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May 17th, 2023

the safest nuclear power plant ever

This post is about a 20km walk from Pischelsdorf to Traismauer. I pass the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant in the rain. 16000km. I had originally wanted to get a costume for the dance. I figured it would be the last one on The Longest Way, and I wanted to dress up as a T-Rex, a […]

May 16th, 2023


This post is about a 30km walk from Korneuburg to Pischelsdorf. It’s hard to find a place to sleep and I end up crossing the 16,000km mark. I woke up at four when I was still dark, then again at five when the sky started to turn to a lighter shade of black. When I […]

May 15th, 2023

social housing

This post is about a 17km walk from Vienna to Korneuburg. It takes me a while to leave my dad’s apartment. Then I’m back near the Danube. When I woke up at around seven in the morning, my dad had already left for work. I brushed my teeth, did my exercises, and made some tea. […]

May 14th, 2023

bye Brad

This post is about saying goodbye to Brad in Vienna. I spend a few quiet days with my dad, and I sit on the balcony a lot. And, just like that, Brad was gone. It was only a short ride to the airport, a short walk to the security check, and then a short goodbye. […]

May 4th, 2023

death and the maiden

This post is about a day at the Belvedere in Vienna. We see The Kiss and Napoleon Crossing the Alps, and I see Death and the Maiden. It was Brad’s last day, and there were two things left for her to do. Firstly, she wanted to see Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss”, and secondly, she wanted […]

May 3rd, 2023

Before Sunrise

This post is about a day spent tracking down different scenes from Before Sunrise in Vienna. A good way to explore the city. Brad wanted to go and see some more places from Before Sunrise. I remembered watching that movie and hating it, but her enthusiasm felt so genuine, it was somehow contagious. don’t leave […]

April 30th, 2023

Russia = terrorist state

This post is about an exhibition of Russia as a terrorist state in Vienna. It’s also about a coffee house and the Plague Column. We started out by going to the Sunday High Mass in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and it was awesome. They didn’t just do some sermons and some singing and a little bit […]

April 29th, 2023

return of the Kantian

This post is about a walk around Schönbrunn with the Kantian and Brad. We also see the defaced Karl Lueger monument. I hadn’t seen the Kantian in more than a year. Luckily, he had relocated out of Turkey, and he had come to Vienna for a visit. Brad and I rushed downtown to meet him. […]

April 27th, 2023

azadi means freedom

This post is about a visit to the VIDC panel on women’s rights in Iran and Afghanistan. We also visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral. We were staying at my dad’s place, and Brad’s ticket home to Georgia was on the fifth. So there was still some time left to hang out in Vienna. cathedrals After two […]

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is about my attempt to walk from Beijing to my home in Bad Nenndorf in Germany. If you want to read up on the story of the walk you can click on the The Blog archive or just use the map above in order to navigate between posts.

If you just want to get a general idea of 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.

Another thing you can do is download the Google Earth file. It's fun to use if you're on a computer because it's just so detailed. I have added a lot of information to the daily tracks: things like landmarks, dancing locations, borders, and historical sights.

Or you could just go and read one of my books (in German, Chinese, or Russian).


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a blog post for every single walking day and for many of the resting days as well. I enjoy it a lot, but since it's a lot of work I usually lag behind a bit (by a few days or weeks).

If you want to know how far the walk from Beijing to Bad Nenndorf has come right now, you can go check my Instagram account. I've recently started posting live updates there. My Facebook page is just a copy of Instagram. YouTube is for, well, videos.

Oh, and if you want to ready my ramblings that might or might not have to do with walking, you can check out my Twitter feed. But be warned: having walked through many places ruled by dictators I really don't care for any of them. Or their friends.

Don't forget to check out the animated story of the Longest Way through China: 👉🏼


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