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Hey everyone,

it’s been an exciting few days: my TLW-video has been getting more and more views – and we’re up to 100.000 already!
Feels good after all the work I put in, I can tell you that.

For those of you who might be wondering what the hell I look like now, here’s a picture from a place I love:

Paris

…a happy day in February.

I have settled myself in Munich, and my university courses are supposed to start tomorrow. I have to admit that I’m a bit nervous. Guess I’m feeling a bit out of the loop…

Well, gotta do what you gotta do.

I wish you all the best, and may the right choice always be with you!

Cheers from Munich

Chris



  • exse

    Hallo, heute durch den viralen Wahnsinn über dein Video gestolpert. Die letzen 3 Stunden auf deiner Seite verbracht, freut mich, dass es dir wieder besser zu gehen scheint πŸ˜‰ Kann zu dem allen nur eins sagen: Danke!

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  • andy

    Moin Chrischie,

    ich wünsch' Dir'n "rischdisch gud'n" Start morgen/heute!
    Cheers zurürck & liebe Grüße aus Stuttgart vom
    andy

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  • Fernando F.

    your trip looks fantastic. I envy you a lot. Travelling through China is only a dream to me and you did it. I guess you met fantastic people in China.

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  • Steven

    Happy study in Munich!

    The video is excellent !!!!!!!!!

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  • Bas Enzerink

    Good luck with your study man,
    The trip would have been amazing i can imagine!
    One day i will do something simular !

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  • Christoph

    exse: Sehr gerne!
    andy: Danke, dir auch.
    Fernando F.: That's what's best about China – the wonderful people!
    Steven: Glad you like it!
    Bas Enzerik: I wish you all the best for your endeavors!

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  • Orpheus

    Chris,
    i dont know what the hell to say.
    I'm feeling all mixed up inside, i watched your video 10 minutes ago by luck and i suddenly realised something.
    Hey, man, i don't wanna stay in Hellas for the rest of my life! I wanna walk the world! i NEED to!
    but i guess some dreams have to be cooked in the over for much much time!

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  • matthias

    hallo chris,

    habe mir dein video auf youtube schon 4 mal angeschaut. ich finds super genial, hat mir sehr sehr gut gefalle, echt toll.

    herzliche grüße

    matthias

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  • John Crownover

    Wow! Video was excellent and trip looked like it was amazing. Congratulations!

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  • Ricardo

    Chris!
    Hey! Amazing! Great video out there! I have to watch several times to get all the stuff that's happening! but yes! congratulations!

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  • Ivan

    Dearest Christoph… I have to say your video was very inspiring… I looked at it like 10 times allready… (and heard about it yesterday) … Wish there was a way I could comunicate with you, I would really like to hear your story… How u got the idea, how you got the guts… how much money did you spend and on and on… and if you would and have the time and will to write me a mail I would be very grateful.
    Tnx in advance… Ivan

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  • sundoopi

    hallo, chris,

    wüsche dir alles Gute. dein Video gefällt mir.
    η₯δ½ ζ—…途愉快

    sun

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  • Marko

    Christoph, GOOD JOB!!!I believe that was hell of experience, even though you didn't finish your journey like you planed, BUT, you were traveling, you met other culture and people which you would never see if you didn't went on this trip. I admire you, truly!Once again, GOOD JOB!!!

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  • Dijana

    Namaste,

    the video is great…about 2 months ago i've came back from India (travel 5 weeks)..altough i wish i could travel longer because i only see small part of it..but the main thing i want say is that i agree with you about a questioning myself who i was before and who i am now. Travelling does leave an effect on people, definitely you no longer the same..
    alles Gute

    who knows…maybe we even meet somewhere in Munich since my brother works there and i visit him a couple times a year..

    Salut

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  • paul

    i wish i was strong enough to let go and do something like that. great vid.

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  • PoisonedV

    Damn, just saw your video on collegehumor. Seriously inspiring, though I fear I'll never do something that awesome

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  • ShamWerks

    >> "gotta do what you gotta do."

    Futurama quote? πŸ˜‰

    Wish you all the best at the University…

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  • Stephanie

    Christoph,

    I just saw your video, and it was absolutely fascinating. I have always wanted to travel, especially on foot. What an amazing journey it must have been. The things you saw and the people you meet will be with you forever!!

    Haha, Im glad you decided to get rid of the beard and long hair, you're much more handsome clean-shaven!

    I really hope you continue to pursue your dreams. Maybe one day I can have such an amazing adventure πŸ™‚

    Love,
    Steph

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  • Rob

    Hi,
    like so many others i saw your video, and I have to say this looks like it was an amazing adventure, I have just started reading your entries and I believe it will be a new hobby of mine for the next while. Thank you for making the video, I wouldn't have found you site if you hadn't.

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  • μœ€μ΄ˆλ”©

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  • Tom

    very nice and inspiring!

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  • Whitney

    LOVED your video, so inspiring and interesting and your cute! I would looove to do something like that myself- good luck in your future ventures!

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  • Jessi

    i have goosebumps.so, thank you.

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  • Jasper

    Hey Christoph!

    That's a nice update! Good luck back at university! Next year I'll go to university in Paris.. journey, adventure, culture, I can't wait!

    Your proud tall 'petit cousin'

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  • Vytautas

    Very good video, i would really like to see china, so many beutifal places, so many good people… dreams

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  • Salaam

    Hallo aus America!

    Deine Video ist super! Ich liebe es!

    I must say, that is quite the thing to do, especially in an age where people sit around all day. Look forward to seeing where you trek next and the journey as well!

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  • baldinho

    Super Idee, tolles Video. Keep on walking dude! πŸ™‚

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  • julius

    Hat wirklich Spaß gemacht, sich das Video anzuschauen, ist am Ende auch sehr gut geworden.

    Der Trip war bestimmt ein riesiges Erlebnis.

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  • Bruce Murphy

    Astounding video. Just starting on your site. I am embarking on a 1000 km trip in New Zealand in the Fall. Maybe I'm aiming too low.

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  • erika koch

    hey Christoph, gut zu wissen das Du in meiner Geburtsstadt gelandet bist,
    hoffe wir sehen uns eines Tages mal, gib mal Deine Daten bekannt,
    viel Glück wünscht Dir herzlich Tante Erika
    so rasend wie Dein Video, kommt mir mein Leben auch vor ! Sehr schön!!
    was studierst Du ?

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  • Gypsy Alex

    Hey. I just found you via an article on What Hums and wanted to say I love the video. I'll post it on my blog to see. I think it's great and I'll be looking around your site to find out more about your project. What an amazing experience!

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  • Samantha

    I really enjoyed your video; I found it very inspiring. I've always loved travel, and time-lapse videos like that are always fun.

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  • john

    Completely amazing video, such a journey and not just in the meaaning of distance

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  • liza

    Hi Christoph ;

    just want to say u did a great job on this video, very fascinating,can't wait for ur next one

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  • Bob Goh

    Hi! Just watched your video on YouTube, excellent!

    I believe your trip and video has and will continue to inspire millions of people!

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  • Simon

    Loved the video, I'm reading the blog since a week now, with 3 or 4 entries a day.
    Very inspiring, and makes me want to travel in a different way that I am used to.
    Wishing you the best for your studies in Munich, et bonne continuation.

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  • hélène

    Hi Chris,
    Good luck for your courses at the Uni!!! Since this experience, don't you feel different from other students?
    It 's a great experience! I dream do the same!
    May the force be with you! πŸ˜‰
    Hélène

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  • kristín

    i had so much fun watching your video, so inspiring. also, i love china. i can easily imagine that you must have learned a lot on your trip. kindest regards from iceland.

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  • Christoph

    Orpheus: Haha, you can be the next Ulysses I am sure!!
    matthias: Danke!
    John Crownover: Glad you enjoyed it!
    Ricardo: Did you check out the kids in the video? They are adorable!
    Ivan: Hey man, I am thinking about posting a bit more about the planning and stuff like that in the future!
    sundoopi: 谒谒!
    IG: Cheering me up, eh?
    Marko: Well, maybe yes! πŸ˜‰
    Dijana: It's like the "before & after" show, isn't it?
    paul: That is not called strength. Believe me.
    PoisonedV: There are so many awesome things to do!!
    ShamWerks: Haha, I didn't know this was from Futurama.
    Stephanie: Thanks for the compliment, I wish certain people would share your perspective, hahaha…
    Rob: Seriously, it makes me very happy to hear that you enjoy reading through my earlier blog postings, thanks!
    μœ€μ΄ˆλ”©: I don't speak Korean, but I googled your message and can only answer: Thank you! (What's that in Korean?)
    Tom: Thanks!
    Whitney: And good luck to you too!
    Jessi: Haha, I thought I was the only one. πŸ˜‰
    Jasper: I am proud of YOU, little cousin! Bon courage!
    Vytautas: You got that right, a wonderful place.
    Salaam: There will always be so many roads for us to walk – maybe it won't be me, but someone WILL walk on them, I am sure!
    baldinho: Well, not for now I won't. πŸ˜‰
    julius: Manchmal ja, manchmal nein.
    Bruce Murphey: No dude, 1000km is alright, I am sure you will feel every single one of them!
    erika koch: Tante Erika! πŸ™‚ Ich studiere Sinologie, muss noch zwei Jahre oder so…
    Gypsy Alex: Thanks for your support, dude!
    Samantha: Glad you liked it!
    john: "Not just in the meaning of distance" – I like that.
    liza: Thanks!
    Bob Goh: I am happy for all the love, dude!
    Simon: Thanks for reading, makes me happy.
    hélène: Not very different, except that I have forgotten so much stuff I had learned before! πŸ˜‰

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  • Uriah

    Hi Chris!

    So what did you learn from your travels? Any newly discovered insight about yourself while you were on your journey?

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  • Christoph

    kristin: thanks and cheers from Munich to Iceland!
    Uriah: Haha, is it okay if I keep that to myself for now?

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  • Marc

    http://jetzt.sueddeutsche.de/texte/anzeigen/47367

    hehe… sehr schön, auch wenn viel zu kurz… War das Mädel nett? Also die Redakteurin?

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  • Barry Mercer

    Hey Chris… It has taken me awhile… but I just finished reading your entire blog. What can I say that other haven't already said. What an amazing adventure… and what gorgeous photographs.

    I wish you well and hope that you find exactly what it is that will make your heart sing.

    Many Thanks.

    Barry!

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  • Daniel

    Hoho,

    jetzt bist du auch aufm Spiegel:

    http://www.spiegel.de/reise/fernweh/0,1518,621990

    Viel Spaß beim Studieren
    wünscht Daniel

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  • Mencius

    Hallo Christoph,

    Just saw your photos published in fotocommunitz.

    Ich bin selber in China geboren und habe dort lang gelebt. Aber solche wunderschöne Photos, die Sie in China gemacht haben, habe ich selten gesehen.

    Für mich als einen geborenen Chinesen ist Ihre Sichtweise, übermittelt durch Ihre Photos von China, äusserst interessant und inspirierend. Vielend Dank und alles Gute.

    θ°’θ°’, 万事如意.

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  • Stefan R.

    hello Christopher,

    I had a great time here on your blog. thank you, best Stefan

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  • Max

    Super Video! Toll gemacht! Vielleicht erkenn ich dich mal in München πŸ™‚

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  • Lili Fei

    Hi Chirs!
    Ich habe deine videos auf youtube schon vielmals angeschaut.
    Fascinating! Amazing! Echt toll! Es hat mir viel mehr als "UNO" gefallen! πŸ™‚ Pei fu, shu shu !

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  • Lisa

    Hey Christoph,

    ich hab schon ein paar Mal einen Blick auf deinen Seite geworfen und wollte dir nun endlich mal einen lieben Gruß hinterlassen und dir sagen, dass ich knietief meinen (imaginären) Hut vor dir ziehe!
    Ich wünsche dir alles Gute!

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  • Mira Hertle

    Hallo …. ich habe dein vido angekukt das war sehr lustig !
    ich vinde das cool so was zu machen , vieleicht mach ich auch mal das was du gemacht hast also noch viel erfolg .
    Grüße mira πŸ˜€

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  • Cheyenne

    I watched a picture log of your travels, you're incredible and very cute :). I wish I were able to do something as amazing as that. Hope all is well goodluck with schooling :).

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  • loyalsoul

    Viel Glück!
    θ―»δΈ‡ε·δΉ¦οΌŒθ‘ŒδΈ‡ι‡Œθ·―γ€‚η₯δ½ ε₯½θΏοΌ

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  • alison

    hello Chris, love the video, fascinating and inspiring!
    all the best to you in munich and university.

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  • Gisela

    Hey, da sprüht ja mal wieder Lebensfreude! Hübsches Foto – ich mag diesen Platz auch sehr. Hoffentlich lässt dir das Studium noch Zeit für solche Trips. Wenn dir Paris gefällt solltest du dir Lissabon auch mal anschauen – oder warst du schon dort? Ich erinnere mich – du kannst ein paar Worte portugiesisch…
    Até breve.

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  • Peri

    Hello, I found your amazing video in Microsiervos, an Spanish blog. It´s amazing! great job. I hope you've learnt a lot in your Chinesse-year and I send you my best wishes from Spain!

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  • Denis

    hi,

    you did an amazing video. I guess it took quite a long time to finish it. Can you tell me one; did you took a all these pictures one by one, i.e. with a camera, e.g. SLR, or did you took snapshots out from a video?

    thanks,

    best wishes,
    denis

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  • PaweΕ‚

    Great video – i wish i had the same courage, to travel the world like that.

    Greetings from Poland!

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  • Juanillo

    Congratulations, it's amazing !!!!

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  • Williams

    hey, Ví tu video y realmente fué asombrosa toda esa caminata

    ojalá algun dia poder contactarte para ver si puedo hacer lo mismo

    vi una excelentes fotos,

    felicidades

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  • Christoph

    Marc: Sehr nett, und sie hat einen schönen Artikel geschrieben finde ich!
    Barry Mercer: Thank you for taking the time to read all this. I highly appreciate it. πŸ™‚
    franz: Thanks.
    Daniel: Jo, das macht Spaß.
    Mencius: Lieber 孟子, danke für deinen netten Kommentar!
    Stefan R.: Glad you liked it!
    Max: Ich bin der mit dem schnellen Gang! πŸ˜‰
    Lili Fei: Uno… (?)
    Lisa: Hey, schön dass es dir gefallen hat, Gruß aus München!
    Mira Hertle: Tschacka du schaffst es!
    Cheyenne: Thank you, I am going to need all the luck I can get. πŸ˜‰
    loyalsoul: Beautiful saying. Thank you.
    alison: Thanks! πŸ™‚
    Gisela: Lissabon ist sehr schön, und Coimbra noch viel mehr!!
    Peri: Thank you and best wishes back from Munich!
    Denis: This is a montage of 1400+ digital photographs.
    PaweΕ‚: You can do it!
    Juanillo: Thank you!
    Williams: Muchas Gracias!

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  • claudia

    hallo christoph, nach langer zeit hab ich mal wieder reingeschaut, nachdem ich dich auf der zweiten hälfte deiner strecke fast täglich mal besucht hab πŸ˜‰
    der film ist wirklich schön geworden und ich wünsche dir viel erfolg fürs studium, vor allem spaß daran. durchhalten hast du ja gelernt.
    und ich bin froh, dass du in ürümqi aufgehört hast!

    alles liebe
    claudia

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  • Lili

    δ½ δ»‹η»ζˆ‘δ»¬ηŽ©“Uno”ηš„ε•ŠοΌι‚£δΈͺ游戏挺ε₯½ηŽ©ε„Ώηš„。DU hast noch einmal gewonnen.

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  • Inma

    Hola, he visto tu vídeo y me he quedado sorprendida, me parece "genial" lo que has hecho. Yo viví y viajé por China durante varios años y sé que no es nada fácil. Te admiro.

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  • Jaime Machin

    I should read all first then send you a comment, but I never followed sequences in a strict order. I just came to the knowledge of your travel and I felt in love of what you did. Something that I always dream about… Being a modern Odysseus, Hercules or many other mythical beings of the pass. Many places, many people, and many thoughts… through time… and still in the same place. Your mind expanded beyond natural boundary and reached the stars… Your body doesn't belong to you anymore, nor your mind… You became a part of everybody, and everybody a part of you… You hold everything you love inside and everybody keep a part of you too. So there you are… back home… and I wonder… can you stop the expansion of the Universe?
    God bless you and family.

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  • bau

    you are sooooo hot.=)

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  • ashli

    fantastic video..and a very inspirational story. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • Christoph

    claudia: Danke!! πŸ™‚
    Lili: δ»€δΉˆζ—Άε€™ε†ηŽ©ζΈΈζˆοΌŸοΌšοΌ‰
    Inma: Gracias!
    Jaime Machin: Wow, expansion of the universe??
    bau: Haha, you must be confusing me with someone else!
    ashli: Glad you liked it!

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  • Kevin ι™³

    Your trip was featured in http://www.news.com.au from Australia a couple of weeks ago. And I just finished reading all of your blogs! Thanks for sharing your trip with us. I was fortunate enough to visit China five years ago. After reading your blog I have decided to go back.

    Great video! You should publish a photography book with the materials on this site.

    Good luck with your studies.

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  • Christoph

    Kevin ι™³: Thanks man. I wish you lots of fun in China, and make sure to try all the good food everywhere! πŸ™‚

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  • Jaime Machin

    Expansion of the Universe…. Your will keep on looking for more answers…. and even you will find answers to questions you never asked. You will find yourself belonging to the World and not only Germany. ‘
    Home? A place you can call home? Eventually, if you keep traveling, you will find yourself so comfortable in so many places that you will find you lacking of something, no matter where you are planing to settle down at the end of this fantastic journey. The Expansion of your Universe… even if you had problems with the Queen of Ice, I bet you will find a second place you can call hometown in China!! jejeje Good luck and God bless…. I envy you…. in a very good way!!! No monstrous envy (jeje), just the silly envy of a silly person… πŸ™‚

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  • Christoph

    Jaime Machin: Thanks for your comment! Maybe we are destined to happily wander around the world! πŸ™‚

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