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Old 30 Apr 2012
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Any advice with Taba border?

Hello,

I am in Suez, and I will try to reach Taba tomorrow. Any advice on crossing the border? Should I maybe try to sleep in Taba and cross next mornign -if it is a 8 hour procedure-. Is it that hard in Israel?. How about the Egyptian side, who gets my license plates and shit?. Fixers needed?. I have Sudanese visa stamped, but I can prove I've been in 60 countries in this trip, and I have photos and videos to show.

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I will answer myself for future traveller's reference:

The process is very straightforward on both sides. No fixers around, nor needed. I crossed from Egypt to Israel. Egypt side is a 1.5 hour process, you are guided all the time by friendly agents. The cost is around 50 LE.
Israel side: 5.5 hours, free. You are guided as well by agents and signs as you struggle with half of the population of Moscow. They make you unload all packages and they x-ray them. Then you go through passports and if you have visited arabic countries, you get the privilege of an interview with a very polite agent that takes around 30 minutes an then takes her time to come up with a veredict. Insurance, banking services and cafeteria are within 20 meters. They take your bike to a secret garage and proceed to explore everything and you are not allowed to be present. In general, the border seems to be madly paranoic.
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This is very helpful, thank you for posting.

What is your next move now that you are in Israel? I am in Luxor now and want to ship the bike to the US from Israel. Any advise?

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The insurance for the bike was an amazing 100 USD approx. for 15 days. Israel is a very expensive country.

I am currently working on how to get out of here. I was quoted by Grimaldi 700 Eur for a trip with my bike from Israel (Ashdod) to Italy, wich I accepted. Then they told me all the inside cabins were sold out, and that if I wanted an exterior one would be 950, wich I accepted. Then they told me that I had to go on a first class one because blahblah and the trip was gonna be 1200. So I kinda said no. I am right now studying the possibility of flying the bike to Istambul or Athens. I can keep you posted on the different prizes I am getting from cargo companies here if you wish.
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Im trying to cross from Israel back to Europe by boat or land.

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The insurance for the bike was an amazing 100 USD approx. for 15 days. Israel is a very expensive country.

I am currently working on how to get out of here. I was quoted by Grimaldi 700 Eur for a trip with my bike from Israel (Ashdod) to Italy, wich I accepted. Then they told me all the inside cabins were sold out, and that if I wanted an exterior one would be 950, wich I accepted. Then they told me that I had to go on a first class one because blahblah and the trip was gonna be 1200. So I kinda said no. I am right now studying the possibility of flying the bike to Istambul or Athens. I can keep you posted on the different prizes I am getting from cargo companies here if you wish.
Hi
Im trying to cross from Israel back to Europe by boat or land.
can you please share which way did you choose and how much?
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