Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here:
His name is Christoph Rehage. This young German, who was studying in Beijing, decided to take "the longest way" (the longest way) to go home: he left on foot! From November 2007 to November 2008, he traveled 4646 km in China ... growing beard and hair.
Christoph finally did not join Germany on foot. He interrupted his march to Urumqi, well before the western Chinese border.
His site, www.thelongestway.com, where he tells his adventure, is currently offline. But if I believe the little word below, which he left on Vimeo a few days ago, the site should perhaps be operational again this weekend. [Added 07.09.2009: that's it, the site works !!!]