January 10th, 2019


Got some more therapy today. I actually get it two times a week, but today I remembered to take a photo of the thing itself – the mud. It looks like this: This mud is supposed to have certain healing qualities. It is collected in a certain moor or a marsh, then it is pressed […]

January 9th, 2019

magico porneium

Went and saw my friend, and we played pool again: And since we both sucked at it, we decided to go eat ice-cream instead. And since that was finished rather quickly, we decided to go to the movies. We got some popcorn and some cola: And then we went in and watched one of those […]

January 8th, 2019


I received a helpful email the other day. It was from Benjamin, a dude who had been following my journey for some time. He raised an interesting point: my feet were being strained in a pretty one-sided way in my walking shoes. Benjamin suggested I try to strengthen different muscles by walking barefoot or in […]

January 7th, 2019

a dialogue on the art of swimming

I used to be a swimmer, and not a particularly good one. I only managed to go to a state meet in Kansas once, and I would have surely medaled, had there not been a dozen guys who were faster than me. Either way I liked swimming. I still do. There had been times on […]

January 6th, 2019

look at my knee

I’m thinking about renaming this blog to The Longest Bath. Whenever I’m home on a break I like to hang out in the bath tub. Candles on. An audiobook or some soft music. A glass of cold lemonade. Look at my knee: I’m sexy like that. I also generally eat a lot. I’m not really […]

January 5th, 2019

fun with maps

Today I finally did something I had been wanting to do for about two weeks – I continued retracing my steps on the map of the Silk Road, just like I had done a year earlier: The map had changed a lot by now. There was a long black line on it – the way […]

January 4th, 2019

how to not faint

Someone left a comment saying they wanted to see me happy again. Well, me too. It wasn’t that I was sad all the time. But I definitely felt a lot of stress a lot of the time. For example today. After a brief visit at the dentist, I went back to the hospital where I […]

January 3rd, 2019

mud and kitsch

Got another blood test today: It started to seem like a hobby of mine. Then I went to a place where I was going to get some sort of therapy that involved heat and mud and relaxation: It was awesome: When I woke up again, the sky was doing its best to look colorful: I […]

January 2nd, 2019

a day in 2019

The day came. And the day went. PSA: If you have never read “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, do it now. You can get it as a cheap paperback or as an audiobook, and it is neither too long nor overly hard to comprehend. People love to evoke George Orwell’s “1984” when discussing authoritarian […]

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 1300+ 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 animated video about it 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