November 11th, 2017

Little Castle

I had about a week left before my next presentation, so I decided to take a train to Luxembourg and stay there for a few days: Luxembourg. One of the smallest countries on the planet. I had walked through it once, on my summer stroll from Paris to Bad Nenndorf in 2003: And now I […]

November 10th, 2017

Speaking In Darmstadt

First time in my life that I got to wear my hair in a pony tail: I somehow ended up looking like a jerk, though. So I decided to let my hair loose and put on my Beavis & Butt-head shirt, then I went to the venue to give my first TLW-presentation of this season: […]

November 9th, 2017

the tenth day

November 9th. Again. It felt as if I had just started walking yesterday, and not ten years earlier, on the morning of my 26th birthday. One of my best birthdays ever. And last year? I had started this leg of the walk when I was 34. I had walked through Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan for a […]

November 8th, 2017

a lion called Fyodor Mikhailovich

Went to the doctor today. You’re supposed to get your skin checked out by a dermatologist every other year or so. So I did that: Then I went to the dentist to have them check out the filling I had gotten in Kyrgyzstan two months earlier. They said it looked pretty, and that it was […]

November 7th, 2017

about Wonder Woman

So I was home. Time to do some laundry (not only my sleeping bag was in dire need of a wash), time to open some unread mail, time to start worrying about doing my taxes. Time to catch up on the blog: I was almost a month behind, and it didn’t feel right. Okay, maybe […]

November 6th, 2017

words to live by

I had been dreading this day. I was going to have to: fly to Dubai overnight, wait there for a few hours, then fly to Frankfurt, wait for another few hours, then finally take a train to my home town. And the worst thing: I was going to leave Taiwan. There were so many things […]

November 5th, 2017

play day reprise

Last day in Taiwan, and I woke up in the city of Yilan. We went to a bookstore in a large shopping mall: And since we had some time left before our book salon, we went to play air hockey in this place: Now those of you who have been with me from the start […]

November 4th, 2017

where is the West?

When we were getting ready to go to our book salon venue in Taitung, I noticed a sign next to a door – “eating stinky tofu inside is prohibited”: Both China and Taiwan have this thing called stinky tofu. Think of it as an equivalent to a Roquefort or some other smelly blue cheese. It […]

November 3rd, 2017

the I see you tree

Again another book thing, another city, another train ride. We skipped breakfast and got biandang instead. A biandang is a boxed dish that looks sort of like this one: They are surprisingly tasty, these dishes: So tasty in fact that there is a joke in Taiwan about how the railway administration makes more money from […]

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