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I told you it had been pretty hot the last two days, and also that I was staying in a hotel with no heating last night.

Because it had been so hot.

Well, it wasn’t so hot at all when I woke up and stepped outside to have a look:

food stall in the snow

Not that bad?

Okay, how about this one:

snow

Or another accident testimonial:

accident

Landscapes went back to their usual white & gray combinations:

power lines

It felt kind of hopeless, and I somehow got water in my shoes, too:

wet road

Once I stopped at a gas station and asked if I could sit down for a while and have some of the chocolate and ice-tea I was carrying:

gas station

Well, when I woke up again more than an hour had gone by, and the folks from the gas station were looking at me.

They were obviously wondering what the hell was going on.

I explained that I was on a walk to Xi’an 西安, then I shouldered my backpack and got back on the highway:

road

After a brief interlude that made me realize that I must have had something bad to eat earlier that day, I was very happy to arrive in what has been called “civilization” earlier:

street in Weinan

You know those banners that marathon-runners break through once they get to the finish line?

Well today I had one of those banners too, I think:

red banner

I didn’t break through it though, because it was too high and I was too tired, and there was nobody to welcome me either.

But anyways I was very very happy to arrive in a safe haven after all this mess today.

A haven nice and warm, complete with linen and porcelain.



  • debbie

    还在下雪 。。。好冷。

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  • jule

    auch wenn an deinem banner niemand stand um dich willkommen zu heißen, gibt es doch sehr viele auf der ganzen welt die irgendwie dabei waren. 🙂
    wenn man nicht denn mut hat eine solche zwei jährige reise zu machen, gibst du einem hier die chance ein bischen daran teilzuhaben.
    alles gute weiterhin!

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  • Juergen

    …auch wenn im Zieleinlauf Niemand applaudierte, wir tun es in BN. J.

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  • joerg

    … die Frage ist nur, wo in Bad Nenndorf können wir solch ein riesiges Banner für den Zieleinlauf aufstellen…

    vielleicht könnte man ja die Autobahn sperren…

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  • Wanda

    I'm glad you made it back to linen and porcelain! Rest well, Christoph.

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  • Marvin

    CHRISTOPH,
    SORRY I HAVEN'T CHECKED IN ON YOU IN AWHILE. THOUGHT I'D GIVE YOU A SHOT OF NOSTALGIA WITH THE CAPS. Ha, Ha! See you can teach an old dog new tricks.
    You are still in my thoughts everyday and I will have a "fathers worry" about you until you get home safe and sound.
    I should have warned you about sleeping in gas stations full of strangers if your a tall German. You'll get staired at everytime.
    I'm in the exciting city of St. Louis, Mo. However I didn't walk here, I got here the old fashioned way by flying. Take care and as my beautiful wife says rest well!!!!

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  • Fiona

    Weird! I left msg. last night, disappeared. :s try again..

    anyway, 真应该给你一个大大的奖状。。

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  • heide

    Hallo Chrostoph,
    habe von Ihrem Vorhaben heute in der Stuttgarter Zeitung gelesen (samt Foto), und bin begeistert nicht nur von Ihnen sondern auch von der Möglichkeit, Sie auf diesem Weg begleiten zu können.
    Viel Mut weiterhin!
    Heide

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  • Christoph

    Debbie: 冻了一天,然后就又暖和起来了。。。
    jule: Danke.
    Juergen: Beeile mich weiterhin. 🙂
    joerg: Hahaha, gute Idee, dann verteilt sich auch mein Gestank besser!
    Wanda & Marvin: Thank you guys for everything, I could really use a Boston Creme Donut sometimes, hehehe…
    Fiona: I have to approve for messages to appear here. 奖状会让我不好意思哦!
    heide: Danke.

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