from Turkey into Syria
Wondering about taking a diesel Land Rover from Turkey into Syria for a brief trip this summer (at the halfway point of a run from the UK via Switz, Greece. Italy) - a few questions;
1. Can someone clarify about this diesel tax? How much is it? Is it a tax on diesel VEHICLES or on the importation of diesel FUEL? Surely everyone taking a diesel 4x4 into Syria cant sit there grinning and lie that they run on petrol with huge clouds of black smoke pouring out the back of a diesel-
2. What's the hassle at the border like? Is it a case of wait hours and get pestered for bribes (ok ok I am pessimistic - I lived in Cairo for 4 years) and are you likely to get secret police guys with Saddam moustaches (I have heard about the Mokhabarat!) insisting on searching the wagon and getting everything out of it?
3. Where's the best place to cross into Syria and back?
'91 LR 110 Def/Disco hybrid "Elsa"
Bring me the horizon....