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April 2014 issue
by Christoph Rehage
What would you do if you were studying in Beijing, just about to turn 26 and possessed a strong passion for photography and exploration? Christoph Rehage started walking on precisely that day. His aim: to walk on foot from Beijing to Bad Nenndorf in Germany. The journey led him over summits and across deserts, past yaks and camels. He met some good friends and a teacher along the way. But after one year, three pairs of shoes and 4646 kilometers, he reached the point where he had to make a decision.His video "The Longest Way 1.0" has reached a worldwide viewing audience of over 10 million. Piper/Malik and National Geographic have published a travelogue and a photo book about this journey.Even though Christoph is not wearing a real beard anymore, he still feels as if he's floating somewhere between Beijing and Bad Nenndorf.Video, The Longest Way: YouTubeBlog: www.thelongestway.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/crehage
Autumn myst. The road vanishes in the whiteness.
Blinded statue in the temple of Shuanglin.
Coal mining area. (Almost) everything is black.
Little Keke in a ball on the lake.
Master Yan in his temple.
Nightliner about to depart into the high plateau.
Muslim Hui-Chinese woman and her child on their way to work in the fields.
On the way home. Holding a grocery bag and a grandson.
Southern peak of Huashan.
Out on the country road, with training wheels and grandpa.
Students of martial arts.
Peasants taking an afternoon break next in the fields.
Road widening. Everything this side of the white line will be demolished.
Sunset over the old courtyard of the Wang family.
Teacher Xie in the sunset.
Under the ring roads of the provincial capital.
Traditional burial in the countryside. The mourning wreaths are being burned.