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2015 / 02 Egypt - the Nile Delta

I had some days time to “explore” the Nile-Delta in Egypt in Februray. Driving the trinagle Cairo-Alexandria-Port Said-Ismailia and back to Cairo. The trip was uneventful and pleasant. Beside the fact that the miitary is on alert on all strategic positions there were neither bothering roadblocks nor was any other unpleasant experience made durign that short journey. Unfortunately the weather was not really the way I wished it to be: There was a lot of wind and – consequentially- dust in the air. Therefore I have not seen a lot of the “Delta” and since we came in late at night I was not able to see the Suez-Channel although we drove parallel to it from Port Said down to Ismailia. And – after being for the fourth time in Cairo- I have finally managed to see the Pyramides from close distance. A more than impressive view and experience.

29.03.2015 07:18 | Kuno Gross

2015 / 01 Aman - Hedjaz Railways

The Hedjaz Railways became famous by the movie “Lawrence of Arabia”. And it still exists today. If you should be once in Amman then have a look at the old railway station and the museum – in fact, the workshops could also be considered a museum… some of the equipments dates back to 1913 (and is still in working condition).

17.01.2015 11:52 | Kuno Gross

2015 / 01 New Book: Almasy's Ford A

We thought that it would be time to prepare a small pictorial book about the replica of Almasy's Ford A in the Sahara desert. Not much text and for sure not a guideline on how to restore an 1930 Ford A open cab pickup truck but actually a lot of photographs of the vehicle in the desert…

More about the book can be found here: Almasy's Ford A > LINK

01.12.2014 23:43 | Kuno Gross

2014 / 11 Soe more flying...

Thanks to the very good weather in the recent weeks I had the chance to enjoy two flights in vintage aircraft to the Alps. The first one was a flight in a very rare Max Holste 1521 Broussard, serial number 6 and the oldest of this type in airworthy condition. The second one in a 1957 Piper Super Cub which was equipped with ski… my first “Glacier Flight”. A gret and thrilling experience!

30.11.2014 21:07 | Kuno Gross