Christoph Rehage started his trek on November 9th, 2007, his 26th birthday. He got the idea while he was attending the Beijing Film Academy and it sort of spurred from a walk he did in 2003 when he walked from Paris to him home town in Germany.
In the video you see him on a plane and he only flew because he had to deal with some passport issues. Other than that he walked the WHOLE way! His trek stopped on October 25th, 2008. He clocked 4,646 km (2,886.9 miles). His original plan was to start in Beijing and head to Western China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Armenia, Turkey, and back home through Europe to his home in Bad Nenndorf, Germany. The trip would have only taken ten hours by plane but walking is going to take than two years.
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