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Oh yeah, I’m finally doing what I had originally set out to do: walk!

The last three days had seen me looking outside my window like a sick dog (time can what time doesnt) – but today I packed up, went out, and walked down that road I had been staring at for so long:

Xianyang street


Okay well, with almost all cuticle shred off from my feet due to that vicious treatment a week ago (lounge and destroy), I felt like today’s joy was really more of a mental than of a physical nature:


But still I somehow managed to cover a decent distance, and I even came across a historical relic on the way:

burial mound

To be totally honest I’m not so sure about what exactly this is, but I am led to believe that it could be a burial mound from Imperial China, much like the one I’ve seen earlier (old friends better than marry warriors).

Whatever, it might as well have been the world’s largest molehill for all I care – I was so happy to be back on the road anyways!

So many interesting people to look at:

cigarette dude

So much concrete winding through the countryside, waiting for me to gently put down one foot, and then the other one:


…and then the first foot again, and then the other one…

My original plan was to walk all the way to Liquan ็คผๆณ‰, but when I asked this friendly old farmer about his expert opinion, he just laughed:

old guy

He told me to forget about Liquan for today and just settle in at itsy-bitsy Dianzhang instead:


And I did just that.

And you wanna know another thing? Two dudes at the place where I just had dinner told me that this particular Dianzhang used to be the very first stop on the Silk Road coming from Xi’an. Magic!

There’s really nothing to look at here, though.

But so much to be imagined…

  • cae

    good to see u on your way again. =) ๅŠ ๆฒน!!


  • Basti

    Fett Alter…ich hatte erst die Überschrift gelesen und schon Pantera am laufen. So is besser^^
    Also Rocker, evtl bis bald im chat! WALK


  • Elena

    Hey, das Bild von dem Farmer gefällt mir sehr gut ;)….. big up and good luck on your way!!!


  • aegi

    hab dich neulich irgendwo (in der frankfurter?) entdeckt. Bewunder, bewunder! werd dich mal n bisschen verfolgen. Solche Bilder aus china sieht man so schnell nicht wieder. Muss man sich sorgen wegen tibet machen? darf man das überhaupt fragen?
    ich seh dir zu – schon deine füße


  • jule

    ja klasse!! freu mich für dich, dass du endlich weiter gehen kannst, von deinem hotelzimmer dasein befreit und wieder guter dinge bist.
    für mich freu ich mich auch; auf die neuen berichte! ๐Ÿ™‚
    also alles gute für deine 'magische' weiterreise…


  • andy

    my suggestion for you:
    Willie Nelson – "On the road again"
    …schön, Dich wieder lachen zu sehen!!!
    Viele Grüße von
    andy ;o))


  • Jasper

    Hi Christoph! Ich bin froh dass du wieder auf dem Weg bist! Gute Weiterreise und ich freue mich schon auf die neuen Berichte!

    Viele Grüße,


    Ps. C'est vraiment rigolo tous ces gens qui te connaissent par les journeaux! Bientôt j'aurai un grand cousin célèbre ๐Ÿ˜› Bonne chance!


  • penghg

    Wow, so many comments in Germa that I can't understand.

    ๆˆ‘ๅˆšๆ‰ๅ‘็Žฐไฝ ๅ›žๅŒ—ไบฌๆ‰€ๅŽป็š„“็ขงๅ…ดๅ›ญ”็ฆปๆˆ‘ไฝ็š„“็ฝ—ๅบ„”ๅฆ‚ๆญค่ฟ‘…

    ๅŠ ๆฒน๏ผ


  • Christoph

    cae: Thx
    Basti: Dä-dädädä dädädä dädädä!
    Elena: Danke, Glück kann ich immer gebrauchen!
    aegi: Lieber nicht so viel fragen. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    jule: Die Freude ist ganz meinerseits!
    andy: Ha, muss ich mal hören.
    Jasper: C'est marrant, non?
    penghg: ็ขงๅ…ดๅ›ญๅฐฑๅฑžไบŽ็ฝ—ๅบ„่ฅฟ้‡Œ๏ผ
    Maggie: Blur – "Song 2"


  • Joshua

    Silk Road Enguage!


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