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figured it already for the carnet, but not sure yet for the visa... getting them in advance might be easier, but you have to take them with you and the timeframe may be too long, on the other hand I'm afraid of loosing too much time getting them on the road...
Anyway, I'll happily discuss this over a few s newt weekend..
Hi Jef, Thanks for your bit on congo. My planning is slowly coming together but unfortunately i have to go to work for 2 weeks on the 24th so i will miss the HU meeting. The visa thing is still a fluid issue, with dates and such.
It looks like we will depart at the end of October-ish at this stage.
Ride hard,ride safe- Ride on...with no regrets of life passed by.
I'll not be coming to the travelers meeting due to the distance, but I would like to do sometime and somewhere maybe in Scandinavia? -Grant.
When I apply for visas, I ask for entry month instead of date and this have worked so far. This gives a more flexible planning and no need to visit capitals.
I also enclose a map with planned route with application.
[This message has been edited by Skonte (edited 23 June 2003).]
what are your plans exactly for your european trip in August?
For the moment I have no fixed plans yet for the Europe part, but I was thinking about about doing Eastern Europe as well, but not sure about the direction yet. Also I might be coming home end of august for a few days before taking off for Africa...
Talk to you soon, let me know your plans and we'll see how we can team up.
p.s. anyone else wanting to do a (part) of european trip ni August, feel free...
We'd like to have more, and I'm sure there is enough demand, but someone has to start it. Once someone volunteers to host a meeting, there are usually plenty of others who will help out, and we will do all we can from here.
So who in Scandinavia is interested? Contact me via the "How to contact HU" link below or Skonte via the Email link above.
I was hoping to meet up with some of you either before or on the road round Europe/Eastern Europe/Turkey or Maroc this summer, but I'm sorry to say I had an accident in France last week and the bike is looking a bit written off!
If by some miracle I find the money to get it fixed or get another bike, I'd truly love to get back on the road and hopefully see some of you on the way, as it looks like similar routes are being planned to my intended one...
For all of you who've done west africa in the last few months or reckon they know...
ok, i know in theory i should have a carnet de passage, but i can't afford one (RAC-150% value of my van!)... i intend 3/4 months across Moroco- Maurit-Mali-Togo-Benin-Senegal and back.
From what i see lots make it without and are certain its not vital... but are there bribes all the time? If yes, do they tend to big? Others say don't try the trip without the carnet... i don't know what to believe.
Any or all your opinions very welcome.
Good luck to those of you heading off around Sept, might see yez around if they let me past borders.
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