In the fall of 2007, adventurer and travel writer Christoph Rehage decided to walk on foot from Beijing to Germany.
After an entire year, Rehage's face had significantly changed from the first day he set out on his journey — changes that reflected where he had been and where he was going in the world, whether it was the arid deserts of the Shanshan, a lone path through the mountains or over a river, or a big city.
Luckily, Rehage documented these changes by taking selfies each and every day to make his incredible 2010 time-lapse video entitled "The Longest Way."
"After one year of mountains and blazing hot deserts, I realized I had grown a mighty long beard. But I was missing something," Rehage writes in his video description.
Here's what he looked like starting out on his journey.
Every single day, Rehage took a selfie.
As time went on, he started to look a little more well-travelled, growing his hair out in all directions.
Though he didn't make it all the way to Germany, Rehage still walked a whopping 2,796 miles, passing the Gobi desert. The journey took him about a year, and in his video description he says: "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."
Check out "The Longest Way" here:
By the end of the video he doesn't even look like the same person!
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