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Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

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About Travel Photography,
Colors of the World.

Manfred is creator of, 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. > journey > africa > mauritania

Honneur, Fraternité, Justice.

Map: Mauritania.

Colors of Mauritanian Highlights.

Pictures link to stories!

Me in Mauritania.
Route d'Espoir, Sep 2007.
Camel rider.
Friendly camel rider, wants to buy my MB 307, Sep 2007.
Green desert mountains, flooded desert.
Green desert mountains, Route d'Espoir, Sep 2007.
Isabel Fiadeiro, exhibition.
Isabel Fiadeiro exhibition, Nouakchott, Nov 2006.
Isabel Fiadeiro, exhibition.
Isabel Fiadeiro exhibition, Nouakchott, Nov 2006.
Sand storms, road to Mali.
Sand storms, Harmattan, road to Mali, Jul 2006.
Guelb el Makhsor
Guelb el Makhsor.
A Caravan
A caravan.
Ahmad Al Mahmoud Ben Chinguetti
Bedouin girl.
Bedouin girl.
Ahmad Al Mahmoud Ben Chinguetti.
Yetma, tea in Guelb Er Richat.
desert untouched Over all the desert untouched.
Fallen down Land Rover Fallen down Land Rover.
Hasna on snow board At night two vans in the dunes near the beach.
Hasna on snow board On snow board in the dunes.
Cap Blanche, stranded ship Cap Blanche, Nouadhibou.
Desert and Rain Nouadhibou to Nouakchott, desert and rain.

Subsequently we get through here again and again through Mauritania.

First time we spend nearly 2 month in Mauritania.


  • Links - gathered while in the country.

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Highlights. Images are linked to the story behind.

Mauritania desert mountain range, Green grass, Sahel rainy season.
Green Grass of the Mauri desert. Sep 2007.
Isabelle Fiadeiro, Nouakchott Nov 2006.
Isabel Fiadeiro, Nouakchott Nov 2006.
St.Louis to Atar, Mauritania.
Beach and Dunes, Mauritania, Dec2005.
Western Sahara trip, the Tan-Tan page
Nouadhibou, Mauritania. Sep2005. > journey > africa > mauritania

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