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ugly pretty

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This post is about a 15km walk from Dezmir to Cluj. I walk through some absurd ugliness, but the old town is nice. The tiny house turned out to be very cozy. Especially with the rain. I took a hot shower and sat down next to the window. I could see the airfield, the airport, […]


tiny

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This post is about a 24km walk from Iuriu de Câmpie to Dezmir. I reach the outskirts of Cluj and sleep in a tiny house. It had rained hard during the night. When I got up and opened the door, there was a myst in the air. I could see a cloud crawl over the […]


Coco’s cabin

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This post is about a 22km walk from Oaș to Iuriu de Câmpie. The Caboose and I fall over, and I sleep in a shepherd’s cabin. Again there has been no rain all night. It is perfectly quiet on the hillside as I pack up my stuff. I walk past an isolated farmhouse where a […]


1-5-0-0-0

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This post is about a walk from Mărășești to Oaș. I complete 15,000km on The Longest Way and do my little dance, albeit in the wrong place. There hadn’t been any bears. Some wind and a tiny bit of rain, yes. But no bears. I wrote the number “13” on the back of my left […]


lose a leg

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This post is about a 23,8km walk from Târgu Mureș to Mărășești. The Caboose loses one of her legs, and I see some bad corn. Packing took forever. I had new shoes, a nee poncho, a bivy bag, and a new book. I left the city some time before noon. leaving Târgu Mureș Traffic was […]


ready or not

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This post is about a 1km walk within Târgu Mureș. I am moving the Caboose, and it’s the shortest walk ever on The Longest Way. I was going to start walking the next day. So I went and got the Caboose from my friend’s garage and moved her to the place where I was staying. […]


free in my threshold

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This post is about a visit to Teleki Castle. The family has got ownership back from the state, and they’re trying to take care of it. We went to a castle outside of town. The Teleki Castle was constructed in the early 19th century by the same family that built the Teleki Library in the […]


how to say thank you

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This post is about a day of sightseeing in Târgu Mureș. My sister comes to visit me, and we look around a bit. This was a first. My sister came from Germany to visit me on The Longest Way! We went for walks, we watched Thor with 3D-glasses in a mall (the movie was a […]


Târgu Mureș

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This post is about a 28km walk from Cerghizel to Târgu Mureș. I walk through fields and on crazy roads, and I get my fifth rabies shot. When I woke up in the morning I was still alive. I hadn’t even been stung. Thanks, little dudes! I said to the bees, but since they were […]


not the bees!

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This post is about a 25km walk from Gogan to Cerghizel. I end up sleeping in a place that is full of the animals which I fear the most. In the morning Pastor Gabor took me to his neighbor Feri. He and his family were the Germans I had heard about the night before. They […]


songs in the forest

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This post is about a 26km walk from Prod to Gogan. I have to take a detour because the way through the forest is unsafe. The campground turned out to be fantastic. Dara and her mom Cora had horses, a pool, a few cabins, and a kitchen. There were some cats and dogs (one of […]


without you

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This post is about an 18km walk from Sighișoara to Prod. I leave town without Werner, I hate the road, and I worry about bears. No, I can’t forget that evening or his face as he was leaving, but I guess that’s just the way the story goes. And so, definitively wernerless, I tossed the […]


divine spirits and impalers

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This post is about a visit to the Church on the Hill in Sighișoara. I see a graveyard and the house Vlad Dracula was born in. Another day in the old town of Sighișoara. stairs I had noticed the entry to an encased stairway the night before. It was called Scholars’ Stairs, and it had […]


look at me not giving a fuck

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This post is about a day in the old town of Sighișoara. I walk around looking for Werner the dog, but I can’t find him. Do you like dogs? I asked the owner of the hostel. When she wanted to know why, I told her that maybe, just maybe I would be able to find […]


Goddammit, Werner

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This post is about a 20km walk from Brădeni to Sighișoara. I learn that there are bears in the region, and I make a plan for Werner. The night had been weird. We had camped in a patch of forest. It was close to the road and close to a place where a bunch of […]


the fellowship Of The Woods

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This post is about a 22km walk from Agnita to Brădeni. My plan to get rid of Werner has failed, but some kids in a village want to have him. Aaaaaand of course he was still there. He looked at me, wagging his tail as if to say: “I knew you’d be back, dude!” Goddammit, […]


a plan to get rid of him

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This post is about a 22km walk from Ilimbav to Agnita. Werner is still with me, and I come up with a plan to get rid of him. When I woke up, Werner was still there. He had slept next to me under the tree, right where I had pitched my tent. I sighed. Didn’t […]


Werner Herzog

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This post is about a 28km walk from Daia to Ilimbav. I look at the fortified church of Hosman and meet Werner the dog. It had stopped raining. I left the silence of the guesthouse and walked out onto a country road. There were no people and no cars. Then the road got busier and […]


pornographic books for depraved people

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This post is about a stay at the Flanderhof Manor in Daia. I make myself a meal and read a slightly erotic book. In the morning I heard raindrops fall against the window of my room. I was alone in the tower. There were no other guests in the Flanderhof Manor. I decided to stay […]


the guesthouse of all guesthouses

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This post is about a 12km walk from Sibiu to Daia. I get a bit lost on a shortcut, then I get a room in the guesthouse of all guesthouses. The way out of Sibiu was a bicycle lane that was new, shiny, and green. I was completely alone on it, and there wasn’t much […]