February 23rd, 2017

speaking in Aarau

Came to a place called Aarau today. It turned out to be great: For many reasons.

February 22nd, 2017

speaking in Liestal

Came to this small place called Liestal today. I was having a rather bad day (mainly because I had failed to go swimming that morning), but when I got there and started my presentation I found out that the people in the audience were super fun: Even more fun than usual. Thank you, Liestal!

February 21st, 2017

speaking in Basel

Came to Basel today. I don’t know why, but I felt a bit dizzy through the first part of the presentation. The second half went better though: Hope nobody noticed anything.

February 20th, 2017

tons of cheese

Took a walk around town today. Took a swim. Took a ride down a water slide. It was my free day, and it was good: In the evening, I was invited to a meal of raclette, a Swiss dish that involves tons and tons of cheese: “We rarely ever eat this”, my Swiss friends told […]

February 19th, 2017

speaking in Nottwil

Sunday is a good day for presentations. Most people have a day off, which makes them feel relaxed, and presentations start in the afternoon as opposed to in the evening. Today I came to a small town called Nottwil, to a clinic for paraplegics. The presentation went well: Someone was asking about the lighting of […]

February 18th, 2017

speaking in Thun

Today I went to a place far, far away. It was called Thun. I had to cross a mountain to get there. Serpentine roads. Got a little carsick even though I was the one doing the driving. But when I got there, I received this great gift: I had met the author Fritz Roth the […]

February 17th, 2017

speaking in Münsingen

Came to a small town called Münsingen today. Felt a bit worried because I had spoken for so long the night before. Didn’t want that to happen again. And what do you know? I managed to stay right within the time limit! Great success.

February 16th, 2017

speaking in Bern again

So I came back to Bern for another presentation. It was fun, maybe even a little bit too much fun: …the show ended up being almost thirty minutes longer than I had planned. Feeling sorry for everyone who had stayed up late with me, I vowed to get this issue under control. No more going […]

February 15th, 2017

speaking in Solothurn

My travelogues were still selling way faster than my coffeetable books, so we came up with a plan to change this: Advertisement! Having eventually lost track of how many books we sold, I am not sure whether the plan worked or not. The presentation was fun, though: It’s hard to concentrate sometimes when there are […]

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 400+ 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 did return to The Longest Way in 2010 and in 2012, and I made another video about it.

And I do have some social media accounts:

YouTube - I post often when I am on the road and not so often when I am at home.
Twitter - I tend to focus on China here.
Facebook - I try to post once a day, mostly things from the road.
Instagram - not sure what I am doing with this.