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Map of ThisFabTrek-photography journey.
'All good things they say never last, Love it is not Love until it's past'.
From: Sometimes it Snows in April - Amar - on Winter Chill.
When I went on the journey in 2004 I had a dream, that one day I would come home on a train, the day when all ends, and I would have two little boys disembarking with me, my boys. After the birth of Daniel and David in 2007 I wondered how or if the second part would ever come true. I was broke, with just 30 euros left in the bank, when I landed back in Vienna from Brazil in April 2013, but I had the coolest and saddest, most legendary Winter Chill tune in my ears, and I felt it wasn't over yet, borrowed money and hit the road with my preschoolers, back down south on the last FabTrek journey, in a VW van; It ain't over till it's over. 3 weeks Morocco and fantasia, 4 weeks Spain, and finally I found time for the grandest towns, from Sevilla, Mérida, Leon, A Coruña, to Bilbao, and many others, and we spent hours in museums, palaces, cathedrals, castles, hit the beaches during the day and tapas bars at night, my boys and I we had always been an amazing team. Around Toulouse we then got stranded, the van let us down, and it was not the first breakdown in 9 year of constant traveling, but the definite forever last one, and we hitched a ride with friends to Paris, and that was maybe just right in time for Daniel and David to see the Eiffel Tower and spend time overlooking from Sacré-Cœur the grandest city on them all. Mysteriously by train, making the dream come true on the very last day, we arrived back in Vienna in August 2013 and the FabTrek clock stopped there, forever. But then there might be a second edition, one day faraway.
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Hitch hiking Ushuaia to Buenos Aires.
Torres del Paine walk, Mar2013.
Careterra Austral, O'Higgins glacier.
La Serena to Puerto Varas.
San Pedro Atacama to Antofagasta Dec2012.
Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama.
Huayna Potosi to Sajama, Coipasa, Uyuni.
Lima, Machu Picchu, La Paz.
Puno and Cusco, Aug2012.
Pomerape and Parinacota, Aug2012.
Arequipa Day 2012.
Colca Canyon tour, Aug2012.
Huacachina, Paracas, Nasca.
Lima, Peru, Independence Day.
Jul2012, Cordillera Blanca.
Into the Peruvian rainforest.
Sipan, Chimu and Mochica tombs.
Salinas, Chimborazo, to Cuenca.
Cotopaxi to Amazon Rainforest.
Bogota, Medellin, Salento with twins.
Cartagena to Bogota Mar/Apr2012.
Kuna Yala San Blas islands, journey in boats.
Beaches, sun, ocean.
Carnival Las Tablas Feb2012.
Iguana, Cahuita, Costa Rica.
Sandino and Nicaragua Jan2012.
El Mozote, El Salvador, Jan2012.
Flores to Rio Dulce, Livingston to Antigua.
Maya Tikal, the El Mirador hike.
Fiesta quince anos, Oaxaca Nov2011.
Mexico, Frida, Teotihuacan.
Mex. Independence Day, Sep2011.
Pacific Beaches, the waves come.
Chiapas, Zapatistas, Lacandon.
10 days Belize Aug2011.
My boys during repairs Jul2011
Chichen Itza and Flamingos Rio Lagartos.
Uxmal, Edzna and mission churches.
The boys start Mexico July2011.
Drum jumps high, Essaouira 2011.
Mexican road May2011.
Copper Canyon May2011.
Baja California Apr2011.
South after Oregon, Apr2011.
Segou Festival, Feb2011.
Jan2011. Down south, all terrorists?
Grand Canyon, Navajo Nation.
Joshua Tree, Death Valley, Nov2010.
Portland to San Diego, Nov2010.
Seattle, Olympics, Oct2010.
New York, Oct2010
Holland, France, Italy Aug2010.
Sweden, Denmark July2010.
Power Bigmeet Vasteras, July2010.
Glaciers, southern Norway.
Chasing midnight sun; Nordkapp journey.
St. Petersburg, June2010.
The Baltics, June2010.
Warsaw, Toruń, Gdansk.
Crete, Olympia, Athens, Delphi.
Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesos.
Scratching head Israel/Palestine.
Egyptian Pyramids, Islamic Cairo.
Eastern desert, flash floods, Sinai, Cairo.
Aswan to Luxor, Egyptian Temples.
Hurghada. Egypt Dec2009.
Petra. Jordan Dec2009.
Jerash. Jordan Dec2009.
Aleppo to Deir az-Zor, Nov2009.
Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Nov2009.
Mount Ararat, Lake Van. Oct2009
Ani, ancient abandoned city.
Sultan Ahmed, Istanbul Sep2009.
Legend, Togo, Benin, Niger Apr2009.
Slavery and beaches, Ghana Mar2009.
Kicking the dust, Burkina Feb2009.
Dogon Country, Jan2009.
Liberian jungle roads, May2008.
Lumley beach, Sierra Leone May2008.
Guinea Bissau. with twins, Apr2008.
Festival sur le Niger. Feb2008.
Djembe d'Or, Conakry. Nov2007.
Sayon Camara, Guinea. Nov2007.
Fouta Djallon, northern Guinea. Oct2007.
Green Grass of the Mauri desert. Sep2007.
Giro d'Italia with the twins. Apr-Jun 2007.
Percussion Competition, Conakry Dec2006.
Doundounba, Conakry Dec2006.
Ballet Sanké, Conakry Dec2006.
Jacques, N'zérékoré Nov2006.
Isabel Fiadeiro, Nouakchott Nov2006.
La fête de marriage. Vienna Sep2006.
Rachid Taha, Essaouira 2006.
Pat Metheny, Essaouira 2006.
Mahmoud Guinéa, Essaouira 2006.
Djénèba Singers, Segou, Mali, Feb2006.
Sekouba Bambino, Segou, Mali, Feb2006.
Amy Sacko, Segou, Mali, Feb2006.
Habib Dancers, Segou, Mali, Feb2006.
Mud Mosque, Djénné, Mali, Jan2006.
Kaïra Arby in Essakane, Mali, Jan2006.
Touareg/Tuareg in Essakane, Mali, Jan2006.
Beach and Dunes, Mauritania, Dec2005.
Ile Gorée Diaspora Festival, Nov2005.
Senegal Adventure, Oct2005.
Nouadhibou, Mauritania. Sep2005.
Western Sahara. Jul2005.
Gnaoua Festival. Jun2005.
Fes and Casa. Jun2005.
Merzouga trip. Jun2005, meeting Hasna.
Atlas crossing. May2005.
Testing Land Rover. Apr2005.
M'Hamid to Foum Zguid. Mar2005.
Lewis, Scotland, Sep2004
Hebrides, Scotland, Aug2004
Fort William, Scotland, Aug2004