after all this time. But I try. I spend a lot of my time editing my photos. I read. I go for walks. I play with the cat. I watch tv shows and movies. I find out that Bojack Horseman gets good once you’re ready to […]

January 29th, 2020


Where did you come from? When were you born? Who are your folks? And what are you looking for? How the hell are you so black that you look just like a blob? And – I really want to know – why are you in my seat all the time?

January 9th, 2020

the Hanover smile

I’m home, taking care of a few things. The Caboose is waiting for me in Turkey, and sometimes I can hear her call. What can I do but softly whisper back, telling her to wait just a bit longer, just until the end of March. She says she understands. But she keeps on calling. Meanwhile, […]

December 1st, 2019

until then

I’m staying in Batumi, in an old apartment that has been turned into a hostel. The walls are almost twice as high as a person, and they are covered in wood panels. I mostly stay put on a couch, reading, having trail mix and tea, playing Mario Kart, listening to the sound of heavy rainfall […]

November 30th, 2019

riding the bus is harder than walking

Everything happens so quickly. The bus door opens and closes, the engines start humming, then a stream of familiar places rushes by outside of the window. Sometimes I think of a person whom I’ve met here or there, or of a cat or a dog. Every time we go through a tunnel I find myself […]

November 29th, 2019

forty million and two dreams

I wake up late, and when I do, I remember my dreams. There were two. The first was about me arriving at my home on my final day of walking. There was a sense of relief that I had made it, but there was also a sense of panic that I had forgotten something. The […]

November 28th, 2019

there comes a lion

I spend my day doing something I dread: I plan things. I plan Georgia, Germany, Christmas, New Year’s, storage facilities, train tickets, plane rides, doctor’s appointments, etc. etc. In the evening, when my head is about to explode, I have dinner topped off with sütlac, then I get on a minibus to Atakum. A friend […]

What’s up

Hey everyone!

if you want to read up on the walk, you can click on Blog or just use the map above in order to navigate between posts. All entries are on there, starting with the first 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 FAQ section (in three languages).

Another thing you can do is download the Google Earth file. It is split into daily tracks and shows some landmarks and some photographs.

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


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Meanwhile, I have returned to The Longest Way. Here's a little animated video about the way so far:

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


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