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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.

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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Colors of Argentina and Chile.

Map of Argentina and Chile.

Argentinian and Chilean Highlights.

Pictures link to stories!

From the plane Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams.
Patagonian island glaciers.
C. and Chilean flag, Beagle channel crossing.
C. and Chilean flag.
On a wall imprinted Warhol like colored faces.
Faces, Ushuaia.
The Yaghan, also called Yámana are the indigenous peoples of the Southern Cone, who are regarded as the southernmost peoples in the world.
Yaghan mural in Ushuaia.
Hielo Sur in sun in back, Grey Glacier in shade, cold early morning 2nd day, Torres del Paine, Chile.
Grey glacier, early morning.
Grey glacier is below.
Posing in front of glacier. March 2013.
Of Hielo Sur and Glacier Grey, Torres del Paine.
Paso John Gardner view of Grey Glacier.
Torres del Paine.
Torres del Paine.
C. on a stone in French Valley, Torres del Paine.
Long legs, C. French Valley, Torres del Paine.
Ferry on Lago General Carrera, me in Patagonia.
Happy on Lago General Carrera.
The camp fire that kept me warm all night.
Andres, Valentina, Patagonia, road side camp, March 2013.
Part of Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
The O'Higgins glacier, Chile.
Me on top of Cerro Lopez, glacier Monte Tronador in back.
from the top of Cerro Lopez, Monte Tronador.
Perito Moreno glacier, viewing platforms.
Viewing platforms, Perito Moreno glacier Argentina, March 2013.
Woman, painted on sheets in Valparaiso.
Woman painted on sheets in Valparaiso.
My most loved Chevy van.
The end of my most loved Chevy van.
Over Lake Llaquihue.
Osorno Volcano, Feb2013.
Fitzroya trees and blue sky, Hornopiren NP, Chile.
Fitzroya trees in the sky.
The Chaiten lahar spilt into the sea, Chilean flag, for hope.
Where the lahar ended 2010 volcano eruption, Chaiten.
Salt perls.
Salt perls.
On an overcast day. Chile, Atacama, Valley de Luna.
Valley de Luna near San Pedro de Atacama.
San Pedro Atacama, quatbikes, in valley de muertos.
Quatbikes, valley de muertos, near San Pedro de Atacama.
Geysers of Tatio, Chile, Atacama.
Smoke on the water, Geysers of Tatio.
La Portada.
La Portada near Antofagasta.
Mountain range, coastal Atacama desert.
Desert coastal Las Lomitas, northern Chile, Pacific.
Snowcapped Pomerape and Parinacota volcanoes.
Altiplano and volcanoes Pomerape and Parinacota, Aug2012.
Llamas
Llamas.
Late sun and a bit of shade, deep bleu sky on Parinacota white church, up on 4,600m, Northern chile,
Parinacota white church on 4,500m.
Early morning, misty. David dirty face.
D&D, back on beach in Arica, Aug2012.

Chile and Argentina, the south, 2013.

Back in Chile Dec 2012 after Bolivia.

A Quicky in Chile, 3 days, Aug 2012.

So many so nice beers in Chile.

Food in Chile by comparison is lousy.

  • Escudo.
  • Cristal.
  • Kunstmann bier from Valvidia, Torobayo Ale, Bock, Lager Unfiltered shop (draught) and a few more.
  • Austral lager, calafate, and many more.
  • Salzburg cerveza artesanal in Valdivia, amber and negra shop.
  • Kross, Santiago shop is nice.
  • Morchela? shop in Puerto Varas.
  • Cuello Negra Valdivia, so very nice again, shop Ambar and Stout.
  • Chester, unfiltered in Puerto Varas.
  • Baguales Microbrewed in Puerto Natales rubia, pale beer: Bronze Medal Winner in Copa America 2011 Beers.
  • Becker, brewed and canned by Anheuser-Busch.
  • Baltica, brewed and canned by Anheuser-Busch.

Beers in Argentina.

  • Quilmes Cristal.
  • Iguana.
  • Manush, Kolsh, Stout, Milk Stout, Pale Ale, Honey Ale and many more, artesanal in Bariloche.
  • Gilbert, Roja Ale and Stout, artisanal in Bariloche.
  • Artesanal Chopen, Roja Patagonia, in El Calafate, in a bottle in Perito Moreno glacier cantine.
  • El Dragon Verde, in El Bolson, roja.
  • Beagle, Fuegian Ale in Ushuaia rubia (so nice, so fresh lemony), also roja and negra (not for me).
  • Isenbeck.
  • Biekert.
  • Baum Handwerk Bier in Mar del Plata.
  • Antares artesanal beer, a Mar del Plata invention franchised all over Argentina.
  • El Federal pub artesanal, in San Telmo Buenos Aires.
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 Jan2013.
A the shore high up at 4,200m guanacos on Laguna Miniques.
San Pedro Atacama to Antofagasta Dec2012.
Volcanoes Pomerape and Parinacota, high up, northern chile.
Pomerape and Parinacota, Aug2012.

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