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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 walked home! From November 2007 to November 2008, he travelled 4646 km in China... growing beard and hair.
Direct link to the video → The Longest Way 1.0 - one year old walk / beard grow time lapse by Christoph Rehage
His video, like that of Matt Harding, the man who dances around the worldis making the buzz on the internet. A video that makes you want to escape, and that asks a beautiful question, by way of conclusion: are we the same, after such a journey?
Christoph did not reach Germany on foot after all. He interrupted his march in Urumqi, well before the Chinese western border.
His site, www.thelongestway.comwhere he tells his adventure, is currently offline. But if I believe the little note below, that 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 !!!]
To be continued…