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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.

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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
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The vehicle of the Africa adventures, a Foley 6-Wheeled Land Rover Defender.

Before, the MB307.

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The vehicle of the Middle-East and North-Cape Journies. See all vehicles.

Daniel and David with nanny Aisha, the best we ever had, black African Woman carrying white twin babies, in Bamako, Mali.

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"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 Peru, 121 days.

Map of Peru.

Peruvian Highlights.

Pictures link to stories!

Clouds all around on Cerro Machu Picchu.
Up in the clouds.
Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu.
From Condor Hill, 4,017m, view over Puno and Lake Titicaca, Peru
Puno and Lake Titicaca, Aug2012.
Hunchbacked old woman in Puno, Peru.
Hunchbacked old woman in Puno.
Cusco, plaza de armas with la catedral and la compania, Peru.
Cusco plaza de armas.
In Cusco, cobble stones and indigenous women in traditional dress, the boys like their lambs and I take a photo for a dollar.
Posing with indigenas and lambs, Cusco Aug2012.
I get up and he presses the shutter again.
Enough picture taking, Altiplano.
Arequipa Day, bodies painted blue, man and woman.
In blue on Arequipa Day.
It lasts forever, the folkloric dance groups come one after the other, 100+ dancers each. The music is Andino, Arequipa Day, Peru.
Andino music, Andino dances, Arequipa Day 2012.
Dancer in red decorated bikini and feathers, extatic dance, Arequipa Day.
Feathers and Flesh on Arequipa Day.
Arequipa Day.
Arequipa Day, Aug 2012.
Stone church, white wash, Maca in Colca Valley, Peru.
White church of Maca, Colca Canyon.
Mirador, Cruz del Condor, 4 traditionally dressed Indigenous women. Peru.
At Cruz del Condor, the twin boys Daniel and David.
Giant Condor over Colca Canyon, Peru.
Condor over Colca Canyon.
Oasis de Sangalle, Peru.
Warm in the sun, Oasis de Sangalle.
Bullfight Huambo.
Bullfight Huambo, August 2012.
There are worse places in the workd to pee, than in Huacachina desert dunescape.
Nice setting, Huacachina dunes.
In Paracas, very nice, spicy seafood and fish ceviche, sweat potatoe and corn. Peru.
Mixed Ceviche in Paracas.
Paracas NP.
Boys against sun, Paracas National Reserve.
Photo by David, Paracas, Peru.
Daniel and me, Paracas, David takes the photo.
Southern Peruvian desert road, where the famous Nazca lines are.
Road to Nazca, Panamericana through the desert.
Women from Puno, all in turquoise. Independence Day in Peru.
Joke, laugh, wait, Lima Independence Day Jul 28th, 2012.
Laughs while waiting to dance, Independence Day in Peru.
Man from Puno, Lima Peru Independence Day 2012.
All in green bollera, Puno woman, Lima Independence Day celebrations in Peru.
Puno woman laughs, Lima Independence Day 2012.
Hat and a white mask, men on Lima Independence Day in Peru.
White masked face, Lima Independence Day 2012.
Bollera dresses, green and orange, so beautiful, women from Puno dance and turn on Independence Day, in Lima plaza de armas, Peru.
Bolleras from Puno on Lima Independence Day 2012.
Glacier between Chopicalqui and Huascaran, Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
Between Huascaran and Chopicalqui.
Andino riders, laguna, Cordillera Blanca rocky mountains, Peru.
Andino riders, Cordillera Blanca Range.
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru.
Getting even more spectacular, Cordillera Huayhuash.
The road and Cordillera Blanca, Peru on 4,000m.
Past Conococha, Cordillera Blanca.
And there is a Peruvian flag, mirador to overlook the Caral archaeological site, Peru.
Up a mirador in Caral, 5,000 year old archaeological site.
Before we drive down.
The boys on top.
Conga no va!, Celendine house on plaza de armas, Peru, Cajamarca.
Conga no va!
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.
Conga protests in evening.
Daniel shade.
Daniel shade.
Kokama Kokamilla boy. Peru, Loreto, pueblo de 8 de octubre.
Boy of the Kokama Kokamilla.
On a side arm of the Huallaga river, a Kokama Kokamilla man fishes with his net, also piranhas, Peruvian jungle Loreto.
Evening, a canoe, a fisher man.
In morning light and passengers still sleep. On Maranon River, Peru.
Hammocks and life vests.
As sunrise light filters through hammock. On Maranon River journey, Peruvian jungle.
Boys still sleep.
The boat is  slowing down, we ready to land, people wait, Maranon River.
People wait on headland.
Eveningmotor taxi ride in Iquitos, Peru.
Auto rickshaws.
Tumbes, football cup victory celebrations in street at night.
Tumbes is hot.
Pacific sunset under a dark cloud. Mancora, Peru.
Pacific sunset under a dark cloud.
My boys, top of van, Pan Americana, Sechura desert, Northern Peru.
My boys, top of van.
Museo Arceological National Br├╝ning. Chimu mummy face.
Chimu mummy face.
Sipan archeological site, here the found the worlds most famous and richest grave after Tutankhamun, exhibited in the impressive Lambayeque Lord of Sipan museum, Northern Peru.
Sipan pyramids.

Start in Peru, May 26th, 2012, eventually stay 4 months.

Beers in Peru.

Cusco, plaza de armas with la catedral and la compania, Peru.
Puno and Cusco, 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.
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.
Washing snail shells they have gathered. Boy carries their pot back up. Nouria, in back, washes dishes. Laguna or swamp. Peruvian jungle, Cocama Cocamilla village.
Into the Peruvian rainforest.
Deathly face.
Sipan, Chimu and Mochica tombs.

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