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 • 27 908

  • Christoph Rehage
    Christoph Rehage  21 день назад +841

    Hey everyone,
    thanks for your comments! I try to read them all. :)
    If you liked the video but you don't really know what's going on (from where to where did that dude walk, wasn't he on an airplane at some point, who were those other people in the video, and what's with heartbreak anyway?) then check out this six-minute animated video that we made:видео.html
    Chris on The Longest Way

    • adelia azmi
      adelia azmi 2 дня назад

      I just realized that I was late...

    • Pauline Rosse31
      Pauline Rosse31 3 дня назад +1

      Christoph Rehage what this was posted 9 years ago and now u are still watching and reading true RUclipr right here also well done I bet u lost a lot of weight!

    • Khqtz
      Khqtz 3 дня назад +1

      You're still alive

    • Lev McNorman
      Lev McNorman 4 дня назад +1

      You're very handsome and brave 💖

    • Logan Richardson
      Logan Richardson 4 дня назад

      November 13 2008 was my 7th birthday, that hit me deep.

  • Panda Roo Roo
    Panda Roo Roo 2 минуты назад


    Like this , This took me plenty of years to complete

  • •Pan Da•
    •Pan Da• 16 минут назад


  • Rizkir R.
    Rizkir R. Час назад

    Brandley cooper or eddie vedder

  • Avenger Maker
    Avenger Maker 3 часа назад

    You Started that 5 days after my birth

  • coolpup 01
    coolpup 01 3 часа назад

    He looks like John deacon from queen

  • Chromium Wins
    Chromium Wins 6 часов назад +1

    Likes 2019

  • C u B e
    C u B e 6 часов назад

    1:54 photo everyday? you and her were standing there for few days?

  • Doge
    Doge 6 часов назад

    Damn. I bet your legs at this point are bigger than my torso

  • C u B e
    C u B e 6 часов назад

    photo everyday, do you mean, photo every meter :D

  • JOJI 650
    JOJI 650 7 часов назад

    Nibba deadass hit an asian girl and left on his travels. This is the type of man I want to be.

  • NXZ_ David
    NXZ_ David 10 часов назад

    Sub to me and I will sub back

  • Lokpriya shukla
    Lokpriya shukla 11 часов назад

    I thought you would be dead at Iran.... Lol

  • Harrison Yeomans
    Harrison Yeomans 11 часов назад

    3:13 what all over his face

  • the cubes
    the cubes 12 часов назад

    You look kinda as bobross

  • LDX Trap
    LDX Trap 12 часов назад

    Wow you so greget

    • the badboy
      the badboy 12 часов назад

      Yea (s)he does

  • Jinu Chou
    Jinu Chou 14 часов назад

    La chanson est française pk ?

  • Sarah Mielle
    Sarah Mielle 14 часов назад

    Imagine him lke having to go back for the camera which makes it even longer

  • Davis Kip's
    Davis Kip's 15 часов назад +1

    Why am l too late,this is interesting dammm dont u think guy

  • K VS Z
    K VS Z 15 часов назад

    Just imagine.....HOW MUCH STORAGE WILL THAT TAKE UP?!?!

  • shermaine yau
    shermaine yau 15 часов назад

    this reminds me of forrest gump

  • anhcuong tran
    anhcuong tran 15 часов назад

    He look so retk

  • Planet Glazoro
    Planet Glazoro 16 часов назад

    OMG....its Forest Gump 😵

  • Encrypted Forces
    Encrypted Forces 18 часов назад +1

    *jesus in steroids*

    TINKY WINKY 18 часов назад

    *And this was posted 9 years ago!?*

  • AwESoMeCaT Btw
    AwESoMeCaT Btw 19 часов назад

    Blink and 30000 km past by 😂

  • Joshua Chung-Luong
    Joshua Chung-Luong 21 час назад

    A travelers life

  • Rekti
    Rekti 21 час назад

    Holy crap when was this posted 9 years ago I remeber it being like 4 years ago or 3

  • Mervin Clar
    Mervin Clar 22 часа назад

    He's like , let me put my camera here and I start walking.
    *Walks 5 meters away*
    *And come back for his cam*
    Edited: oh sorry, he's with someone XD
    Wrong grammar ata ako mga pre HAHAHAAHH basta yon

    ANIYAH AND BREA TV 23 часа назад

    When you started this, I wasn’t yet born!

  • Damien Hunt
    Damien Hunt День назад

    1 :16 When you want food at 1 am

  • RealStrone
    RealStrone День назад

    What ahout food

  • Cam W
    Cam W День назад

    I could walk through all of China in 4 hours

  • Galaxy Cloud
    Galaxy Cloud День назад

    Stop copying Bob Ross dude!

  • Rayhand 22
    Rayhand 22 День назад +5

    0:50 funny

  • Darth Kermit
    Darth Kermit День назад +2

    Omg 100k subs

  • Lex _
    Lex _ День назад


    XxODZZxX GAMING День назад +2

    Why was this on my recommended ?

  • Henry Sun
    Henry Sun День назад +4

    It is so funny how he wrote somewhere in China.

  • CiTrOoNs Pro
    CiTrOoNs Pro День назад

    Hi Marv

  • SlimeASMR 2103
    SlimeASMR 2103 День назад

    It took him a year

  • Dwayne Stewart
    Dwayne Stewart День назад +1

    Way too much of my life wasted on this

  • Garrett VanHouten
    Garrett VanHouten День назад

    1:30 he was on a plane

  • Amelia Karnas
    Amelia Karnas День назад

    His eyes really pop with a beard 🧔

  • im Yayacat
    im Yayacat День назад

    I was born on 1st August 2007 😂

  • Masa Logs
    Masa Logs День назад

    Who else just saw this and it’s 2018 or even December 2018. ?😂

  • Riccardo Veratti
    Riccardo Veratti День назад

    Good job really

  • BreadVideoProduction
    BreadVideoProduction День назад

    When you realise this video is 9 years old...

  • King Healey
    King Healey День назад

    Anyone else see him on a plane

  • Sali Morina
    Sali Morina День назад

    Taking pictuers whit ipad? xD

  • Deeta Youtantri
    Deeta Youtantri День назад

    Damn i feel hypnotized

  • Agustd
    Agustd День назад

    2:28 Looks like Logan Paul

  • Yeojin Lee
    Yeojin Lee День назад

    Wait whyd he take a plane

  • Melsto
    Melsto День назад


  • PhoenixWolf XOX
    PhoenixWolf XOX День назад

    2018 anyone?

  • Erelis ss
    Erelis ss День назад


  • Rasheed Wright
    Rasheed Wright День назад

    i like the hair and the beard

  • Cường
    Cường День назад

    I’m annoying of strange peoples getting in his photos n leave quickly
    Just do like the groups
    Stay n take a great photo
    Donny just getting in their photos without permission n leave quickly with a stupid smile
    Stop doing it that’s stupid

  • Lorenzo Sugarlife
    Lorenzo Sugarlife День назад

    You should be in the world records

  • Anjali
    Anjali День назад

    with the beard and the hair he look like a guy from horrible histories (mathew baynton)

  • Oiva58
    Oiva58 День назад

    I think every single time there's lion in right picture 😂😂

  • Bread Doggo
    Bread Doggo День назад

    Bob ross.

  • crazy lil gamer
    crazy lil gamer День назад

    A PRO TIP:- If You Want To Read All Names Of Places Slow Down Speed To 0.25X

  • Aldo Zulfikar
    Aldo Zulfikar День назад +1

    *How long you can staring guys? I've been staring this man for a years

  • Addy J
    Addy J День назад

    I was born in 2007....

  • 5kids_hehe Sabrina
    5kids_hehe Sabrina День назад +1

    I can't imagine how long it took you to make this video

    • kelgreen
      kelgreen 10 часов назад

      Oh god 😰😂

  • Yin Hui
    Yin Hui День назад

    owh my goddd...9 years ago but you got a super good quality camera...

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    3:38 that music tho

  • Alexis Van Delist
    Alexis Van Delist День назад

    Bish turned into a different person

  • *woomy*
    *woomy* День назад


  • Kcwolf Gaming
    Kcwolf Gaming День назад

    You didn’t really do that much walking because how did you charger the camera batteries?

  • Carol Kheir
    Carol Kheir 2 дня назад

    He kinda looks like bob ross..

  • Marvel Chick
    Marvel Chick 2 дня назад

    He went from green arrow to Oliver Queen on the island.

  • Aaron Leroux
    Aaron Leroux 2 дня назад

    How did he not blink for so long?

  • Savvvy Wolf
    Savvvy Wolf 2 дня назад

    My birthday is november 14...

  • Sulets Blogs
    Sulets Blogs 2 дня назад

    She was beginning to look like Bob Ross😅

  • Kieran Williams
    Kieran Williams 2 дня назад

    It’s interesting how a beard makes you look so much older

  • Teresa Algar Aguilar
    Teresa Algar Aguilar 2 дня назад

    Ur arms might hurt bro

  • Lisa
    Lisa 2 дня назад

    OMG Giant respect, that is so indescribable words to find for it except fascinated👍

  • Quesean Tatem
    Quesean Tatem 2 дня назад

    Tell me why 2:48 he looked like shaggy from scooby-doo

  • Dragon_ Nite
    Dragon_ Nite 2 дня назад

    *Viral Intesified*

  • Sharoz Ashraf
    Sharoz Ashraf 2 дня назад

    Hello it's 2018 now

  • Nite Sam
    Nite Sam 2 дня назад


  • Maitha1 Alali
    Maitha1 Alali 2 дня назад


  • Valerie TV
    Valerie TV 2 дня назад

    Mind blowing

  • Vure_ Xoin
    Vure_ Xoin 2 дня назад

    Don’t skip leg day

  • OnlyOne
    OnlyOne 2 дня назад +1

    Anyone here after youtube rewind 2018?

  • Krisna 08
    Krisna 08 2 дня назад +1

    Wait a minute, the music is in french or not ?

  • Gretha D.
    Gretha D. 2 дня назад

    1:17 lOl

  • Akhi Has It All
    Akhi Has It All 2 дня назад


  • jungkook the best #A.R.M.Y
    jungkook the best #A.R.M.Y 2 дня назад


  • Brenna L.
    Brenna L. 2 дня назад

    Omg I thought it was a new vid but it is 9years ago!!!!

  • Draco Malfoy
    Draco Malfoy 2 дня назад

    damn 2009 and his video quality 😳

  • Jr Beauty
    Jr Beauty 2 дня назад

    Not again. I saw again an old video that I thought it was just uploaded this year.

  • yuijin scarlet
    yuijin scarlet 2 дня назад

    Talking about effort and love 😄 this vid is crazy and so great. Editor must have been through alot in edting tons of clips 🤔

  • Believer Sisters
    Believer Sisters 2 дня назад

    Beauty and the Beast

  • Beng Khim Ong
    Beng Khim Ong 2 дня назад

    I pity you.
    You walked such a long way because you wanted to save money.

    • Christoph Rehage
      Christoph Rehage  2 дня назад

      who said i didn't succeed in attaining my goal of saving money, though?

  • dick trickle
    dick trickle 2 дня назад

    RUclip recommended this in 2018

  • India Mckay
    India Mckay 2 дня назад

    Ik this was a long time ago but damn that’s cool I would love to do that

  • Sarah Yim
    Sarah Yim 2 дня назад

    omg i found this vid in 2018...