Anselm Nathanael Pahnke
Anselm Nathanael Pahnke is a 27-year-old geophysicist from Hamburg, Germany and has traveled the world by bike for the past 2.9 years. After 30,000 kms and 33 countries, he comes full circle in Laos. At the moment, there is no end to his journey and daily adventures in sight.
Where have you been and prior to your journey, where did you want to go?
A lot of tours were in Europe at the beginning, e.g. along the Mediterranean Sea from Portugal to Greece. In my first big solo tour, I led myself across the gigantic Rocky Mountains to Vancouver Islands in Canada.
Now I’m in vast China and 25,000 km are behind me. A rather unusual route took me here after I covered Myanmar and the Philippines in South-East Asia among others. Zigzagging through enormous and wild Africa starting in South Africa up to Israel. From there and with a couple forbidden treks into Iran by airplane and always towards the East across the roof of the world, the Pamir, then down to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to China. I travel quite spontaneously, that’s how such a route comes about.