September 20th, 2016

first and second circle

Okay, so this entry is actually not only about today, but also about yesterday. For once I had arrived at Avrazia, I decided to hitch a ride to the border right away. So I went to the other side of the road and stood there for a while: Hitchhiking turned out to be harder than […]

September 19th, 2016


Woke up in my tent, and hell yes, I was still alive: And except for my friends (the cows) having disappeared, everything was just the way it should be: It took me almost an hour to pack up all my stuff: But after that I was back on the road again: It wasn’t really any […]

September 18th, 2016

cows not snakes

When I left the little town of Uzynagash in the early morning, I was feeling weak. My allergies had returned, and I was still struggling with a case of bad stomach. It was okay though. I went to a pharmacy to get some meds, then I went to one of these shops to get a […]

September 17th, 2016

singers who fall from balconies

I left Yegbakir’s family after breakfast, and when I did, it seemed as though the Caboose had found a new friend: I walked down village roads: It was neither too hot nor too cold, and everything was quiet: It was very nice. I felt perfectly happy, and there was only a short moment of irritation […]

September 16th, 2016


I woke up knowing that I would dance today. But when I looked at my foot I didn’t really feel like doing anything: I left anyway. With my iPhone gone, I didn’t have any mobile internet anymore. I owned another phone, a Samsung that I used solely as a pocked camera. So I went to […]

September 15th, 2016

hipster tragedy

Okay, so I finally did it. I got up, gathered all my things and rolled the Caboose out from her storage and onto the street. Then I said good-bye to the good people from the hostel I had been staying at: Only Sarkozy (that yellow-eyed demon on the left) kept ignoring me. I suspect that […]

September 14th, 2016

I can see for miles and miles and miles

I was going to leave today. Load up the Caboose and walk, walk, walk. Promises had been made. Promises that I would leave. Leave. Leave. Finally, there would be one less German in Almaty, one less half-Hungarian in Almaty. One less one-eighth Russian/Armenian/Swiss-French-whatever in Almaty. Yet leave I did not. Instead I went and had […]

September 13th, 2016


Yes, the rain had come: I decided it would be my last day of therapy: Wanted to go to an outdoor store and ended up in a shop full of guns: Bought a knife: The handle was supposedly made from birch wood, and I immediately fell in love with it. I also got some additional […]

September 12th, 2016

my friend Shawn and my mortal enemy Sarkozy

Just a few more days of physiotherapy for me. I didn’t feel quite there yet. My back was better, yes. But it wasn’t 100% fine. I figured it didn’t need much more therapy, it just needed time. And I wasn’t supposed to lift heavily. So I went and had a nice club sandwich: Then I […]

What’s up

Hey guys!

if you want to read up on the walk, you can click on News or just use the map above in order to navigate between posts. All 400+ entries are on there, starting with the first blog post I ever made.

If you just want to get a general idea about the whole thing, you could refer to The Plan, and in case you have any specific questions, make sure to check out my extensive FAQ section (in three languages).

Another thing you can do is download the Google Earth file. It is broken down into daily tracks and shows some landmarks and a vast amount of photographs.

Or you could just go and read one of my books.

Meanwhile, I did return to The Longest Way in 2010 and in 2012, and I made another video about it.

And I do have some social media accounts:

YouTube - I post often when I am on the road and not so often when I am at home.
Twitter - I tend to focus on China here.
Facebook - I try to post once a day, mostly things from the road.
Instagram - not sure what I am doing with this.