hehehe ha grad mine enkelchindli uf google earth zeiget, wo mer aubes düregfahre si.
wow, it is really nice to hear people talking about the Jonglei project. Actually, the bucket wheel you are seeing in this photo is the greatest landmark in my village. i was born about a kilometer away from where it is, in Jan 1984. a month later the constructed was forcefully stopped. i grew up along the canal until i left in 1991. the canal had no good intention for the local population. one horrific thing was that the canal was constructed without bridges for crossing to the other side. simply it was meant to confine the African-Sudanese to the western shore, a flooded area that was closer to the Nile from the west. The Arab-Sudanese would then be settled on the Eastern side where they would practice extensive agriculture as well as islamize the African-Sudanese.
the project was done with the knowledge of America which was leaning towards Khartoum rulers of the time due to their relationship with the then Sudanese military leader Jaffer NIMEIRI who graduated from a military college in the USA.
Such a callous ignorance is what makes most people hate American policies sometimes. Know after 2.5 million Sudanese died in the civil war, the US and its allies is trying to come to the South to Practice Agriculture. that stinks!!!!!
In 1979 two trucks Kenworth K100 from Friderici.
Made the journey from Ulm Germany to Lahore Pakistan to deliver there cargo and back to Switzerland
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One of the most difficult part of the journey between Europe and Iran was the Tahir pass (2465m)!
Specialy in winter.
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trucks coming from Europe or back from Asia where stopping in front of the Harem Hotel, waiting for the ferries to cross the Bosphorus.
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After 6 days of travel, most of the juggernaut coming from Europe where stopping for 24 or 48 hours at the Londra Camping before to continue there journey to Asia.
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I like very much this pictures!
I would like to use it for a book!
let me know