The Longest Way 1.0 - walk through China and grow a beard! - a photo every day timelapse

  • Опубликовано: 20 мар 2009
  • In 2008, I walked through China - 1 year, 4500km. I let my hair and my beard grow. This is the resulting video. UPDATE: ▶ I have decided to continue my walk home from China to Germany. I'm currently in Iran, or about halfway through.I post daily videos on this channel, and I blog about it here:
    ▶ I didn't finish my original goal of walking to Germany in 2008. Instead, I walked for a year and roughly 4500km, passed the Gobi desert, and then decided to stop walking.
    ▶ All of the distance from Beijing to Ürümqi was completed solely on foot, straight good old walking. There are instances where you can see me in the video sitting on a plane or riding a boat, but those are during breaks I had to take from walking, either to sort out bureaucracy issues or to take care of some personal things.
    ▶ I had been planning this trip for over a year before I even started, and getting as far as I got was an experience for which I am very grateful.
    ▶ Obtaining the necessary visa for a trip like this was not very easy, hence I had to go back to Beijing a few times to resolve some issues.
    ▶ This is not a strict "1 pic a day" video, because I wanted to make it a bit more alive by adding some additional movement. Sometimes during the film you would follow me turn around, or something would happen in the background. I tried to capture these moments to make the video more interesting.
    ▶ If you liked the music I used in this video, get it here: The Kingpins - "L'Aventurier" Zhu Fengbo - "Olive Tree"
    ▶ The core of this project is in actually my blog where I have posted my extensive travel diary, starting from day 1 (Nov 9th 2007) and describing every single day until the end one year later.

    If you have any ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, please refer to:
    or get the GOOGLE EARTH FILE here (1KB):

    ▶ 2009 Boulder Adventure Film Festival
    ▶ 2010 Berlin Webcuts
    ▶ 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival
    ▶ 2011 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
    ▶ 2011 5th International Mountain Film Festival Domžale
    ▶ 2011 Squamish Mountain Festival
    ▶ 2011 Mezinárodný Festival Horských Filmov, Poprad
    ▶ 2011 Vertical Film Festival, Moscow
    ▶ 2009 TIME.COM #8 viral video

    ▶ madandcrazychild (she takes a photo every day)
    ▶ NK5000 (Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years)
    ▶ mattharding2718 (Where the Hell is Matt? 2008)


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Комментарии • 28 439

  • Christoph Rehage
    Christoph Rehage  2 дня назад +104

    Why is this age-restricted?

  • nicholas  beinnz
    nicholas beinnz Час назад

    He's enjoying the distance count rather than likes and views ! What a man ! I wish I could travel just like you 😭

  • XenGen ZenGen
    XenGen ZenGen 10 часов назад

    Good! Now go back👍

  • Shivam Nischal
    Shivam Nischal 10 часов назад

    2018? anyone?

  • abhishek saxena
    abhishek saxena 16 часов назад

    Tibet would be the closest place u passed through my country india (I guess),, but what an amazing video,, shocking to see age restricted 😂😐..

  • Adi Perets
    Adi Perets 19 часов назад

    Hi, with wich camera you took the photos and video?

  • Chitownbaby 1
    Chitownbaby 1 20 часов назад

    Wat did u beat ur meat to

  • Yuu Park
    Yuu Park День назад

    Wow, this is from 9 years ago and RUclip just recommend me this today. 👀👀 awesome video dude.

  • Prasun Jaiswal
    Prasun Jaiswal День назад

    Hair grows faster than beard

  • LegendaryBuIIetz
    LegendaryBuIIetz День назад

    So this guy was walking for a year or it is a misunderstanding?

  • Zarathustra
    Zarathustra День назад

    Please, Please, Please safe.

  • Kazda Adrián
    Kazda Adrián День назад

    Oh a Hungarian sign. Üzemzavar! 😀

  • Wyr3d
    Wyr3d День назад

    No 1 on the list of "Things that probably wouldn't be done before the digital camera"

  • Jesus DuCiel
    Jesus DuCiel День назад

    Excellente vidéo. Merci

  • Aviixx
    Aviixx День назад

    You are lion

  • WW11 Stalingrad
    WW11 Stalingrad День назад

    RUclip sucks this video has been up for so long already

  • MichaelGamer AndAnimatorZ
    MichaelGamer AndAnimatorZ День назад

    This is not even innopriatte it's an adventure

  • priscilla fuenzalida.
    priscilla fuenzalida. 2 дня назад


  • Mr King
    Mr King 2 дня назад


  • GX Gamer
    GX Gamer 2 дня назад arent serious are you?

  • good friend
    good friend 2 дня назад

    Сколько гигов бы получил???

  • Merdan Kurbanov
    Merdan Kurbanov 2 дня назад

    Wow video from 2009, and has a good quality. Are you still here??

  • Mayank Dawar
    Mayank Dawar 2 дня назад

    Ten years went too fast

  • Ebu Corleone
    Ebu Corleone 2 дня назад

    Christian Bale?

  • dronger_
    dronger_ 2 дня назад +11

    9 years went too fast

  • Abdullah Oğuz Topçuoğlu
    Abdullah Oğuz Topçuoğlu 2 дня назад +1

    Bu adam bu kadar yıl yetecek parayı nereden buldu?

  • Kato
    Kato 2 дня назад

    From Jason Statham to Tom Hanks in Cast Away.

  • Vaishnav Shinde
    Vaishnav Shinde 3 дня назад

    Is this the dude?

  • João Pedro
    João Pedro 3 дня назад

    Ohw this is so AMAZING ! Really

  • The Last IQ bender İlber Ortaylı
    The Last IQ bender İlber Ortaylı 3 дня назад +1

    Why this video is age restrickted?

  • Jagua hū
    Jagua hū 3 дня назад

    Don't starve v:

  • Vladislav Ugaday
    Vladislav Ugaday 3 дня назад

    Гиги за шаги

  • Reg John
    Reg John 3 дня назад


  • Mozzarellaa Pizza
    Mozzarellaa Pizza 4 дня назад

    Why is it Age Restricted

  • Fauzan Yoda
    Fauzan Yoda 4 дня назад

    Caaravaneer anyone ?

  • Chizz
    Chizz 4 дня назад

    Y is this age restricted

  • nie mam na suba
    nie mam na suba 4 дня назад +1

    Type of videos i can watch even after being woken up during my nap... great

  • kpop snatched my wig
    kpop snatched my wig 4 дня назад

    Did he walk back tho?

  • BitchKnowMeBeforeTalkingTrash
    BitchKnowMeBeforeTalkingTrash 4 дня назад

    You're doing the oppsite of me in lif.

  • Arpit Srivastava
    Arpit Srivastava 4 дня назад

    Bradley Cooper 😂

  • Israel Joshua Santhosh
    Israel Joshua Santhosh 5 дней назад

    Why is this age restricted

  • Will Rickman
    Will Rickman 5 дней назад

    Thumbnail made me think this was Christian Bale. Little disappointed to click on it and realize this is not Christian Bale.
    But hey good vid

  • jkimbrell35
    jkimbrell35 5 дней назад

    You're the love child of Rob Machado and Layne Staley. (RIP Layne)

  • Caribbean Mapping and Gaming
    Caribbean Mapping and Gaming 5 дней назад

    All I saw was a growing veard

  • robert sutton
    robert sutton 5 дней назад +1

    9 year late squad where you at?

  • Andri Hidayat
    Andri Hidayat 5 дней назад

    nikreh eta teh. apa papalidan wa..

  • Michael Gerrard
    Michael Gerrard 5 дней назад

    What I find most impressive is how you manage to make friends out of people you just met.
    They look so happy in the pictures.

  • SnivCast.
    SnivCast. 6 дней назад

    2:35 to 2:45 what ever happened to the love of your life? YU still in contact with her? Have relationship still?

    TEDDYROCKS9000 6 дней назад

    you look like Bob Ross

  • Jorge Muñoz San Miguel
    Jorge Muñoz San Miguel 6 дней назад

    Dude really... youtube what is wrong with you? Age restriction? HERE.... anyways great vid man very satisfying. I hope u enjoyed it!!!😀

  • alan arizmendi
    alan arizmendi 6 дней назад

    1:36 1799th km Doctor Strange is that you?

    KGHUSEN GAMER 7 дней назад

    Nice bro

  • MiER1633
    MiER1633 7 дней назад

    This dude look like marv from home alone.lmao

  • Potato Cat YT
    Potato Cat YT 7 дней назад

    Why is this age restaurant?

    • Christoph Rehage
      Christoph Rehage  7 дней назад

      I don't know man, but I'll have a large order of fries, please.

  • Saeun
    Saeun 7 дней назад

    Why is it age restricted

  • Amy Leigh
    Amy Leigh 7 дней назад

    He’s hot

  • lulu22
    lulu22 7 дней назад

    Warum eine Altersbeschränkung??????

  • hunter phong
    hunter phong 8 дней назад

    Plees song ????

  • Ilias Dehaes
    Ilias Dehaes 8 дней назад

    Bruh, at the end I thought it was spike form cowboy bebop lol...

  • bigsadhu99
    bigsadhu99 8 дней назад

    Best thing on RUclip

  • jack
    jack 8 дней назад

    Why's it age restricted

  • Michael Taiwan
    Michael Taiwan 9 дней назад

    OMG ! So glad that RUclip finally recommends me that video. How Christoph could survive in China and on foot ?! How to get visas over 30 days ? What's in his backpack ? Unbelievable !!! Wow wow wow

  • Sweaty Ape Nipples
    Sweaty Ape Nipples 9 дней назад

    It's really a shame there's a pointless age restriction on this now

    THE GREAT JIMBO 9 дней назад

    My boy looking like Gordon Lightfoot!

  • Qosos al jabor
    Qosos al jabor 9 дней назад

    93.000 subs go 100.000 subs

  • Suryansu Meher
    Suryansu Meher 9 дней назад

    I m watchin' this NOW

  • Lucky Lubis
    Lucky Lubis 9 дней назад

    This guy had the best experience ever,amazing

  • paul gillmayr
    paul gillmayr 9 дней назад

    He looked like Michael Fassbender when he first grew his beard.

  • Han Be
    Han Be 9 дней назад

    Why is this age restricted? lol

  • Jaeherys Targaryen
    Jaeherys Targaryen 10 дней назад

    The Kingpins - "L'Aventurier" is the song

  • Dinopower XD
    Dinopower XD 10 дней назад +4

    is it just me or does he look like a god

  • Hugo BQR
    Hugo BQR 10 дней назад

    2:20 you look like Marvin in "Home Alone " movie.

  • abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789
    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 10 дней назад

    Why is this under *age restricted video*

  • xXgamerShayXx gacha and more
    xXgamerShayXx gacha and more 10 дней назад

    Your logan Paul if you shave da beard except for the hair

  • AdamsTaiwan
    AdamsTaiwan 10 дней назад

    Very cool. Check out Arthur Blessitt. He carried a cross around the world for more than 40 years into every country and every island group.

  • Just Do it
    Just Do it 10 дней назад +1

    Age restricted??

  • Jingyi Xie
    Jingyi Xie 10 дней назад

    omg why am I only seeing this now ????? this is awesome!!!! so inspiring.

  • Xaypanya P.
    Xaypanya P. 11 дней назад

    ຢ່າແຕະ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏ ‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏‎‏⁧‮ereh-hcuot-t'nod

  • James Drawls and plays games
    James Drawls and plays games 11 дней назад

    At 2000 km he looks like Bob Ross I am right

  • Jahmel The Martian
    Jahmel The Martian 11 дней назад

    You got prettier from beginning face to end face

  • Katana Rouge
    Katana Rouge 11 дней назад

    Bob Morane, contre tous chacals...

  • EDds eDiTs X羅
    EDds eDiTs X羅 11 дней назад

    why is this age restricted???😁😂😂😂😂

  • Eduardo Pacheco
    Eduardo Pacheco 11 дней назад

    this is amazing

  • WickedandLazy
    WickedandLazy 11 дней назад

    Name of the song: L'aventurier by the kingpins

  • Sujit Gate
    Sujit Gate 11 дней назад

    Thumbs Up if you are watching this in 2025

    SPIRITUAL FLOW 11 дней назад

    I was 5 when this video came out

  • Nokdu
    Nokdu 12 дней назад

    Why is this video age-restricted?

  • Pedro Squiieep
    Pedro Squiieep 12 дней назад

    That's not a beard, you have like 3 hairs there

  • -A-kira
    -A-kira 12 дней назад +3

    On appréciera la musique :)

  • madmax
    madmax 12 дней назад

    But why?

  • 疤阿哥
    疤阿哥 12 дней назад

    it looks like a white monkey,

  • PrahladRao Kulkarni
    PrahladRao Kulkarni 12 дней назад

    Why age restriction

  • Stresik
    Stresik 12 дней назад

    Nine years ago.. :D

  • Siilver Lieks Cheese
    Siilver Lieks Cheese 12 дней назад

    W H Y I S T H I S A G E R E S T R I C T E D...

  • Devansh Dwivedi
    Devansh Dwivedi 12 дней назад

    Why is this video age restricted?

  • Little Gavin
    Little Gavin 13 дней назад

    0:50 ummm

  • Gina Bizzaro
    Gina Bizzaro 13 дней назад

    This is the coolest thing EVER!!!!!!!!

  • Twinkie Boy
    Twinkie Boy 13 дней назад

    You shoulda bought that app that gives you 1$ for every kilometer.

  • Паукелеле
    Паукелеле 14 дней назад


    DARK NESSKING 14 дней назад

    U not just walk...u got hotel,taxi maybe and airplane I saw it...but theres no way it be 5k+km