2013 / 03 Ice cold in Alex

Last week I had been in Trpoli, Libya, at “Algeria Square” where the final scene of the famous movie “Ice cold in Alex” was shot. Unfortunately no cold beer was served there anymore so that I thought it would be high time to go to Alexandria, Egypt, to get that beer. More by accident than by real planning it happended that only two weeks after my visit to Tripoli I sat in a restaurant in Alexandria and finally got my ice cold beer served there. I did actually not spend a lot of time in Alexandria but was happy to see that the old Bedfords are still in a wide and daily use, even a fairly old Ford attracted me – a nice sight beside ol these modern “one as the other” cars made in Korea and China…

18.03.2013 19:07 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 03 Tripoli and Khoms

I had the chance to spend another week between Tripoli and Khoms. In Tripoli I could take quite some “then & now” photographs, comparing the scenery of 1943 with the one of today. And I could recognize how small the world really is – by accident I met two old friends whom I had not expected to be there just in the very same moment as I was.

09.03.2013 10:30 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 02 Desert Vehicles Preservation Society
Desert Vehicles Preservation Society

A small group of enthusiasts ( I am one of them) has recently established the DVPS – Desert Vehicles Preservation Association. Everything is still in its early stages – but there are lots of ideas already.

09.03.2013 10:20 | Kuno Gross

2013 / 02 Minsk in Wintertime

Minsk in wintertime. It was really worth to spend a week in that town in February. Not too cold and not too much snow – and even the outdoor exhibitions of the museums were open (whilst in Switzerland they are normally closed between November and May).

09.03.2013 10:15 | Kuno Gross