February 20th, 2018


My appointment was today, so I went back to the city: Hanover has always been confusing to me. I’m from the countryside, so this cluster of 500,000 people used to be synonymous with “big city” in my eyes. And even today, after all these years and after having lived in Beijing (which is easily twenty […]

February 19th, 2018


Went to the city today to ask for an appointment with my orthopaedist. Normally I would have just called him on the phone, but there seemed to be no way to get through. One time his receptionist had told me that they got up to three hundred calls an hour. She had shrugged, and I […]

February 18th, 2018

autumn leaf

Took a little walk in the forest today. My foot didn’t feel right. Again. Or still. I had no idea anymore. So I decided to schedule another appointment with the orthopaedist, show him my new inlays, tell him about the weakness in my right leg, ask him what he thinks. The air was cool and […]

February 17th, 2018

worth it

I was supposed to write an article for a magazine. And I did. I wrote and I wrote. I watched pixels form on my computer screen. I assembled them to letters and punctuation marks. I moved them. I deleted them. I pondered over them. I mulled and I reconsidered. Then I went out to buy […]

February 16th, 2018

one way to make a Moscow Mule

I used to not drink alcohol. Then I took up walking. Then I stopped walking. And then, not long after that, I figured that I needed something new in my life. Hello, White Logic. I still don’t understand wine. Or sparkling wine. I have learned to enjoy a bottle of beer when the sun is […]

February 15th, 2018


Having tested the shoes and the inlays, I felt more confident than a few days earlier. But I wasn’t quite there, yet. It seemed as if I was just taking trains here and there, seeing doctors, worrying about my health. Some goddamned longest way alright. Anyway, I went back to the North today. Had to […]

February 14th, 2018

test walk

So I set out from Luxembourg, again: Walking through the city meant that nobody took notice of me, but when I got on the open road, people would stare at me from their car windows: There were no sidewalks. I figured that most people probably stuck to designated hiking trails when they went out for […]

February 13th, 2018

year of the dog

Another stroll through the city. Luxembourg felt as if it was more French than German when you looked at its streets: But it felt more German than French when you heard its people speak. Sure, there is French everywhere. But Luxembourgish, the original language, sounds like a German dialect. A very strong one. One time […]

February 12th, 2018

no kidnapping

My feet were weird. The right one didn’t hurt where the problem was, but there was an overall wobbliness to it. As if it was weak, or as if it was just learning to walk. Hard to describe. The left one was bad at the heel, but it was just a blister that had gone […]

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