The Longest Way 1.0 – walk through China and grow a beard! – a photo every day timelapse



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 Iran, or about halfway through.I post daily videos on this channel, and I blog about it here:

ABOUT THIS VIDEO:
▶ 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.

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AWARDS:
▶ 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

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▶ 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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