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 Georgia, 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 • 29 262

  • Christoph Rehage
    Christoph Rehage  Месяц назад +1553

    how's it going everybody, has the new year been starting out alright?

    • Nenek GT
      Nenek GT День назад

      2019 ? Recommended

    • prismarineminer
      prismarineminer 6 дней назад

      Christoph Rehage are you still walking?

    • KnightPlayz
      KnightPlayz 11 дней назад

      Just walk around you're house everyday and count how many centimeters you travelled 😂😂 and you can get world record at most centimeters travel

    • Gia Bảo Phạm
      Gia Bảo Phạm 14 дней назад

      It was awesome

    • Vuenapato GameS 117
      Vuenapato GameS 117 14 дней назад


  • Davide Ferrulli
    Davide Ferrulli 2 часа назад

    Like se qualcuno lo guarda nel 2019

  • Skeetees
    Skeetees 2 часа назад

    You must've really wanted that youtube money lmao

  • Tin Can
    Tin Can 5 часов назад

    What the? 10 years ago?

  • 城之内の顎チャンネル
    城之内の顎チャンネル 8 часов назад


  • Crystalユニコーン
    Crystalユニコーン 11 часов назад

    Its 2009 but the quality of this video is so good!

  • Anugrah Putra Ramadhan
    Anugrah Putra Ramadhan 22 часа назад +1

    2019 anyone?

    FAYOL KOG 23 часа назад

    2019? 😂

  • Jimmy D
    Jimmy D День назад

    So handsome!

  • ItsClassyJazzy
    ItsClassyJazzy День назад +1

    Meanwhile this man is walking to China

    I’m still playing don’t step on the lava😱

  • Kushal Singh
    Kushal Singh День назад +1

    After ten years this is in my recommendation..why some buddies know...

  • Danu Nugraha
    Danu Nugraha День назад +1


  • Verdikt
    Verdikt День назад

    I was born 13th November in 2004

  • Rifai Budi
    Rifai Budi День назад


  • jose trejos
    jose trejos 2 дня назад

    10 años wow cuanto paso de este clasico .

  • ES• blank
    ES• blank 2 дня назад +1

    eye to eye challenge accepted
    10yrs challenge accepted
    ok fine

  • 김호현
    김호현 2 дня назад

    Forest Gump

  • Roberto Trejo
    Roberto Trejo 2 дня назад

    OMG he's Danny Rand :v

  • Shelby Reviews
    Shelby Reviews 2 дня назад

    Хули это говно делает у меня в рекомендациях в 2к19г?

  • Andre Fenns
    Andre Fenns 3 дня назад +1

    Cool man good for you, I hope it was an awesome experience

  • Maurice_1
    Maurice_1 4 дня назад

    After 9 Years

  • Abby Pearson
    Abby Pearson 4 дня назад

    The music at the beginning though

  • Lang Thang Tv
    Lang Thang Tv 4 дня назад


  • Eh _OMG
    Eh _OMG 5 дней назад

    It was posted on 20 March 2009 and now I am watching on 20 March 2019

  • PaXruDiN
    PaXruDiN 6 дней назад +1

    Recommended RUclip give me 10 year challenge.

  • Elon Musk
    Elon Musk 6 дней назад +1

    The real 10 years challenge

  • Qvertys AMV
    Qvertys AMV 7 дней назад +1

    It's really entertaining

  • Morza Morza
    Morza Morza 7 дней назад

    This what firsts days of dont starve looks like

  • Jayvon Webb
    Jayvon Webb 8 дней назад

    RUclip is probably recommending this video again because it's nearly a decade old!

    SURYA STALIN 8 дней назад

    Did you play Pokemon Go ?

  • raditya anugrah
    raditya anugrah 8 дней назад

    Hey youtube, it’s 2019 and you recomend this video to me? Well thanks, cause it’s really awesome and inspirational video

  • LeafyPotato Kitty
    LeafyPotato Kitty 8 дней назад

    Jeez i saw this in like 2016-2019 and its 2009!!!

    Hugo KASPROWICZ 8 дней назад

    Did you keep contact with the girl you met ?

  • lynchh lynchh
    lynchh lynchh 8 дней назад

    Гавно когченное!

  • Theo Costa
    Theo Costa 9 дней назад +2

    Je suis mort la reprise d'Indochine 😂

  • Plush Guy
    Plush Guy 9 дней назад

    I hope you kept in touch with the friends you made along the way 🤠

  • IndraGaming
    IndraGaming 9 дней назад

    Oh My God 2009 Uploaded

  • Catsoup
    Catsoup 9 дней назад

    Embrace your inner bob ross my dude

  • Holy crap
    Holy crap 9 дней назад +1

    Спустя 10 лет видео высветилось в рекомендациях. Что происходит?

  • Emmanuel Alagbala
    Emmanuel Alagbala 10 дней назад

    You can tell how well he's been eating by the definition and size of his cheeks

  • Not Hama
    Not Hama 10 дней назад


  • Mr foot
    Mr foot 10 дней назад +1

    Not even kidding this dude has reached more distances than our car...

  • Zohar Azoulay
    Zohar Azoulay 10 дней назад



  • alien
    alien 10 дней назад

    omg i watched this video over 10 times in last 1 year.

  • Batman
    Batman 10 дней назад

    Cool, was that your gf or wife cuz I would smesh

  • KnightPlayz
    KnightPlayz 11 дней назад +1

    Just walk around you're house everyday and count how many centimeters you travelled on 😂 and you get world record because of it most centimeter travel

  • ayman die
    ayman die 11 дней назад


  • Дима Кенесов
    Дима Кенесов 11 дней назад +4

    Один вопрос-НАХУЯ?

  • Pablo Montoya
    Pablo Montoya 11 дней назад

    What a time/life waste. Found a family if you like extreme sports and challenges.

  • Randim007
    Randim007 11 дней назад

    At one point he kinda looked like bob ross...

  • Ikram Abdullah
    Ikram Abdullah 11 дней назад

    song sir ?

  • El 66 Prodi
    El 66 Prodi 11 дней назад

    Je suis le seul français ou quoi

  • Lil Soap Dispenser
    Lil Soap Dispenser 11 дней назад

    At 2k kilometers he looks like the Marc from Home Alone

  • Delta
    Delta 12 дней назад +4

    You must be rich, cause I work too much for me to do this

  • Ultraboy BJ
    Ultraboy BJ 12 дней назад

    What is song ?

  • Dexter Voon
    Dexter Voon 12 дней назад +1

    If that was me i just one step


  • My dream is to get 500 subs with no videos.

    RUclip's recommand:
    Me:I forgive you.

  • Sxlkxn
    Sxlkxn 12 дней назад

    Finding this 10 years later.. Wow

  • Luckbok
    Luckbok 12 дней назад

    Alguém sabe o nome da música?

  • Tamerlan Tamerlan
    Tamerlan Tamerlan 12 дней назад +1

    When you go for such a walk next time, grab my Pokemon GO account. I need to hatch some eggs!

  • Jiro jiro
    Jiro jiro 12 дней назад +1

    Ce remix d'Indochine
    Bob Morane contre tout chacal
    L'aventurier contre guerrier

    DARKJUMPER360 ; 12 дней назад +1

    Oh French song

  • ZwariowanY
    ZwariowanY 12 дней назад

    Your Legs Are Probably Missing Meat. Instead Its Metal

  • Rich Bitchh
    Rich Bitchh 12 дней назад

    So fucking good

    • Rich Bitchh
      Rich Bitchh 12 дней назад

      I just want to adventure after this video

  • Oh yeah Nahui
    Oh yeah Nahui 12 дней назад

    Actually jonny sins

  • Harris T49
    Harris T49 12 дней назад

    In 9 days, this video will be 10 years old.

  • Matthew
    Matthew 13 дней назад

    good quality for a 2009 video

  • MOMO
    MOMO 13 дней назад

    Must be nice having a trust fund

  • charles haniel santos
    charles haniel santos 13 дней назад

    When you go in the philippines your in china now only filipino can get it

  • David Flores
    David Flores 13 дней назад

    Why is this on my recommend lol

  • Faye Raps Yup
    Faye Raps Yup 13 дней назад

    This is awesome. Glad I found this one. 🙌

  • Henry Windsor Rurikovich
    Henry Windsor Rurikovich 13 дней назад

    That was super cool in his memory , take care.

  • Deer Shells
    Deer Shells 13 дней назад

    Bob ross reborn

  • Kall Lefevre
    Kall Lefevre 13 дней назад

    It's a french music, but it's not the original music !!

  • a_closet_otaku · 69 years ago
    a_closet_otaku · 69 years ago 13 дней назад

    Me when I miss the bus

  • Genes
    Genes 13 дней назад +2

    Crazy to think that this is 10 years old.

  • Marcell Major
    Marcell Major 13 дней назад

    He should have did it with sweatcoin

    LAHM ACUN 14 дней назад


  • sykahh
    sykahh 14 дней назад +2

    1:37 :>

  • Silakka ツ
    Silakka ツ 14 дней назад +1

    Dont blink or you'll miss a day from his trip

    REILAR FlOW KARZDA 14 дней назад

    10 years have passed and I just find this awesome video! 2019!!!

  • Basel Asani
    Basel Asani 14 дней назад +1

    جميل 2019 😍

  • Peelsie
    Peelsie 14 дней назад +1

    Michael fassbender?

  • Sinister Snickers
    Sinister Snickers 14 дней назад

    Slow transformation into Bob Ross

  • Zoltai
    Zoltai 14 дней назад

    3:30 there are hungarian signs in the background wtf

  • 遊戲&真人&耍廢 小威
    遊戲&真人&耍廢 小威 14 дней назад

    10 years♥♥

  • LynKoZ_
    LynKoZ_ 15 дней назад


  • Le Rémysse
    Le Rémysse 15 дней назад

    I think like I'm the only one who can actually understand the lyrics, like if I'm the only French speaker here

  • MrOctanx
    MrOctanx 15 дней назад +1

    Ces vraiment un beau travaille 😍

  • Samuel Rodriguez
    Samuel Rodriguez 15 дней назад +3

    RUclip algorithm will recommend me Brie Larson videos from a week ago of her saying dumb stuff all the time and barely now it recommends me this awesome 2009 video? Oh RUclip, when will you understand what real content is?

  • сергей шалим
    сергей шалим 15 дней назад


  • yeetilodez
    yeetilodez 15 дней назад

    French music

  • Beauty and Excellent
    Beauty and Excellent 15 дней назад +2

    Great dude congratulations

    now go back

  • IvoGamer 2000
    IvoGamer 2000 15 дней назад

    You were in a plane so you didn't walk the whole way

  • Teighton BigEagle
    Teighton BigEagle 15 дней назад

    Made Using Google Pixel

  • if you subscribe you get nothing.
    if you subscribe you get nothing. 15 дней назад

    2 0 0 9

  • Tigerek ProX
    Tigerek ProX 15 дней назад

    2019 guys🤣

  • clop zon
    clop zon 15 дней назад

    cool guys

  • Bay Hitler
    Bay Hitler 16 дней назад

    2:42 Nice Monkey

  • BESide
    BESide 16 дней назад

    Есть кто с россии?