The Longest Way - by Christoph Rehage

The longest way

  Between Two Journeys

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His name is Christoph Rehage. This young German, who was studying in Beijing, decided to take "the long 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 world...makes 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?

The Longest Way: Christoph Rehage.

Christoph finally did not join Germany on foot. He interrupted his march to Urumqi, well before the western Chinese border.

The Longest Way: Christoph Rehage.

His site,, 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 !!!]

The Longest Way: Christoph Rehage.

To be continued…


  Between Two Journeys

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  1. I love this video, she is really great. In fact a friend sent it to me when he heard that my darling did not plan to shave in the 6 months we spend traveling. And I have to admit that he's starting to look like Christophe! Beyond appearances, I believe that the return is the real challenge when we go on a long trip.

  2. @ Chloé254: Six months of traveling... big deal, it might not be a three-day beard!!!! 😆
    Enjoy your stay in Asia. Even if it's raining in Singapore, as you write in your blog, I envy you to be there. As for the return, it's like starting: it's getting ready a little too, I guess. Of course, many things can evolve over a long period of time, including oneself. You will tell us your experience.

  3. Thank you Corinne, because thanks to this video I will finally be able to explain to my boss why he must absolutely take a sabbatical year (and leave me his place) instead of grafting implants : Mrgreen:
    Who dared to say that I should do the same?

  4. @Alimata: If this kind of video had the power to convince the guys in the necktie who lead us to forget their implants, that would be ...

  5. Thanks for the link, I'm enjoying reading this blog! 😀
    And I have just watched the video, she is really great.