Monthly Archives: April 2008

Scandinavia

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Waking up that morning in the tent was horrible: By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.Learn more Load video Always unblock YouTube I decided to go back to sleep and wait for the rain to stop. After a while a group of farmers appeared: They gave me some bread to chew on […]


can danger be a middle name?

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I’m not much of an Alpinist. That being said, I didn’t really like the large mountain range that lay ahead on the map… But hey, what you gonna do? Like before, the answer was: Walk: …through little settlements to stock up on supplies: …through the slopes that spiral up and down the mountain side: …breathe […]


Azzurro

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There’s a small mausoleum near Anguo: The main building holds the body of a Muslim missionary who had lived in this area about 800 years ago: Interesting. One thing that the caretaker said later over a cup of tea made me think though: he said when the mob was destroying the mausoleum back then, it […]


the clouds in the air and the nights down here

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Finally, I got back on old highway 312 today: I had figured that with seven days of rest in Pingliang, my feet would have healed up perfectly, and walking would go like a charm. Well – I was wrong. I come to think fixing the shoes might have been a mistake. It hurts more than […]


other lives – Keke

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Talking about oneself can get pretty tiring… You guys remember Keke – a mountain left) – how about we take a look at her life for a change? No, this is not her, it’s one of the things she sees on her way to the calligraphy class she takes once a week: Her teacher Lin […]


a mountain left

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There was still a mountain left to climb. Me and my friend from destiny (judging covers) decided to go together: …and along came Keke 珂珂: Almost five years old; a very smart kid. And even though she snickered at my blue slippers… …still, we became buddies right away: The mountain is called Kongtongshan 崆峒山, by […]


yellow bags and the Internet

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See this person’s yellow bag in the picture? I’m led to believe that, whatever is in there, it’s probably among the most important possessions that this person has. Assuming that we all have our own yellow bags – what’s in mine then? … I went to the post office today: Just to send picture postcards? […]


judging covers

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“You’ve never actually been to a place until you’ve walked there.” “It is only these two feet that can really open up spaces.” “Walking leads to exploration; and exploration leads to knowledge.” “Nobody understands anything and everyone is foolish but me!” “I am deep.” You know I’m going to say these things once I get […]


I am the fool

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My attempt at an April Fool’s joke was a day too late, and nobody seemed to fall for it anyway. Instead, they saw right through all those petty lies… “Inner peace? Chris? WTF??” …or so they would say. I am still working on my weird beard video. My special thanks goes out to The Kingpins […]


inner peace – no more walking

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Almost 2000km, some fantastic 5 months – and now I’m not going to walk anymore. All you guys have been so supportive and so kind, thank you! So many friends I’ve made on the road and so many on the Internet. …but now I am not going to walk anymore. It’s not only that my […]