Hi Geoff - I suppose with all that backing behind you -you had somebody 'arrange' to get your Libyan visas?
Would be interested to know how you obtained them though, as am going through the process of trying to get one myself, for travel early November, although I am doing my ride fairly unsupported, mostly self funded, on a Honda XR125L (about 5 to 6 times quicker than my pushbike that I was using until a gammy knee got in the way)
Can't say the London consulate was teribly helpful - was advised to sort it out when I got to Tunisia! - but think the girl on the phone didn't quite get it - so have sent them a nice letter, along with letters of endorsement from my supporters - Federation Aeronautique Internationale, International Gliding Commssion, British Gliding Association (Patron Duke of Edinburgh), Royal Aero Club of Great Britain (president Duke of York, patron HM The Queen) -see if it gets me anywhere. My contact in Libya given by the FAI doesn't seemed to have worked out as well.
ps Chris: phone number has changed for London consulate- is now 020 30069 890 - press button for visa section - general enquiries get's you nowhere apart from an answer machine. Don't know if fax number has changed -forgot to ask- sent letters by post.
Temhu agency was quoting 195 quid for a business visa + £55 when you got to border for plates etc. - but no gaurantees of wnat may happen at Tunisian side of border - believe some people had difficulty with the northern crossing point? Stated that the travel and transit visa's where only available for 3/4 weeks - seems there was a reversal of policy by someone, somewhere.
Chris P. Don't know about the Egyptian border- or coming into Libya that way - just hope I don't get stung as badly as the guys going through the ports from Turkey.
Seem's that there are quite a few people trying to get through Libya over next few months- be great if we could all assist each other with contacts etc.
Ride and Glide: Africa Cape to Cape?
(still a work in progress)
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