I found some good things in Xingxingxia.
First I found food, then I found a friend. Abdu was a cargo hygiene inspector and a photography enthusiast, and he immediately understood my wish to leave a graffito on the rocks and helped me come up with a can of spray paint.
Yes, that’s right:
We got the cameras and a tall ladder, then we picked out a good piece of rock and I started spraying away while Abdu was in charge of taking pictures.
I think he did an especially great job portraying my strong legs and firm derriere:
Really, an excellent job! Thanks, Abdu!!
I included a video that I dubbed over with the sound of a 10-year-old telling a joke in a restaurant:
The joke is about a German, an American, and a Chinese dude, and it involves a fart in a cave.
The video footage has me using up the black spray paint and then waiting for Abdu to come up with a can of red paint.
When that one is used up as well, the video eventually stops because the memory chip runs of out space.
Abdu didn’t run out of ideas though, so he eventually got me this oil-based paint and a brush to finish the job:
“Walking from Beijing to Bad Nenndorf / Chris Rehage / 2008-9-16 / 我从北京徒步到德国 / 经此留念 / 雷克 / www.thelongestway.com”
I’ll leave a marker in the Google Earth file to point out where to find this.