April 16th, 2017

West Wing

Easter Sunday. I was home with my dad, watching The West Wing: This is a TV show from the early 2000s where people basically just walk around in the corridors of the White House, shooting witty lines of dialogue at each other. It’s great, but given the current political situation it’s also pretty sad. I […]

April 15th, 2017

TLW – Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan

Stayed inside and worked on my video some more: And here it is: The Longest Way – Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan. It’s supposed to give you an idea of what it was like the last half year or so, walking from China to Samarkand.

April 14th, 2017

Turkish food

Had some Turkish food in Hamburg: It was delicious. Too much, but delicious. Then I got on a train home. Maybe Turkey was going to be full of delicious food? I had been there before, but not very consciously. Sometimes developing a wish needs time. Turkey was high on my wishlist now, a place that […]

April 13th, 2017

paper which has been seen

Got up very early today and hopped on a train: I had to go north if I wanted to get a visa for Iran: So I went to Hamburg, and when I got there, it felt a bit like home: It was just like in many of the other places where I had lived for […]

April 12th, 2017

counting dough

Started to prepare for my return to Central Asia. And for that, I needed money. So I counted what I already had: I had some Euros, Uzbek Som, Kyrgyz Som, Kazakh Tenge, Chinese Yuan, American Dollars, and Swiss Franks. But of course it was never enough.

April 11th, 2017

Book Slap

Another day, another walk with Feivel: And finally, time to write a new review on my travel book blog: I was still tired.

April 10th, 2017

bircher muesli

Rarely have I felt this tired in my life. I got up and had several bowls of bircher muesli: Then I got on a train home. And when I was home, I went out with Feivel, the dog: It didn’t feel as though this tired feeling would ever go away.

April 9th, 2017

speaking in Aachen & in Düsseldorf

Today was going to be tough. Two presentations in one day. I got up at six thirty. Then I had breakfast. Then I hopped on a train to Aachen. My first presentation was to take place in a movie theater: The thing about movie theaters is this: most of them are not designed for public […]

April 8th, 2017

I don’t like the Antifa

Another day off. Time to update the blog. Time to upload some high res pictures of the presentations to a flickr account I made. Time to read a book. Time to think. I thought about whether I thought it was okay to punch a nazi or not. You know, with the things going on in […]

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.