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Hi jc,

I thought the same route today in the work. If we could sort the visa problems for mentioned countries (Oman-Yemen-Etophia-Sudan--Egypt) then we'll probably do that route.

However, I have my carnet and I paid 500% deposit. But, for Egypt it is 800%. Can I pay the rest at the border and get it back when I come back?

Last question: Is there any ferry between Egypt-Jordan?

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Last question: Is there any ferry between Egypt-Jordan?

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Nuweiba <-> Aqaba, Didn't use that though but went through Israel. No problems getting through Syria or back to Saudi with the same passport. You can ask the Israelites to give you a paper to stamp instead of stamping your passport. If you want to be 100% sure of getting through Syria, use the ferry.
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Wow thats a lot of distance in a very short time. Looking at your intended itinerary I would skip Teheran as there is nothing much to see and spend time somewhere else (e.g. include Yadz or stay overnight in the zagros mountains norht west of Shiraz with nomands - bring tent and cooking gear). Iran is fantastic!
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However, I have my carnet and I paid 500% deposit. But, for Egypt it is 800%. Can I pay the rest at the border and get it back when I come back?
Is Egypt written in your carnet as a country where the carnet is or is not valid? Border staff have no way of knowing how much money you had to deposit and it isn't their concern. The carnet must be valid for Egypt. Normally, you have to state the countries you want to visit when applying for the carnet.
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Hi beddhist,

On my carne (got it from RAC, UK) there is a small list where it does not valid and it says "Except Iraq, Israel, India and Pakistan"
So, according your post, I can use my carne in Egypt as well. Am I right? Less than a week left and I am quite excited...

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Is Egypt written in your carnet as a country where the carnet is or is not valid? Border staff have no way of knowing how much money you had to deposit and it isn't their concern. The carnet must be valid for Egypt. Normally, you have to state the countries you want to visit when applying for the carnet.
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Strange, I would have thought that if you haven't deposited enough money for India then it's not enough for Egypt. Almost sounds like they made a mistake. Good for you.
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hi all..
i am in Venice now waiting for the ferry to Greece. I should have the one which was this morning but unfortunately my rear suspention has been broken in france near strasburg.

i went to a service in verone, italy and he said it will take 5 days to get e new one. anyway i will change it in Turkey. first day i rode 22 hours and slept only 2 hours in a toilette in switzerland. even so i missed the ferry



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Wow thats a lot of distance in a very short time. Looking at your intended itinerary I would skip Teheran as there is nothing much to see and spend time somewhere else (e.g. include Yadz or stay overnight in the zagros mountains norht west of Shiraz with nomands - bring tent and cooking gear). Iran is fantastic!
How can I organize this staying with nomads thing and how much do I pay them? Thanks
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hi all..
i am in Venice now waiting for the ferry to Greece. I should have the one which was this morning but unfortunately my rear suspention has been broken in france near strasburg.

i went to a service in verone, italy and he said it will take 5 days to get e new one. anyway i will change it in Turkey. first day i rode 22 hours and slept only 2 hours in a toilette in switzerland. even so i missed the ferry



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whats the status of your Saudi visa ? If you ever manage to get into this country, and going to Bahrain then pls do drop in to my place for some coffee and a chat (sorry can't offer you )

I'm located at Al-Khobar and its the city from where the bridge (causeway)to Bahrain starts from.

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