March 17th, 2018

tough teacher

There were a bunch of different teachers at the yoga studio. Some were soft-spoken, others were tough. Some taught us about concepts like stress and “letting go”, others seemed to be more focused on the physical side of our exercise. I have always preferred my teachers to be tough, which is why I was looking […]

March 16th, 2018

second needle

There were going to be three injections over a course of twenty-one days. Having bravely lived through the first one a week earlier, I figured that the second one was going to be easy as pie. It wasn’t. I had put on my Eazy-E shirt for additional support, but even that didn’t help: I wasn’t […]

March 15th, 2018


I don’t know about other yoga studios, but the one I went to was always trying to be a place of tranquility. There was a sign at the door that advised everyone to refrain from talking in the exercise room. Of course that included cellphones, you couldn’t bring those in either, no way. But I […]

March 14th, 2018

the cultural egg

Two weeks to go until Easter, and our local grocery store had already started selling easter eggs. I bought one that was purple: There seemed to be a lot of discussions about “cultural appropriation” and “cultural preservation” these days, both of which I thought were important issues to talk about. For example, smaller languages were […]

March 13th, 2018

incompetent fools

If you want to make friends in Germany, tell people how you have been mistreated by the Deutsche Bahn (German Rail). Literally 100% of all Germans will respond by willingly sharing their own stories of horror and suffering at the hands of the DB with you, and they will accept you as one of their […]

March 12th, 2018


Went to the city a bit earlier today. Had a rewarding conversation that revolved mainly around reality tv and gossip. Many people seem to expect me to have an attitude of aloofness towards these things, but they are wrong. Watching reality tv relaxes me, and gossip is simply the bomb. However, I had to ban […]

March 11th, 2018

hot water

Another Sunday. I figured I’d try to relax and, having tried the red bath salt that was supposed to be good for the joints a few days earlier, I decided to give the blue one a try today: On the packaging it said that it was for “relaxation”, but to me it didn’t feel that […]

March 10th, 2018

the bond

I was still alive. So I slept well, and I ate well, and I read some more Theroux, and I even did something I didn’t like: I replied to a bunch of emails. Then I went to my yoga class: The teacher had us do a bunch of warriors and planks and some contortions of […]

March 9th, 2018

“put it here!”

I was going to get my shot today. So naturally, I hadn’t gotten much sleep the night before. I basically just lay there on my bed, overcome by fear. Of course it wasn’t going to be a particularly dangerous procedure or anything. But I was easily intimidated. So I felt a bit groggy when I […]

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