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Old 28 Apr 2008
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siwa - bacharriya

hello
I have a question about the road between siwa and bacharriya. We have driven the road last summer and it wasn't that good. But we saw that they have ever worked on it to get the road better. Is there somebody who has driven the road this spring?? how was the road condition?? Still parts with soft sand??

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Thumbs up Siwa -Bahariya road

Hi
Just saw your post now ,hope my answer is not late?
The road is still awful as it is , and still need to do the damn army permits , and you can't camp there . that said you must do it in one day ,and it is 400 k.m and average hours to cover it like 10 hours in a safe way (driving -riding )
i know some local guys from the oases , they do it like in 5 hours . many serious accidents happened there . due to the very bad road condition and the careless high speed .
still i love to do it again and again ,it is really good journey
make sure to get enough fuel as there is nothing there but military check points every like 80 k.m
Omar
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Permission Siwa Bawiti

Is it true that is´t hard to get the Bawiti - Siwa permission (granted in Cairo)and it´s better to do the trip the other way around, as to say Siwa - Bawiti. To who we have to talk to get permits, the Egupt ambassy suggested Misr Travel in Cairo, are there any other suggestions ?

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We´ll do the trip from Bawiti to Siwa on 13.04.2009 if permission is granted - 2 persons and a 4x4.
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Is it true that is´t hard to get the Bawiti - Siwa permission (granted in Cairo)and it´s better to do the trip the other way around, as to say Siwa - Bawiti. To who we have to talk to get permits, the Egupt ambassy suggested Misr Travel in Cairo, are there any other suggestions ?

Thanks.
We´ll do the trip from Bawiti to Siwa on 13.04.2009 if permission is granted - 2 persons and a 4x4.
Hi
hope my reply is not late !
well on the 13th i will be heading from Alexandria to Siwa , will stay there 2 or 3 days then head to Bahariya oasis ,
you don't need any company to make your permits
its easier now ,way easier ,
where are you staying in in Siwa ?
you can contact Yousef in Siwa (+2 010 615 43 83 )
he is a local guide i deal with hem when im there ,and he is nice guy ,
he can help you with permits ,
you need a copy of your passport and to pay (think some thing around 10 us and same for the car ,) not so sure but its around that
you can contact me if you need any other help ,if you want to stay bit longer in Siwa i will hopefully be there like 7 or 8 pm
my phone number is +2 010 170 30 58
cheers
Omar
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Hey Omar

we´ve got some very nice pictures from you when we did the Siwa - Bahariya trip together - remember the rented Mitshubishi ?
how did your trip go with the French people ?
Give me your home adress and I will send you the photos by post, ok ?
(my emailadress is : bjorn DOT vercauteren AT pure-sang DOT net
PS we´ll meet again...
on the way to the Gilf Kebbir (inch Allah)

cheers,
Björn

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we´ve got some very nice pictures from you when we did the Siwa - Bahariya trip together - remember the rented Mitshubishi ?
how did your trip go with the French people ?
Give me your home adress and I will send you the photos by post, ok ?
(my emailadress is : bjorn DOT vercauteren AT pure-sang DOT net

PS we´ll meet again...
on the way to the Gilf Kebbir (inch Allah)

cheers,
Björn
Hi Bjorn
how are you ?
did you got my mail to the one you attached in the post ?
still waiting for the pics
cheers
Omar

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Hello Omar

didn´t receive your email. Try to send it to another adress of mine : bjornvercauten 'at' yahoo 'dot' co 'dot' uk
We´ll talk later on !!!
Cheers !!!

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didn´t receive your email. Try to send it to another adress of mine : bjornvercauten 'at' yahoo 'dot' co 'dot' uk
We´ll talk later on !!!
Cheers !!!
Hi Bjorn
i tired to mail you on that mail but its not working??
can you please mail me on omarmanosurr@hotmail.com
thanks a lot
Omar
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