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Travel Blog since 2004, Colors of the Worlds, ongoing travelogue.

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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What has happened so-far?

The Journey.

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Geographical index.

South America.

Central America, the Caribbean.

North America.

  • North America - the gorillas.
  • Mexico - Baja, Copper Canyon, a summer tour with my boys to Yucatan, Chiapas, and on, finally Oaxaca.
  • United States - So how did I get here? This is not my beautiful wife..., NY, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada. Olympics, Redwoods, Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley.

Asia.

  • Asia - that was brief.
  • Isreal-Palestine - Jerusalem, Hebron to Nablus.
  • Jordan - Jerash and Petra.
  • Syria - Aleppo to Deir az-Zor, Palmyra.
  • Turkey - Istanbul, Black Sea coast and the South East Kurdish regions.

Africa.

Europe.

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Kilometer Stats.: 325,985kms taveled overland.

325,985kms traveled 6x6 Land Rover Other Cars Trekking Trains Taxis Buses Car Ferries Boats
Sums 73,588 203,880 1,051 8,471 2,301 6,228 2,858 2,334
2004 13,899 2,639 243 150 20 46 504
2005 29,233 2,514 62

15 190 4
2006 7,071 20,830 28


110
2007 5,262 17,334 2 88
2 711 8
2008 8,615 25,438 55 2,120 258
136 162
2009 9,508 22,092 98 1,780 650 75 18 3
2010
48,113 196 1,291 273 55 874 7
2011
33,995 208 1,586 258 191 239 129
2012
30,154 151 1,456 842 5,844 77 2,021
2013
17,502 478 1,301 225 5,970 289 229

Last updated: 17th Aug 2013. Some categories omitted.

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