Saturday, September 23 2006
2 years, 2 month, 1 day
About Travel Photography,
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!
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.
Land Rover 47,076km
Other cars 17,578km
www.thisfabtrek.com > journey
Destiny spills us back into Vienna.
Map: Down South, in a MB207.
We were close to being back on the road in the Land Rover.
On the road to Burkina Faso and further on to Ghana. A nice plan it was.
"But not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke," ... that came round by chain letter email just the other day.
Hasna is pregnant.
2 identical boys.
Due next year in March.
So we fly home on 6th of Aug and leave behind the Land Rover for the second time this year.
First to Morocco where we get a Visa.
Then on 12th further on to Marseille.
And then a train ride to Venice and finally Vienna.
Always in fear one of us (nothing dramatic in my case) could suffer a relapse of Malaria.
Malaria and pregnancy don't go well together.
Malaria never ever has shown up again. The Bamako treatment was successful.
And the babies seem to be well on their way, seem healthy.
And we are really happy about what's in the making, a family with 2 little boys.
What will it be like to travel with them in the Land Rover one day, in a few years time?
Just imagine ...
12th of September. we get married.
Hasna, Manfred, Sep. 2006.
Hasna's mother Zohra in bg.
Hasna and mother Zohra.
Close up, the way I like it.
Hasna and my nephew Marco.
All done and signed.
With Mirijam, my sister.
with my sister and brother.
with Michi and Sabine.
Wobi, many thanks.
Hasna and Zohra after the ceremony.
Another at close range.
In a mirror.
22nd of Sep. best friend Michael and Sabine get married
23rd of Sep. la fête de marriage.
Voici quelques images de la fête.
Delegation of Hasna's family.
Sylvia, Khadija, us in bg.
Suzanna, Zohra, Khadija, Hannah, Hasna, Somaya, Sylvia, Monika.
the same lot.
The journey continues.
There is this song by the Foo Fighters. "I'll be coming home next year." A beautiful straight
forward rock song.
It ends with something like "Say goodbye
now." A sad but really beautiful song.
Well the show goes on. Soon I'll be in Morocco, and then back in Mali, and back in Vienna next year for the birth of our two little boys.