Thats a real pain. Even more so, you can get your sudan visa in aswan in 30 mins !!
A few people there did only a few days ago. I dont know what the deal is there though.
Anyway, I arrived in wadi halfa yesterday and were still waiting for the barge.
The whole process in aswan is a bit of a nightmare to be honest...
Your FIRST step should be to go and see mr Saleh in Aswan on Friday or Saturday morning (after 9am) His office is one road back from the nile and the main strip "Corniche" ! Do you have Gps ??? The coordinates on the horizons threads are WRONG !! Its the "Blue nile ferry company" Its on Osm and t4a maps I think.
How many number plates do you have ?? You need TWO !! We had to have some made up in Aswan. I have coordinates of a workshop but not with me
On Saturday before the ferry, go to "The court" and wait 4-5 hours for you piece of paper to say you havnt commited any offences. check your details on the paper, they got ours mixed up and it took 3 hours to fix it. Get Mr Saleh to check it.
Then you buy your ferry tickets from Mr Saleh in his office.. NOT AT THE PORT.
On the monday, take you plates to the traffic police. after the paperwork, you get convoyed to port to do immigration, and load the ferry. its pretty organised at the traffic police and from there on.
Email me and tedmagnum(at)tedmagnum.com if you want more info.
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