October 10th, 2021

the diagnosis

This is a post about how I was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and what I think it means for me – and for the walk. When I got on a flight to Frankfurt at the beginning of June, I felt happy and scared at once. Happy, because I was hoping to finally get vaccinated […]

October 4th, 2021


We all refer to each other using different names. My German friends call me Christoph. In English I usually introduce myself as Chris. Over in China some people know me as Leike, or rather: Laolei. And I like to imagine that my cats refer to me as The Fun-Thing™. Lately I seem to have acquired […]

October 2nd, 2021

Strudel and Misha

When I was about to return to Tbilisi from Frankfurt, I felt nervous. Would my luggage be overweight? Had I forgotten anything important? Would I be able to catch my connecting flight? And, most importantly: would the cats still recognize me? A friend had been taking care of the apartment and of the cats for […]

September 10th, 2021

sponge relief

When Babua finally decided that it was time to go I mustered all my strength. and then I gently placed him in his carrying case. We took a taxi to the vet. It was a warm day, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The vet, noticing that it was a bit difficult for […]

May 1st, 2021

Babua came to live

This is Babua. He is an old cat from the yard where I used to live. His body is black and skinny, his head is massive, and his eyes always look as if he’s angry. He got this name in February. Being a yard cat means that nobody knows exactly how old he is, but […]

December 18th, 2020

I look like shit because…

It’s mid-December 2020, and Christmas is approaching. I’m still in Tbilisi, trying not to get a Covid infection. After doing alright during the beginning of the pandemic, Georgia looks pretty bad now. Oh, and the stupid Coke-museum remains nowhere to be found. Sometimes I look at what other travelers are doing on the interwebs, and […]

July 24th, 2020

okay okay

Finding people to adopt cats in Tbilisi has been difficult. There are just so many street cats here. Coco and Toto want to have a home, though. I have tried asking around, and I have tried posting on Facebook. There are specialized groups for this kind of thing. When a few people responded to my […]

June 16th, 2020

my first friend Huihui and the Sea

I met Huihui on the fourth day of my walk, about eighty kilometers from Beijing. I was very shy and insecure about my project at that time, and I didn’t know what to expect from people. So when this stranger on his bicycle showed up next to me and started asking me questions (where are […]

June 8th, 2020

Bye Bobona

Today Bobo was extra nice. He sat on my shoulder while I was making breakfast, then he came to sit on my lap, purring until he fell asleep. Meanwhile, his siblings and his mom had gone outside and found a place on top of one of the neighboring roofs. When I finally went out and […]

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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