To be able to travel is a privilege. But not always possible for everyone. Here you can join as a mental traveler people who were able to travel around. Be it in the remote areas of the world, countries that are unsafe now, or journeys that were made many years ago.
Three women travelling on their own by car through Morocco in 1965
In 1965, Bert’s cousin Froukje travelled with two friends in a Citroën 2CV through Morocco to the deep South of that country. One would think that this was a risky thing to do, 3 women travelling on their own. But they were treated as royals! Everywhere they came, local people took care of them. If you want to know more, then you can read her amazing story here.
Southern Africa 1975
In 1975, Bert worked for 6 months in Johannesburg and travelled 7000 KM through the Southern part of Africa in a time of decolonization and disturbances. This was not only about adventure and going on safari. But also about the discrepancy between the things he saw on the spot and those things that were reported in the media back home. For him, then aged 22, this trip was a life changing event and the start of a lifelong passion for travelling and photography.
Afghanistan by car & driver, 1977
How did Afghanistan look in the 1970´s when traveling around was still a safe thing to do? Bert’s cousin Froukje traveled in 1977, together with friends, a month through this country in a hired car & driver. She has an interesting travel story to tell, and shares here rare slides.
A School for Girls Near Istanbul, 1997
Some people have traveled almost their whole life. They simply have to. They are usually – and probably because of that – very “connected”. Erika Atkinson, a dear and life long friend of Sibylle, shares one of her beautiful experiences with us. In this small essay, she connects time and places in a way only she can do.
BERT WENKENBACH photography
As our family and friends know, Bert has always loved to travel. Fortunately his wife Sibylle is infected by the same virus 🙂 Actually their families are infected, too, as you can see on this site. Bert has a dedicated site, when it comes to traveling and photography. If you want to have a look, please click a link below.