Marcia Hansen

Visibly Smart: The Longest Way

The Longest Way 1.0 – one year walk/beard grow time lapse from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.

This video is a couple years old, but it’s worth a view whether you’re doing so for the first time or taking another look. In the video Christoph Rehage demonstrates his creativity with a similar shot of his face over the course of a year, but with a changing background as he travels.

What makes the video project even more interesting is that it’s a project that came out of his year-long walk across China during the course of a year. As you’ll see when you click through to view, Christoph started his journey clean-shaven, and over the 4,646 km he walked, his hair and beard naturally grew. His video documentary shows us his physical changes with interesting backgrounds throughout.

If you’d like to know more about Christoph, you can check out his blog, The Longest Way.

When I visit a new city, I always check to see if any locals do walking tours of the city. I’ve found it’s a great way to learn more about the area. When I was traveling last week in Ireland, I met a father-daughter team from Cologne, Germany who were walking the Dingle Peninsula. That’s *only* 179 km and takes 8-9 days to cover.

I really enjoyed watching Christoph’s video and learning more about his accomplishment of walking for so long and so far. It’s inspiring to consider doing something so different. Admittedly, I don’t know that I’ll ever feel compelled to walk almost 5,000 km, but I could see doing a weekend or week-long walk.

How about you? Drop a comment below. I’m also interested in watching more creative travel videos — got any you’ve done during your travels?

Marcia Hansen

About Marcia Hansen

Marcia works as a digital storytelling marketing strategist for iQ and the Intel digital newsroom. She joined Intel in July 2010 after her pioneering work in social media at Allstate Insurance. She loves words, movies, photos, and world travel. Marcia holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri where she completed a thesis on digital literacies.

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