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Colors of the World.

Manfred is creator of ThisFabTrek.com, travel photography, a travel blog and a photography blog (a journey from 2004 to 2013). 'I set out to see the colors of the world, always I try to capture the colors'.

Seeing, is understanding, so I report and photograph, but formost enjoy and live those different conceptions of life (all that TV [and the web] cannot give). I reject jealousy, animosity, bigotry. Be free!

Manfred in the desert of the Western Sahara

The mind, when pondering at night and always asked those questions. What am I doing in corporate wonderland of bank, university, office or church? Who is the other animal asleep deep inside, the thinker, punk, creative, or Indian, vagabond and healer, maybe artist, writer, photographer, traveler, globetrotter? Oh God, dare you to think. When I saw the lies, gambles and manipulations I follow the old dream and set out for the journey of life lived, the journey to see the colors of the world.

During years on the road I have taken the turns as they came along, and realized one thing: Only such a small part of the planet can be explored and such a vast land and sea mass will always remain unknown, to me; many swamps, jungles, deserts and oceans will never be traveled. But then I am father of twin boys, Daniel and David, my most important, and I show them some of the wonders and colors out there.

ThisFabTrek, Photography and Journey, the Stories from the Road and Life around the World, stopped in August 2013 after more than 9 years, Love and Peace.

Last vehicle.

G20, Chevy Gladiator.

Chevrolet Gladiator G20, The boys in Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
The boys and Chevy van, Peru.

The G20, the vehicle that came to me for the Americas adventures.

6 wheeled Land Rover.

Land Rover Defender 6x6
Link to Foley

The vehicle of the Africa adventures, a Foley 6-Wheeled Land Rover Defender.

Before, the MB307.

Manfred and MB307
Journey, Middle East.

The vehicle of the Middle-East and North-Cape Journeys. See all vehicles.

Daniel and David with nanny Aisha, the best we ever had, black African Woman carrying white twin babies, in Bamako, Mali.

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"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo.

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it, to tell the tale." Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel García Márquez.

"They never taught wandering in any school I attended. ... they never taught the art of writing a book, either. It's all so mysterious."
"Wandering is an art in itself. Wandering and writing don't mix"
"Writing demands commitment and if one thing your wanderer is allergic to is that very quality of commitment, for once one is committed he runs that very risk of failure ..." Wanderer - Sterling Hayden.

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. ... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. " - Wim Wenders.

"The worst prejudice we acquire during our youth is the idea that life is serious. Children have the right instincts: they know that life is not serious, and treat it as a game..." , Egon Friedell.

"How far you gonna go. Before you lose your way back home" - Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Achtung Baby, U2.

"If you want to be a hero well just follow me." - Working Class Hero, John Lennon.

"When I think of all the things I have done, I know that it's only just begun." - I love you, Lou Reed.

"One does not escape the Sahara - the Sahara let's you go or not" - Touareg.

"Planet earth is blue and there`s nothing I can do" - This is Ground Control to Major Tom, David Bowie.

"Glory for the crazy people/in this stupid world" - Ahmed Fouad Negm.

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Turkey.

Map of Turkey.

Colors of Turkish Highlights.

Feet on white chalky soil, Pamukkale.
Feet on white chalky soil, Pamukkale.
Library Ephesos.
Library Ephesos.
Frescoe, dome, rock church, Goerem.
Frescoe, dome, rock church, Goerem.
Tomatoes vendor cigarette smoking, Konya.
Tomatoes vendor cigarette smoking, Konya.
Gypsy girl, Zeugma Roman mosaic, Gaziantep museum, Turkey
Gypsy girl, Zeugma Roman mosaic, Gaziantep museum, Turkey
Woman, Diarbakir.
Woman, Diarbakir.
Tigis River, Hasankeyf.
Tigis River, Hasankeyf.
Mardin, exited children.
Mardin, exited children.
Aramaean monastery, Mor Gabriel, near Midyat, Turkey.
Aramaean monastery, Mor Gabriel, near Midyat, Turkey.
Lake Nemrut Crater, Eastern Turkey Van Province.
Lake Nemrut, Crater rim.
Turkish generosity, friendlyness, apples as a gift.
Apples as a gift, Turkish generosity.
Autumn colours, Nemrut, Turkey.
Autumn colours.
Aktamar Island, Turkey, Lake Van.
Aktamar Island, Turkey, Lake Van.
Mount Ararat.
Mount Ararat.
Child on parking in Ani, smokes cigarette.
Child smokes.
The Church of the Redeemer (Surb Prkich). Ani, Turkey.
The Church of the Redeemer, Ani.
St. Gregory of Tigran Honents. Ani, Turkey.
St. Gregory of Tigran Honents. Ani.
Church of St. Gregory of the Abughamrents. Ani.
Church of St. Gregory of the Abughamrents. Ani.
Kids in Ani.
Kids in Ani.
Horse pulled rake cart, Anatolia, making hay.
Horse pulled rake cart, Anatolia, making hay.
Shepards, Cildir Lake.
Shepards, Cildir Lake.
Red toned rock structures in Anatolia
Red toned rock structures in Anatolia.
Ishan, Georgian church, dome. Blue fresco.
Ishan, Georgian church, dome. Blue fresco.
Erzurum, double minaret medresse.
Erzurum, double minaret medresse.
Sumela Monastery, Turkey.
Sumela Monastery.
Camlikaya, old woman.
Camlikaya, old woman.
Tortum Lake cliffs.
Tortum and Coruh Valleys.
Carsi Camii, Mosque Bazaar Trabzon.
Carsi Camii, Mosque Bazaar Trabzon.
Hagia Sophia Trabzon.
Hagia Sophia Trabzon.
Mustapha Kemal Atatuerk.
Mustapha Kemal Atatürk.
Black Sea Coast.
Black Sea Coast. Filyos.
Shipyard Eregli, Black Sea coast Turkey.
Shipyard eregli, Black sea coast.
Turkish Airlines, wing over clouds.
Turkish Airlines, You feel like a star.
Christina, head in hand.
Christina, head in hand.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque Istanbul, Blue mosque.
Sutlan Ahmed, Blue Mosque Istanbul.
Galibolu/Galipoli boats in port.
Gallipoi, Dardanelle, boats in port.

back in Turkey, after the Middle East.

Turkey, another old dream destination.

  • 2009 11 05 Gaziantep - Kurdish Turkey/Turkish Kurdistan. South Eastern Turkey, Mardin, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Aramaean Monasteries.
  • 2009 10 17 Van - Holy Mount Ararat, lazy serene Lake Van.
  • 2009 10 10 Ani - Ancient, uninhabited, medieval city of 200000 around 1000 A.D.
  • 2009 10 10 Kars - Erzurum to Yusufeli to Artvin to Kars, the Georgian churches and monasteries tour. October 2009.
  • 2009 10 03 Erzurum - Trabzon to Bayburt to Isper to Erzurum, Suleman monastery, Coruh river valley, Osk-Vank Georgian church. Wander between cultures and environments.
  • 2009 09 25 Trabzon - I have the flu. Black Sea coast, Safranbolu, Kastamonu, Samsun, Trabzon.
  • 2009 09 17 Istanbul - Gallipoli, Marmara coast, Bosporus, blue mosque Sultan Achmed, Aya Sofia.

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Highlights.

Amazing Frescoes, Cave churches Goereme, Cappadocia.
Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesos, 2010.
South Eastern Turkey, Kurdish regions, Mardin, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Aramaean Monasteries.
Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Oct2009.
Nemrut crater lake, near Lake Van.
Mount Ararat, Lake Van, Oct2009.
Ani-city walls, ancient, uninhabited, medieval city of 200000 around 1000 A.D.
Medieval Ani, Oct2009.
Dome Ishan cathedral, Georgian church.
Erzurum-Artvin-Kars Oct2009.
Tortum Lake, Trabzon to Erzurum, Coruh Valley etc.
Trabzon-Erzurum Oct2009.
Cute little red bus Sinop, Turkey.
Black Sea coast to Trabzon Sep2009.
Sultan Ahmed, Blue Mosque Istanbul.
Sultan Ahmed, Istanbul Sep2009.

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