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Other vehicles used over the years.

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.

Link to Foley

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. > land-rover > other-cars

The Landy

6 wheeled Land Rover in Morocco, M'Hamid to Foum Z'Guid
In Morocco, M'hamid to Foum Zguid

is covered here; Apart I use many other vehicles, sometimes just to get back to where the Land Rover is, sometimes for journeys in other parts of the world ...

Apart from the Landy

Volkswagen, T4.

Always wanted to have VW-bus.
A new van, a VW T4.

Ever since, from June 2013, the last of the many vans I had and loved.

G20 Gladiator, Chevrolet van.

Cordillera Blanca, Peru, the dirty Chevy Gladiator G20 van and my boys.
My boys and the van.

From Seattle to Valdivia in Chile, Oct10 to Feb13, 66,656kms on the Americas journey. Then it died like a cowboy standing in his boots and I took up the career of a backpacker.

MB 307, to Morocco, to Egypt, to the North Cape and down to Mali.

Spectacular 75,648 km.

Summer 2008, From Graz to Casablanca and back, August 2009 till April 2010 to the Middle East (Turkey, Syria, Egypt, and more, for 9 months), May to August 2010 with my twin boys to the Nordkapp, Norway and back, eventually Jan 2011 Vienna south to Bamako.

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MB 209 for the 4th descent Back Down South to Bamako

209 Hamburg to Bamako.

Summer 2008, Bought it in Hamburg, Led me back to Bamako in Dec 2008.


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MB 307 for the 3rd descent Back Down South to Bamako

Solid with lots of living room inside.

Apr to Sep 2007, first travelling with the twins 3 month Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, then on my own further on to Mauritania and Mali.


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Hyundai Galloper, 2nd descent Back Down South to Bamako.

Hyundai on first cold but still shiny bright October day in Vienna.
Hyundai Galopper.

Oct and Nov 2006. Vienna to Nouakchott to Bamako. 8,588kms.

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MB 207, 1st descent Back Down South to Bamako.

MB207 in Mali past Nioro du Sahel.
Already in Mali past Nioro du Sahel.

May to July 2006. Vienna to Morocco. And Morocco to Bamako. 12,242km.

Its durability makes the Mercedes Benz 207 the ultimate African van. After the journey I understand why they love them there so much.

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The Audi80 travel to and from the UK.

Audi 80 in Switzerland, on way to the UK.
In Switzerland.

Nov 2004. This is mostly covered here. 4,411km. > land-rover > other-cars

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