October 15th, 2016

sleep, God’s creature, sleep

Got going in the early morning: I was looking at white mountains in the distance: And at a snowy expanse at my side: At one point, I ran into Chalymzhan, who was driving a herd of sheep next to the road: We took a photo together with his horse, a beautiful creature that was not […]

October 14th, 2016

from the suite to the white line

At some point I realized that I was actually staying in what was a suite in this Soviet-style guesthouse. I had a giant bathroom: A room with some couches: And a bedroom: It was easy to imagine a Communist Party bigwig some thirty or forty years ago staying here, enjoying the amenities of the suite. […]

October 13th, 2016

WTF snow?!

When I woke up, I was able to feel the physical dimensions of my skull. So I decided to stay put. After a while I went out and played with some dogs outside: Felt better after that. Then I worked a bit. There was a dragonfly in the room that kept me company, so that […]

October 12th, 2016

just say no

The time-lapse thingy from the night before turned out okay: I got on the road at around eight, and I took a shadow selfie when I did: …which was later outdone by a bunch of people on social media. It seems as though almost everybody is better at this than I am. It was going […]

October 11th, 2016

board games for pants

Wore my long pants for the first time today: Or rather, I had worn them before, but never when I was walking. But today I thought, yes, it’s cold enough for long pants! Before the edge of town I stopped in a little shop and got some water, and the shop owner gave me a […]

October 10th, 2016

my pink blanket

Today I decided that I needed a blanket. Because what if I ended up in a situation where I had to camp or sleep in a cold room? I only had a summer sleeping bag with me, and I wanted a blanket badly. So I walked around town looking for the local bazaar. I found […]

October 9th, 2016

climax without

Enjoyed staying in today. Looked out the window and saw a backyard: With a truck in it: Replied to some emails, wrote some stuff, sorted some photos: And I put almost all of my clothes into the washing machine in the basement: Then I went out to look for some food, eventually ending up in […]

October 8th, 2016

leap of elegance

Woke up with a sore back and left the hotel. Everyone was still asleep, and the place had a sort of classy feel to it: Then I made my way through the border: I can’t show you any photos of the border controls, because they don’t like being photographed or filmed there. I can only […]

October 7th, 2016

the operator

Woke up in my tiny room: Or the hole as I liked to call it. Then I said good-bye to the friendly ladies who worked at the hotel and stepped out of its main entrance: I was relieved to be outside again. The air was fresh, and there were people around: This was going to […]

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.