From the blog, Lighter Footsteps, information about this video:
Christoph Rehage’s birthday present to himself in November, 2007, was to go for a long walk. The plan was to walk from Beijing, China — where Rehage was a student — to his home in Bad Nenndorf, Germany. An amazing proposition, when you consider the vastness of China.
Along the way, he photographed himself. We’ve all seen those “picture a day” time lapse videos. But the five minute version of Rehage’s epic walkabout, eventually covering over 4,000 kilometers, is in a league of its own.We see a young, clean shaven man being changed by his adventure.