Meet Christoph Rehage, a student of China Studies, Russian Literature and Modern History who walked 2796 miles starting from Beijing to Urumqui. During his marathon walk, he kept taking pictures and videos of himself and created a time lapse that he uploaded online.
He started walking on November 9, 2007 which was his 26th birthday and stopped in October 2008. Before starting the walk he was a student at the Beijing Film Academy where he studied Chinese and Cinematography.
When asked about how he got the idea of walking for several miles; he said, "The idea of walking home from Beijing got implanted in my head while I was studying at BFA. I had walked from Paris to my home in Germany once in the summer of 2003 – a little walk of about 800km that took less than a month. But there was something special about that walk. I remembered being on the road, thinking: Where will I sleep? What will I eat? There were no metaphysical questions, no big worries, just pragmatic problems to solve. It felt good, and it felt meaningful."
The most beautiful place that he discovered while on his walk was the Tibetan highland its famous white yaks.
He finally stopped in October because he wanted to gain back his life. He had to regain control over himself, eliminate the inner boss that was telling him what to do.