... always were most important for me.
To know what's behind the horizon, which view may unfold behind the next hill-top, the immersion into foreign cultures, the crossing of borders - those things have always been the most important in my life.
The list of my most important trips ...
1970: Hamburg - Kathmandu -
Just turned 18 years, after completing high school
, another three friends a 10 years old VW-Bus overland
until the Himalajas.
1971: Off the beaten track to Kaschmir -
Afghanistan: the northern route, Pakistan: the southern route, Iraq, Syria and Lebnon.
1973: Driving in an Unimog to Afganistan -
Crossing Iran and Afghanistan, lowering the cost burden by taking tavellers on board as paying guests
1974: the big "Rödelei" -
A winter time journey in an Unimog to Persia, science, car break downs and the whole catastrophy.
- 3 men, 3 camels, maching though the Danakil desert, experiments to gain water from the air, ambushes and a lot of press attention.
1978: Iran before the revolution -
Transferring a brand new BMW to Teheran, enjoying the Persian spring time.
1982: GDR -
On board of the Germania VI
and the members of the Krupp foundation being guests of Erich Honecker.
1984: South America -
Crossing the Atlantic ocean on board of the Germania VI
, mountain trips in the Andes.
1985: Western Africa -
Acting as the Navigatoron board of the Germania VI
from the Canary islands to the Capeverdean islands.
Queuing up as No. 0011 I became an early member of the German headquarters of Globetrotters
Horst Walther, Hamburg