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 • 28 051

  • Christoph Rehage
    Christoph Rehage  3 месяца назад +533

    Hey everyone, serious question:
    Y'all see me leaving the way a few times to go to other places, right? (to Germany in 01:54 and to Beijing-Chengdu-Sanya in 02:28)
    If I were to make a new video in the same style, do you think I should also include trips like these? Or should I only use photos that were taken on the way itself?
    Thanks for your comments!

    • Wolfsong 27
      Wolfsong 27 10 дней назад

      You definitely should take a time lapse video of island hopping from New Zealand to Fiji or better yet Okinawa to japan!

    • Matthew Rosemier
      Matthew Rosemier 13 дней назад

      Sorry, dude, I only just now saw this question. I think you SHOULD include videos of your side trips, but rather than time lapse like this (which is genius and still one of my all time favorite videos on RUclip) , do them as you are doing your TLW videos at present, with your narration. Your thought process, your lens through which you look at the world and life and most especially your sense of humor are gold and make even a mundane day in a drab desert town an inspiration.
      Also, the selection of song ( "L'aventurier" ) is perfect for this video and for you.

    • David Holaday
      David Holaday 17 дней назад

      I would like to see other trips as well.

    • ipey lie
      ipey lie 19 дней назад

      Christoph Rehage why you photo in that place in 0:50

  • MelloGAP
    MelloGAP 8 минут назад

    Damn he must all have his eggs hatched.

  • Dazza Johnson
    Dazza Johnson 23 минуты назад


  • lolzcakey
    lolzcakey 9 часов назад

    I love how this is only 5 minutes and yet so much is done and shown in a really creative way. The film takes place throughout a country and shows so much of it and at the same time it creates this theme or feeling of change, and what it means to make changes and the effect of that. Idk if that makes sense but yeah I just love it.
    also he's really cute 😂

  • O opinista dos youtubers
    O opinista dos youtubers 16 часов назад

    Who is seeing in 1998?

  • Yasa MAMA
    Yasa MAMA 23 часа назад

    Wat this is age restricted? TF youtube

  • 장은수
    장은수 День назад

    Why the fuck is this age restricted..???

  • Chaselynn SW
    Chaselynn SW День назад +1

    Why is this age restricted :/ its not sexual

  • Xander Ward
    Xander Ward День назад +4

    Jeez RUclip, there are people playing strip fortnite, and this, THIS, is the video you decide to age restrict. Wow.

    • Ceetee19
      Ceetee19 20 часов назад

      its because of the painting at 00:50, that has now been censored

  • M B
    M B День назад

    I want you.. maybe we can travel together..😁☺️

  • Rexah
    Rexah 2 дня назад

    Why age restricted

  • Tireddays z
    Tireddays z 2 дня назад


  • The comment grammar control and patrol

    Why is this age restricted?

  • Dr. Hughie L Mungus M.D
    Dr. Hughie L Mungus M.D 2 дня назад

    Man, that seems like so much fun. Maybe not the walking part, but the difference in landscapes, all the sights to see, and nothing but exploration. I hope one day i can embark on a similar journey! This was pretty inspirational in that sense

  • squalid
    squalid 2 дня назад

    Why is this age restricted?

  • big Nibba
    big Nibba 2 дня назад

    Why is it age restricted

  • Antoni Timofey
    Antoni Timofey 2 дня назад

    Oh you afford to explore places in world...i think i will have a shit job with less money and i will try to kill everyone in front of me and then get killed or busted by police because of depression...

  • Funky120kw
    Funky120kw 3 дня назад

    Воу!! посмотрел видео, теперь хочу и книгу прочесть) очень позитивно!

  • Mr Ardmore
    Mr Ardmore 3 дня назад

    You look like Bob Ross

  • wenwen yang
    wenwen yang 4 дня назад


  • jamesattenbourgh
    jamesattenbourgh 4 дня назад

    How much money did it cost in total?

  • Cris
    Cris 4 дня назад

    This gives me a headache ;--;

  • Atlas Ine
    Atlas Ine 5 дней назад

    He looks like Stephen Amell, he's the real arrow lol

  • zeke Skyring
    zeke Skyring 5 дней назад

    Phote shoped look closely

  • Here's Mario
    Here's Mario 5 дней назад

    How much money was that entire trip

  • Nick
    Nick 5 дней назад

    Did you pick up a girl half way through? Lol

  • luuk janssen
    luuk janssen 5 дней назад

    with whot shoes does he walked that thing !!??
    was it adidas or nike or puma i don't no

  • Antonio Reyes56
    Antonio Reyes56 6 дней назад

    1:44 bob Ross

  • fabloos
    fabloos 6 дней назад

    age restricted

  • •υnιcorn prιnceѕѕ•
    •υnιcorn prιnceѕѕ• 6 дней назад +1

    You looked like Jesus...

  • 曾明亮
    曾明亮 7 дней назад

    Hope to see your short videos when you come to a new place and find something interesting .

  • 夏洛克
    夏洛克 7 дней назад


  • S h i l o h.
    S h i l o h. 7 дней назад

    I bet your leg is very big rn

  • Tyler Mustard
    Tyler Mustard 7 дней назад +1

    *age restricted*

  • JackieBear
    JackieBear 7 дней назад

    man you turned into Michael fassbender at one point

    TEIG BJTB 7 дней назад


  • CGI
    CGI 7 дней назад +2

    Wow age restrict the video because of 2 frame split second of nudes... Dam I wish youtube treating there efforts towards more important things

  • Corinne Mackenzie
    Corinne Mackenzie 7 дней назад

    I got a notification

  • Corinne Mackenzie
    Corinne Mackenzie 7 дней назад


  • —Nick Does Vlogs—
    —Nick Does Vlogs— 8 дней назад

    Why is this age restricted

  • Marco Bren
    Marco Bren 8 дней назад

    Went from “I own a Subaru Outback” to “Bob Ross” to “I live on a desert island with no food or water”

  • W A X Y
    W A X Y 8 дней назад +1

    gets age restricted cause of the nude painting in one of his pics

  • Mr Justice
    Mr Justice 8 дней назад

    BOB Maurane l'aventurier 😃

  • Mc DoLpHiN bLoWhOlE
    Mc DoLpHiN bLoWhOlE 8 дней назад

    Why is this age restricted

  • Sulman Zahid
    Sulman Zahid 8 дней назад

    I want to do this

  • Cobby Baldonado
    Cobby Baldonado 9 дней назад

    2 times speed is the wae

  • Kenny Lin
    Kenny Lin 9 дней назад

    1:29 Walking in an airplane seat?

  • Vespoidea Production
    Vespoidea Production 9 дней назад

    your video awesome and great content, Christoph please support back. thank you very much

  • MaryAnna Invergo
    MaryAnna Invergo 9 дней назад

    You looked so much friendlier and happier with all the scrag and scruff

  • Master Piggy
    Master Piggy 10 дней назад +1

    Age restricted?

  • DragonInferno99 Ω
    DragonInferno99 Ω 10 дней назад

    I wish I could grow a beard like that.. ;-;

  • Lako
    Lako 10 дней назад +1

    Age restricted?

    • Craig
      Craig 7 дней назад

      No one would have noticed except they age restrict it. It's just tits, nice ones at that.

    • Cattylover 2play
      Cattylover 2play 9 дней назад


  • Honathon Jills
    Honathon Jills 10 дней назад

    how is that age restricted

  • Zuzka Vajbarová
    Zuzka Vajbarová 10 дней назад

    You're amazing!!!!

  • MoyesS
    MoyesS 11 дней назад

    Wtf bro

  • Harris K
    Harris K 11 дней назад +1

    Age restriction wtf why?

  • Jacob
    Jacob 11 дней назад


  • Jacob
    Jacob 11 дней назад

    He won the staring contest

  • GamingMet Jeroen
    GamingMet Jeroen 11 дней назад

    Rip editor

  • Tupac1996
    Tupac1996 12 дней назад

    1:54 ''Takes a plane''

  • Sondo la folle
    Sondo la folle 12 дней назад +1


  • Avaco
    Avaco 12 дней назад

    2000km am I the only one who thinks he looks like bob ross

  • Jay Hardegree
    Jay Hardegree 12 дней назад

    0:14 ooh I know want your missing

    A razor

  • Tex
    Tex 12 дней назад

    Bob Ross is it you?

  • G G
    G G 12 дней назад

    3:23 Bradley Cooper is that you?

  • josh p
    josh p 12 дней назад

    Like where did u get a tht money

  • Technical Akshay
    Technical Akshay 12 дней назад

    Its not photos its 1 second Videos because its moving

  • قمبر زیی
    قمبر زیی 13 дней назад

    i am 10000% sure this was your countable days of your life not it?

  • MotionSwing Games
    MotionSwing Games 13 дней назад

    who watching in 2018 yeah

  • rachel rachel
    rachel rachel 13 дней назад

    I love this! I hope i can make like this too

  • Mr Horse
    Mr Horse 13 дней назад +1

    I’m confused.... I thought you needed a guide to wander china alone.... at least via vehicle

  • IHaveCancer
    IHaveCancer 13 дней назад +1

    2:42 monkey

  • Figs
    Figs 13 дней назад

    2: 26 I thought Bob Ross was dead

  • Sanjog Singh
    Sanjog Singh 13 дней назад

    How he would hve edited that shit man Hard work

  • Sanjog Singh
    Sanjog Singh 13 дней назад

    You would hve burnt a Lot of calories tho 😂😂😂

  • Phoenix xox
    Phoenix xox 14 дней назад

    Is it just me or in some pictures at the begin he looks like magneto from xmen?

    Ps who's watching in 2018?

  • Lộc Đinh
    Lộc Đinh 14 дней назад

    if you dislike you should walk as long as this did to make this video. he spent years walking for you guys to watch and you guys repay him by disliking? you need to appreciate what this guy has done for your entertainment.
    Thank you Christoph Rehage for making this video for us to enjoy i wish you were more popular

    • Christoph Rehage
      Christoph Rehage  13 дней назад

      maybe they just didn't like my beard
      no harm done

  • XxgamingBOIx_ X
    XxgamingBOIx_ X 14 дней назад

    2:43 pause

  • Fox
    Fox 14 дней назад

    Walk through China to become Jesus

  • Comedy Ist Över
    Comedy Ist Över 14 дней назад

    Syd Barrett eyes

  • - lovinglaughter
    - lovinglaughter 14 дней назад

    The quality, and some other stuff makes it hard to believe that this was made in 2009.

  • Batolomeos
    Batolomeos 14 дней назад


  • Hail the God of MLG: Snoop Dogg: Son of Illuminati

    Did anyone mention that you look like Michael Fassbender

  • Il Maggione
    Il Maggione 15 дней назад


  • KingKaze
    KingKaze 15 дней назад

    Is this Forest Gump?

  • Djebrila Brila
    Djebrila Brila 15 дней назад


  • yahyaoui chahine
    yahyaoui chahine 15 дней назад

    3:30 stop it, get some help

  • AG camcrush
    AG camcrush 15 дней назад

    1:52 and up, he’s bob ross

  • Aden Jampathong
    Aden Jampathong 16 дней назад

    Do you know the way

  • Arno the Lone Wolf
    Arno the Lone Wolf 16 дней назад

    I got recommended this and honestly it really inspired me, this is so amazing to see thru!

  • KamiZilla
    KamiZilla 16 дней назад

    fucking hippie

  • Acean HUN
    Acean HUN 16 дней назад

    Wow, this is dedication. Such an awesome achievement, you are a real hero.
    A tábéákból ítélve pedig talán gratulálhatok magyarul is. Elképesztő és lehengerlő élmény ez a videó :D

  • eliya !
    eliya ! 17 дней назад

    the quality is so damn good

  • C Rodgers
    C Rodgers 17 дней назад

    In the end,it was because of you,I too want to beautiful.t.y

  • JodyJadeTV
    JodyJadeTV 17 дней назад

    'mom can I go for a walk'

  • DoubleD thegamer
    DoubleD thegamer 17 дней назад


  • Skylar SSO
    Skylar SSO 17 дней назад

    Aww sad he died😭

  • PandorPanda
    PandorPanda 18 дней назад

    You need more subs man

  • Anirudh Sivakumar
    Anirudh Sivakumar 18 дней назад

    Man transforms into Bob ross