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Master Gallery. Colors, Countries and Fab Back Pages.

The clock stopped after 9 years, 26 days on 17th of August 2013

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!

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.

Travelled 325,985kms

Travel Blog

contains Festival/Fiesta/Art photography.

"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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prep-time > 2004 > 2005 > 2006 > 2007 > 2008 > 2009 > 2010 > 2011 > 2012 > 2013

Galleries from Africa.

Gnaoua/Gnawa, Essaouira, Morocco.
Morocco, 428 days.
Land Rover on dune, sun sets behind.
Mauritania, 68 days.
Mali, Essakane festifal, Khaira Arby kisses an old woman.
Mali, 290 days.
African boys on beach in Djembering.
Senegal-Gambia, 80 days.
Conakry festival de la percussion, Djembe drummer.
Guinea, 111 days.
Cashew nuts Guinea Bissau.
Guinea-Bissau, 33 days.
Sierra Leone, Kent beach, Rasta men.
Sierra-Leone-Liberia, 26 days.
Yamousoukro, Basilica of my Lady peace.
Cote-D-Ivoire, 16 days.
Lake Volta Ghana, kids fetch water.
Ghana-Togo-Benin, 51 days.
Trackers, W National park. Burkina Faso,
Burkina-Faso, 37 days.
Overloaded pick-up trucks on route to Siva oasis, Harmattan heavy skies.
Egypt, 58 days.

Galleries from Asia.

Dusk, blue mosque Sultan Achmed, Istanbul.
Turkey, 81 days.
Palmyra, lady silhuette.
Syria, 20 days.
Petra Jordan through Siq, first glimbse of Treasure.
Jordan, 7 days.
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.
Israel-Palestine, 24 days.

Galleries from North America.

Carpark Los Angeles, California.
United States, 124 days.
Cardon Cactus, Baja California.
Mexico, 146 days.

Galleries from Central America and the Caribbean.

Ras Focus in Hopkins, Belize.
Belize, 11 days.
Maya mural, Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
Guatemala, 42 days.
A good Christian fights for the poor. Liberation theology started in San Salvador, Archbishop Oscar Romero only late became a radicali, he was killed 1980 while holding mass.
El Salvador, 6 days.
Volcano Momotombo, Lake Managua, at Leon Viejo village, very rough lake.
Nicaragua, 16 days.
Costa Rica Iguana.
Costa Rica, 23 days.
Tembleques, headgear, pearls, beads. carnival beauties, queen for a day, a year or a life time, Las Tablas, eleborate head gear.
Panama, 30 days.

Galleries from South America.

Salento, Colombia, colorful, painted houses.
Colombia, 29 days.
Salinas de Guaranda, Indigenas Andean fiesta of horses.
Ecuador, 66 days.
Arequipa Day.
Peru, 121 days.
Grande fiesta in Coipasa, Bolivia.
24 days in Bolivia.
So high above the wide glacier of Grey, Torres del Paine, Chile.
Argentina 29 days, Chile 98 days.

Galleries from Europe.

Florence cathedral, deatil front.
Italy, 83 days.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
Scotland, 48 days.
Cliffs of moher, Ireland.
Ireland, 14 days.
Orthodox country church, Dreptu Romania Bistrita, wooden with guilded domes.
Romania, 8 days.
Midnight sun Norway.
Scandinavia-Finland, 36 days.
Salamis.
Cyprus, 13 days.
Beach in Rhodes.
Greece, 21 days.
Twins in Torun.
Poland, 19 days.
On pebbles in Latvia.
Baltics, 14 days.
Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg.
Russia, 5 days.
St. Remy boys.
France, 90 days.

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The Fab Back pages, pictures are linked with their stories.

The Yaghan, also called Yamana are the indigenous peoples of the Southern Cone, who are regarded as the southernmost peoples in the world.
Hitch hiking Ushuaia to Buenos Aires.
Grey glacier is below.
Torres del Paine walk, Mar2013.
O'Higgins lake and glacier.
Careterra Austral, O'Higgins glacier.
The Chaiten lahar spilt into the sea, Chilean flag, for hope.
La Serena to Puerto Varas.
Geysers de Tatio.
San Pedro Atacama to Antofagasta Dec2012.
Laguna Colorada, red.
Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama.
Coipasa, island on Salare Coipasa, Bolivia, great Aymara fiesta, great indigenous people.
Huayna Potosi to Sajama, Coipasa, Uyuni.
Up in the clouds Machu Picchu mountain.
Lima, Machu Picchu, La Paz.
Cusco, plaza de armas with la catedral and la compania, Peru.
Puno and Cusco, Aug2012.
Volcanoes Pomerape and Parinacota, high up, northern Chile.
Pomerape and Parinacota, Aug2012.
Dancer in red decorated bikini and feathers, extatic dance, Arequipa Day.
Arequipa Day 2012.
Tradition has it to offer beer, splash it around on the dust of the bull fighting arena, or better hit the bull. Old woman in red traditional bollera and hat splashes beer. Huambo, Arequipa, Peru.
Colca Canyon tour, Aug2012.
There are worse places in the workd to pee, than in Huacachina desert dunescape.
Huacachina, Paracas, Nasca.
Hat and a white mask, men on Lima Independence Day in Peru.
Lima, Peru, Independence Day.
The road and Cordillera Blanca, Peru on 4,000m.
Jul2012, Cordillera Blanca.
Outside San Francisco, Cajamarca, more people gather in protests of Newmont's Conga mine project, after clashes with police in Celendine have killed 3 people during the day.
Cajamarca protests.
Canoe journey. A short rest on banks of Huallaga River. Peru.
Peruvian rainforest.
Deathly face.
Sipan, Chimu and Mochica tombs.
Four ponchos, four hats, Indigenas fiesta of horses, Salinas de Guaranda, the Ecuadorian Andes.
Salinas, Chimborazo, to Cuenca.
Preparing yuca/cassava/manioc flower. Yuca bread in Ecuador Amazon basin.
Cotopaxi to Amazon Rainforest.
Salento, Colombia.
Bogota, Medellin, Salento with twins.
Man and hat on main square of Villa de Leyva, Colombia.
Cartagena to Bogota Mar/Apr2012.
Kuna man.
Kuna Yala San Blas islands, journey in boats.
Lonley on glisten ocean. Kite surfing, Punta Chame.
Beaches, sun, ocean.
Eleborate head gear, tembleques, pollera dresses, Carnival de Panama in Las Tablas.
Carnival Las Tablas Feb2012.
Surfers looking out on Caribbean Sea, Manzanillo, Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Feb2012.
Augusto Cesar Sandino. Nicaragua managua, mural.
Sandino and Nicaragua Jan2012.
Names of families murdered in El Mozote massacre 1981, El Salvador.
El Mozote, El Salvador, Jan2012.
Garifuna in Livingston, Guatemala.
Flores to Rio Dulce, Livingston to Antigua.
Maya Pyramids sticking out of the jungle, Tikal, Peten, Guatemala.
Maya Tikal, the El Mirador hike.
Mam man and daughter, Western Highlands, Guatemala.
Guatemala Dec2011.
Fiesta de quince anos. Mitla, Oaxaca.
Fiesta quince anos, Oaxaca Nov2011.
Calle Aldama Indio mural. Near Guerrero, Mexico City.
Mexico, Frida, Teotihuacan.
This is not North Korea, actually it is nurses marching on independence Day march in Cuernavaca, Mexico
Mex. Independence Day, Sep2011.
When the waves come. Pacific Ocean, Boca del Cielo.
Pacific Beaches, the waves come.
My boys in St. Quentin, the Lacandon Jungle.
Chiapas, Zapatistas, Lacandon.
Ras, Hopkins, Belize.
10 days Belize Aug2011.
My boys on top of van are reluctant to come down.
My boys during repairs Jul2011
First pink flamingo encounter Rio Lagartos.
Chichen Itza and Flamingos Rio Lagartos.
Uxmal, The Adivino, the Pyramid of the Magician. Maya site, Yucatan, Mexico.
Uxmal, Edzna and mission churches.
Up 20km from Papacatepeti volcano, my boys start Mexico.
The boys start Mexico July2011.
Gnaoua in Essaouira with drum jumps high.
Drum jumps high, Essaouira 2011.
Red Hot Mexican Chili Peppers.
Mexican road May2011.
Burt out Ford Explorer, Copper Canyon.
Copper Canyon May2011.
Cardon Cactus sunset Baja California.
Baja California Apr2011.
Pelicans California.
South after Oregon Apr2011.
Segou, Festival sur le Niger 7th edition.
Segou Festival, Feb2011.
Two camels kissing?
Jan2011. Down south, all terrorists?
Monument Valley.
Grand Canyon, Navajo Nation.
Joshua Tree.
Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Nov2010.
Surfer California sunset.
Portland to San Diego, Nov2010.
Flattery Cape, WA.
Seattle, Olympics, Oct2010.
Taxis, Manhatten, New York.
New York, Oct2010
My twin boys Daniel and David, look out from our MB307 van, Col d'Allos, France.
Holland, France, Italy Aug2010.
Theater Kapija, Sweden Abbekas.
Sweden, Denmark July2010.
Tattooed lady driver in American Vintage Car in Vasteras Power Bigmeet, Sweden.
Power Bigmeet Vasteras, July2010.
Boys on snow on a lake, Strynefjellet.
Glaciers, southern Norway.
Red boats in the harbour of Bodo, Norway, lit by midnight sun.
Chasing midnight sun; Nordkapp journey.
Suburbs, when it rains, St. Petersburg..
St. Petersburg, June2010.
Boys in hats on Latvian beach watch a bug on a stick.
The Baltics, June2010.
Boys in Torun.
Warsaw, Toruń, Gdansk, May2010.
Christina, sunset dance, Prassonissi.
Crete, Olympia, Athens, Delphi.
Cappadocia.
Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesos.
Yellow flowers, Salamis, Cyprus.
Cyprus, Mar2010.
Scratching head in Israel/Palestine.
Scratching head Israel/Palestine Mar2010.
Giza Great Pyramids.
Egyptian Pyramids, Islamic Cairo.
Bread is cycled in Cairo.
Eastern desert, flash floods, Sinai, Cairo.
Felucca Aswan
Aswan to Luxor, Egyptian Temples.
Alexandria, man lighting a cigarette, Egypt.
Hurghada. Egypt Dec2009.
Petra, Jordan.
Petra. Jordan Dec2009.
Jerash, Jordan.
Jerash. Jordan Dec2009.
Palmyra Tetrapylon at night.
Palmyra, Nov2009.
Friendly Syrian men in Ar-Raqqah.
Aleppo to Deir az-Zor, Nov2009.
Turkey, Mardin, olives.
Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Nov2009.
Mount Ararat.
Mount Ararat, Lake Van. Oct2009
Storm hit Holy Redeemer church, Ani, 1000 A.D.
Ani, ancient abandoned city.
Dome Ishan cathedral, Georgian church.
Erzurum-Artvin-Kars Oct2009.
Tortum Lake, Eastern Turkey.
Trabzon-Erzurum Oct2009.
Sultan Ahmed, Blue Mosque Istanbul.
Sultan Ahmed, Istanbul Sep2009.
Ladas in Sofia.
Bulgaria, Aug2009.
Sunset Grand-Popo, Benin, palms and beach.
Legend, Togo, Benin, Niger Apr2009.
Ghana, swaying palm trees.
Slavery and beaches, Ghana Mar2009.
Burkina, Faso, Arli National Park, family of Elephants.
Kicking the dust, Burkina Feb2009.
Mali, Dogon Country, Hand of Fatima.
Dogon Country, Jan2009.
Liberia, 6x6 Land Rover Defender, stuck in mud hole, muddy roads.
Liberian jungle roads, May2008.
Footballer on Lumley beach, Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone, sunset.
Lumley beach, Sierra Leone May2008.
Guinea Bissau, journey with the twins, Daniel and David.
Guinea Bissau. with twins, Apr2008.
Bassekou Kouyate
Festival sur le Niger. Feb2008.
Doundoun girl, Guinea Conakry.
Djembe d'Or, Conakry. Nov2007.
Sayon Camara.
Sayon Camara, Guinea. Nov2007.
Doyen, Sotikemo, Kouroukoro, Guinea.
Fouta Djallon, northern Guinea. Oct2007.
Mauritania desert mountain range, Green grass, Sahel rainy season.
Green Grass of the Mauri desert. Sep2007.
Alpi Apouane, Monte Pisamino, Vagli Sotto, Italia|Italy, Apr-Jun 2007.
Giro d'Italia with the twins. Apr-Jun 2007.
Concours National de la Percussion, Guinea Conakry 2006.
Percussion Competition, Conakry Dec2006.
Doundounba or Dundunba, Guinea Conakry 2006.
Doundounba, Conakry Dec2006.
Ballet Sanké Guinea Conakry 2006.
Ballet Sanké, Conakry Dec2006.
Jacques and the start of the Guinea adventure, Mount Nimba, N'zérékoré Nov 2006.
Jacques, N'zérékoré Nov2006.
Isabelle Fiadeiro, Nouakchott Nov 2006.
Isabel Fiadeiro, Nouakchott Nov2006.
Hasna, Vienna and we get married.
La fête de marriage. Vienna Sep2006.
Rachid Taha, Essaouira 2006.
Rachid Taha, Essaouira 2006.
Pat Metheny, Essaouira 2006.
Pat Metheny, Essaouira 2006.
Mahmoud Guinea, Essaouira 2006.
Mahmoud Guinéa, Essaouira 2006.
Djeneba Seck Singers.
Djénèba Singers, Segou, Mali, Feb2006.
Sekouba Bambino.
Sekouba Bambino, Segou, Mali, Feb2006.
Amy Sacko, Bassekou Kouyate.
Amy Sacko, Segou, Mali, Feb2006.
Dancers of Habib Koite.
Habib Dancers, Segou, Mali, Feb2006.
Djenne, Mud Mosque.
Mud Mosque, Djénné, Mali, Jan2006.
This was Essakane, Khaira Arby in Essakane, Festival au desert.
Kaïra Arby in Essakane, Mali, Jan2006.
This was Essakane/Tibuktu/Timbouctou Festival au desert, Touaregs/Tuaregs and camels.
Touareg/Tuareg in Essakane, Mali, Jan2006.
St.Louis to Atar, Mauritania.
Beach and Dunes, Mauritania, Dec2005.
Ile Goree Festival
Ile Gorée Diaspora Festival, Nov2005.
Senegal adventure.
Senegal Adventure, Oct2005.
Western Sahara trip, the Tan-Tan page
Nouadhibou, Mauritania. Sep2005.
Western Sahara trip, the Tan-Tan page
Western Sahara. Jul2005.
Diabate on Essaouira Festival
Gnaoua Festival. Jun2005.
Man in the Tannery in Fes Medina
Fes and Casa. Jun2005.
Merzouga and Hasna
Merzouga trip. Jun2005, meeting Hasna.
M#Goun in the back, Marika in front
Atlas crossing. May2005.
Land Rover in the Dunes, 3rd Axle in the air
Testing Land Rover. Apr2005.
morning coffe in the dessert watching the sunrise
M'Hamid to Foum Zguid. Mar2005.
Driving Black Valley in Kerry, Irelenad
Ireland, Dec2004
Scotland, Heidrun and start of winter
Scotland, Nov2004
Ullapool, Haensel, brother of Heidrun
Scotland, Sep2004
Outer Hebrides, coastal walk
Lewis, Scotland, Sep2004
Land Rover, early morning, sound of Bernaray
Hebrides, Scotland, Aug2004
Steven, Jon, myself at the end of the West Highland Way, Fort William
Fort William, Scotland, Aug2004

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