September 14th, 2018

the process of leaving

Today was the day that I finally left Baku. After more than two weeks spent hanging out and exploring, after a lot of good food, after a trip to Kazakhstan and intense feelings of loneliness, I was now ready to leave. It felt right. So I walked out of the hotel gates, and I turned […]

September 13th, 2018


The day before, when I went out to get the new thermos, I also got these plastic boxes that I wanted to use to bring some order to the inside of the Caboose: Oh, and here is the thermos, green and shiny: I was told my postal package had finally arrived, so I went downtown […]

September 12th, 2018

where are you and where am I

Remember a while ago I told you that I suspected one of my thermos flasks to be broken? Well, it seemed as though it was true. I didn’t understand why, but the thing had started to become hot on the outside after I poured hot water into it, and then the water inside quickly cooled […]

September 11th, 2018

friend from another place

I was told by DHL that my package had long reached the border of Azerbaijan, but apparently it was unclear where exactly it was right now. So all I could do was wait. In the morning I went to a café and had semolina porridge, which is one of the most awesome things in the […]

September 10th, 2018

shades incoming

Being back in Baku didn’t mean grabbing the Caboose to waltz out of town right away. I was waiting for a postal package from Germany: new hard drive, new SD-card, new microphone, sunglasses. Wait, sunglasses? Yes. I hated everyone who wore shades (especially the reflective kind), but deep inside I knew I was just being […]

September 9th, 2018


Last day, last bowl of noodle soup: Ever the connoisseur of good things, I had acquired a bottle of the V: I was going to drink some of it on the beach before my flight, but when I sat down to have my noodle soup, I was still sober. This was when she appeared: She […]

September 8th, 2018

no ferry for bearded men

I had wanted to take the ferry back to Baku, but it turned out to be too much of a hassle. One problem was that ships didn’t leave from Aktau but from some town about an hour away. Also, there was no ticket office. You called someone who knew someone, and they told you where […]

September 7th, 2018

the watch is dead long live the watch

Remember I told you about my trusted Garmin 910XT gps-watch that I have been using for six years now? I should say had. Had been using. Used to use. For today, on September 7th 2018, the watch finally died. It had been showing some signs of stress for a while now. Sometimes it would not […]

September 6th, 2018

the whisper

I was still waiting for my visa for Azerbaijan. And I was still in Aktau. I didn’t feel very sad or lonely anymore, though. Maybe a little, just a little. Anyway, I went out to the beach today: Rolled out my trusted bamboo mat, looked at the waves of the Caspian Sea, remembered a time […]

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