Sunday, October 24 2004
5 weeks since I left Edinburgh
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 8,607km parked in Edinburgh
Other cars, taxis 132km
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It sounds tough, but what is 7 weeks?
Still in Bludenz. It has been
5 weeks since I left the Land Rover in Edinburgh
to fly down to Zurich and further on to
Bludenz in the western most province of Austria to meet Heidrun who
I had met in Ullapool.
After 2 days here Heidrun and I started talking about the trip. All
she ever really wanted was to travel the world with a special interest
in traveling to northern countries like Greenland, Iceland, Norway and
yes Scotland but would not mind going to Africa, South America or Asia.
It did not take us much longer to decide that Heidrun would join This
Fab Trek. It takes Heidrun a couple of weeks though to actually go and
resign from her job. She will be out of it by the end of October. Obviously
I miss my flight back to Edinburgh which was due on 19th of October.
If all goes well we'll be on our way back to Scotland within the first
or second week of November. Moving pretty quickly I would say. We both
are dying to finally get out of here. After all this is Bludenz.
What's the plan you might ask? Tour around Scotland for a while, then
Ireland and back to London by mid, end of December. We are aware that
it's getting colder right now so expect that plan to change any time.
Once we leave Great Britain we'll be heading South via Holland, France
and Spain and maybe put in some skiing action somewhere (Alps, Pyrenees)
whenever and wherever it overcomes us. We are both quite enthused to
go about the whole thing as relaxed and laid back as possible. And being
Austrians, we both like skiing a lot.
Africa? Yes. That's the plan, the intermediary goal! Too busy is our
time right now and a lot of thinking and pondering needs to take place
first. We are prepared to let it happen, take the neccessary steps when
we think the time has come.
Black and White. Still love my FM2.
H. Still shy to have her picture taken.
But takes up photography pretty quickly.
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