The Longest Way – One Year Journey On Foot Through China

This guy must’ve been really inspired by Forrest Gump. His original goal was to travel by foot from Beijing to Germany. Although he never made it, his adventure is definitely commendable. Here are his notes: November 9th 2007 – November 13th 2008 one year on foot – 4646km (2887 miles) through China Additional info: – I never finished my original goal of walking to Germany. Instead, I walked for a year and roughly 4500km, passed the desert of Gobi, and then decided to stop walking for now. – All of the distance from Beijing to rmqi has been 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. – The songs I used in the video are 1) Zhu Fengbo – “Olive Tree” and 2) The Kingpins – “L’aventurier” – visit the Kingpins website if you want to know more, they are very cool I think. – 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. – The core of this project is in fact my website “www.thelongestway.com” 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.



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