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 • 29 624

  • Christoph Rehage
    Christoph Rehage  Месяц назад +556

    Yay, I'm walking again! Check out the channel for daily updates and 360 degree videos! XOXO ;)

  • 陈文辉
    陈文辉 Час назад

    This is a great trip. Enjoy your courage, persistence, perseverance, greetings from China.

  • Lazarathanims
    Lazarathanims День назад

    3:00 DID I SEE A TORNADO!!?!?!?

  • Dr. Glitch - Gameplays and more
    Dr. Glitch - Gameplays and more День назад

    who else is watching this on 2018?

  • first name last name
    first name last name 3 дня назад +1

    2x 😉

  • Rebelsin
    Rebelsin 4 дня назад

    I'm going to like this channel!

  • D. Jones
    D. Jones 5 дней назад

    Dude your hair was looking so cool right before you cut it

  • Nyuk Yun Vong
    Nyuk Yun Vong 6 дней назад

    I love the chinese song in the end ... good luck for your future walk

  • jm mor
    jm mor 6 дней назад


  • Synthetic
    Synthetic 6 дней назад

    What's the music's name

  • anak dimas
    anak dimas 6 дней назад

    Nice brooo

  • Commandelicious
    Commandelicious 6 дней назад

    I still love this.

  • Hajid LOL
    Hajid LOL 8 дней назад


  • jorge cafrune
    jorge cafrune 8 дней назад

    _Viaje un año y me creció el pelo y la barba
    _y como explicas la mugre?
    _Pues tenía que combinar no?

  • Sibe Studios
    Sibe Studios 8 дней назад

    How much did you spend during the whole trip? Did you camp or stay in hotels?

  • Inphluense Couple
    Inphluense Couple 8 дней назад

    Sub me please im new in you tube

  • chinese daddy 爸爸
    chinese daddy 爸爸 10 дней назад


  • borkis borkis
    borkis borkis 11 дней назад


  • fish man
    fish man 11 дней назад

    Wtf age restrict this, RUclip

  • Pogokoala
    Pogokoala 11 дней назад

    This is cheating! I just saw an airplane and a bus in the background like twice or 4 times.

  • Jumpsu Gamer
    Jumpsu Gamer 12 дней назад


  • TripleTeddy Gaming
    TripleTeddy Gaming 12 дней назад

    Why age restricted? I cannot watch it 😢😢😢😢

  • Lubid
    Lubid 12 дней назад

    You started walking a month or two after I was born 😃

    VINPADO 12 дней назад

    Chanson française

  • Quote LanceLnc
    Quote LanceLnc 12 дней назад

    I've got your determination amd walk on foot A LOT on blazing sun to the chilly night, anytime, anywhere.
    Just because in poor and need. Lol
    If i have your money too i should adventure thought nice and desolated places too.
    But for now i just walk a lot just because of poverty, struggle to survive in Brazil.
    Care to help me? Anyone? Thataenot a joke? xD I'm not dramatic you know...
    I'm homele...

  • Peter Werninck
    Peter Werninck 12 дней назад

    I personally think he looks sexier with long hair haha... The seasoned hippy traveller look is good :)

  • Arvind Kumar Verma
    Arvind Kumar Verma 12 дней назад

    Why do I get the feeling that you when through a period of existentialism when you were walking across China?

  • Tamas Keresztes
    Tamas Keresztes 12 дней назад

    Are you hungarian?

  • Ritik Jain
    Ritik Jain 13 дней назад

    Isn't this great video quality for an 11 year olf video?

  • Kabir Hussain
    Kabir Hussain 13 дней назад


  • Ultimate Creator
    Ultimate Creator 13 дней назад


  • 1k Subs With No Videos
    1k Subs With No Videos 13 дней назад

    I dont get why this is age restricted

  • Wintlink
    Wintlink 14 дней назад


  • Joshua M
    Joshua M 14 дней назад

    Awesome video. Man, I can't imagine doing this. Btw, you and the girl meet up again?

  • Twisted Ragdoll
    Twisted Ragdoll 14 дней назад

    yo is that my dude Bob Ross?

  • dancetale chara dremurr
    dancetale chara dremurr 14 дней назад

    When this started i was almost born !! I was born on nov 18,2007

  • Rolo
    Rolo 14 дней назад


  • Chang
    Chang 14 дней назад +1

    Little friends 😊

  • Adara MSP
    Adara MSP 15 дней назад

    *_Age-restricted video (based on Community Guidelines)_*

  • Iam idris
    Iam idris 15 дней назад

    Anyone watching in 2018???

  • Dead pool
    Dead pool 15 дней назад +1

    jesus is that you?

  • KotaBro
    KotaBro 17 дней назад

    Your videos are litterally my inspiration! haha I am so glad I came across your channel!

  • Aqib124
    Aqib124 18 дней назад

    So he didn't find a barber in between even after travelling this far, right?
    My deepest sympathy for you mate.

  • Dogman/The Original Hitmonbuzz
    Dogman/The Original Hitmonbuzz 18 дней назад

    Oops! Forgot to press record

  • Mr. Nemesis
    Mr. Nemesis 18 дней назад

    Huozhou is where my ancestors are from

  • Cohen Jacob
    Cohen Jacob 18 дней назад

    3:23 good bye sweet beard

  • Darius Andrey
    Darius Andrey 18 дней назад

    Wtf 9 years ago

  • Victor Hugo Padilla
    Victor Hugo Padilla 18 дней назад

    Am I the only cri when the love went away ?

  • Boba Fett
    Boba Fett 18 дней назад

    He looks like dr.strange

  • Kurren Bryan
    Kurren Bryan 19 дней назад

    How's your feet? 😂

  • Beard
    Beard 19 дней назад

    i think you look cool with the long and but shave off the beard but keep the Moe

  • jangan isap batu
    jangan isap batu 19 дней назад

    you inspired me . thanks.

  • deanambrose boi
    deanambrose boi 19 дней назад

    RUclip is broken af

  • Maxwell Grooms
    Maxwell Grooms 19 дней назад

    Did you ever see those two people again?

  • sergio yacuba
    sergio yacuba 19 дней назад

    It's me in one day. When i go to work and when i come back.

  • Scott Logan
    Scott Logan 20 дней назад +21

    RUclip: *sees a panting of a naked woman for a split second*

  • Read more
    Read more 20 дней назад

    9 years ago and still an incredible video!

  • Máté Czakó
    Máté Czakó 20 дней назад

    3:33 Üzemzavar Vannak itt magyarok?

  • Martina Nawrathova
    Martina Nawrathova 20 дней назад

    The best

  • Nikolay Kebapchiev
    Nikolay Kebapchiev 20 дней назад

    Logan paul? ;) xDD

  • Inked Clouds
    Inked Clouds 20 дней назад

    You kinda look like Bob Ross?

  • KAL just KAL
    KAL just KAL 21 день назад

    I guess growing beard is age restricted

  • tramppa samppa
    tramppa samppa 21 день назад

    I love it how his beard is growing faster than his hair

  • malay ko
    malay ko 21 день назад

    Abraham Lincon is that yo

  • mAc N cHeEsE
    mAc N cHeEsE 21 день назад +2

    Why is this age restricted >:0 is growing a beard on camera inappropriate :0

  • too doo
    too doo 21 день назад

    chirs i watch you on your chinese channel your a cool guy

  • too doo
    too doo 21 день назад

    age restricted because of 1 frame. nice job youtube.

    STEVE KERR 21 день назад

    He had girls kissing him while travelling
    Just wow!

  • Trustiin GT
    Trustiin GT 22 дня назад

    1:43 is it just me or does he look kinda like bob ross

  • GrandGoshan
    GrandGoshan 22 дня назад

    Секрет прически Варламова

  • Boats'n Hoes Inc.
    Boats'n Hoes Inc. 22 дня назад

    Oh for God sake! Why is this age restricted!?

  • Vishal Raj
    Vishal Raj 22 дня назад

    Pause on 0:50 that's why age restricted.

  • Annoying hair On screen
    Annoying hair On screen 22 дня назад

    Walk through China? I swear I saw multiple planes he was in

  • Zav Bros
    Zav Bros 22 дня назад

    One of the coolest videos I've ever seen my friend👍

  • RT4h
    RT4h 22 дня назад

    U are real human with explorer

  • Piya
    Piya 22 дня назад

    Travelling is fun but at the same time very tiring. 😓

  • Shining_Sadness
    Shining_Sadness 23 дня назад

    umm how did i get here?

  • GamingGatorz
    GamingGatorz 23 дня назад


  • Snow STAR ™
    Snow STAR ™ 23 дня назад

    1:55 got me

  • EthanFilms PRESENTS
    EthanFilms PRESENTS 23 дня назад

    Age Restricted? There was nothing wrong when I watched it.

  • Monty Christy
    Monty Christy 23 дня назад

    Why is that age restricted ?

  • Trace Corbett
    Trace Corbett 23 дня назад

    Will you or have you written a book about your journey? X

  • o0nemesis820o
    o0nemesis820o 24 дня назад

    Scusa ma hai anche un lavoro?

  • Surviving Adventures
    Surviving Adventures 24 дня назад

    Wow! Great adventure and video!

  • LemonyRabbit
    LemonyRabbit 24 дня назад

    Lmao why is this vid age restricted

  • Dough Man
    Dough Man 24 дня назад

    Bet you won’t respond

  • Scooplife
    Scooplife 24 дня назад

    why is that age restriction?

  • supersaiyan420
    supersaiyan420 24 дня назад

    forgot my charger

  • Tech Fever
    Tech Fever 24 дня назад

    I am the Only One who saw only his Hair...??

  • Carlo & Jade
    Carlo & Jade 24 дня назад

    When beard and hair grow up looks like the italian rapper Jovanotti! :D

  • Hussam Uddin Mengal
    Hussam Uddin Mengal 25 дней назад

    Any one in 2018...

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    Run Forest,Run!!

  • Forester Weidy
    Forester Weidy 25 дней назад

    This is fucking cool.

  • CusBro
    CusBro 26 дней назад


  • Natesh 12
    Natesh 12 26 дней назад

    Christian bale

  • BerryFruit
    BerryFruit 26 дней назад

    Nah fam, some of those pics look like Michael Fassbender (Magneto for people who dont know the actor name)

  • nO0B bOT
    nO0B bOT 26 дней назад

    1:17 pause

  • Uknown _Xman
    Uknown _Xman 26 дней назад


  • 192719172018181 Abos mit einem Video
    192719172018181 Abos mit einem Video 26 дней назад

    Wow. Das ist echt krass. Respekt dass du das wirklich durchgezogen hast

  • Silent Noir
    Silent Noir 26 дней назад

    All the way through China without taking any baths.