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Old 12 Nov 2008
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Has any one got some cash for a Carnet de Passages.
My bank does not want to help me.lol
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Well Im'e not even going to ask my bank,
I know what the answer will be.

So if Egypt could be potentially ' out of bounds ' do we go to the west of Egypt, or the right of Egypt?

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I'm Looking @ a route in Libya will keep you up to date
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Hi Pete,
Like Tunisia, Libya, Sudan ?
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I had a look and it looks like Libya, Chad, Sudan.
I think we can do that.
Take a look at this and you will find your way down.
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Hi Peter,
Here is the Egypt Carnet info,

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/tri...t-of-countries
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Hi! I am now in Aswan waiting for fery to Sudan. In Libya You will need pay for police convoy. If You will go thro Sirya, Jordan and Egipat it will cost You 200 $ for car on each border for insurence and custom tax.
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Hi! I am now in Aswan waiting for fery to Sudan. In Libya You will need pay for police convoy. If You will go thro Sirya, Jordan and Egipat it will cost You 200 $ for car on each border for insurence and custom tax.
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Hello Davor, thank you for the updated information.
So if I drive through Turkey (Istanbul) to Syria, I need to pay $200 as I enter Syria ?
Also, following on from Syria into Jordan, I need to find another $200 to enter Jordan ?
Which border crossing is suitable from turkey into Syria, and from Syria into Jordan?

Muchas gratis
What about Saudi?
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Pete,

We are doing the same trip, so far we have one 4x4 and 2 bikes confirmed with a total of 8 people, 2 more bikes are maybe's, we will be leaving London on about 1st Nov. and arriving Cape Town at the end of Jan (3 Mths) we will try to catch up with you, but you are going to do in about 1/2 the time we have allocated, we are going to go Tunisia, Libya & Egypt way. I realize the canet is a bit of a bind but I am going the way of a Bank Guarantee. But it may change by then (Hopefully)

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Hi Paul,
When are you planning to leave, ?

I take it you are going to go for a carnet to pass through Egypt?

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Vette,

We are leaving on about 1st Nov. 2010 and yes we will be doing the canet thing thru Egypt, I can put up a Bank Guarantee, I have just been to Egypt for the 2nd time and my Daughters (Shae 20 & Ebanny 17) will be doing the trip as well and I really want them to see Egypt !

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Hi Paul,
I have also been to Egypt, done most of the tourist and non touristiy things.
If it wasn't for the excessive priced carnet, I would do it again.
However, as the carnet (bank deposit 80k worth) is not small change, I think I will pass on it.
I will look at a run through Europe to Istanbul, and through Turkey to Syria and Jordan, onto Saudi where I will head for Jeddah,
Simple ferry to Sawakin or Port Sudan, then down through Africa.
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Vette,

That does sound like a nice trip also but it ads alot of km and we are only limited to 3 mths. Canets in Egypt are a little excessive to say the least, when was talking to a friend about the expense who also wants to come but is a little less financial is looking at the possibllity of sending his vehicle from Libya to inside the Sudan border by an overland freight company, as it will not be released in Egypt should be no canet required (may be wishfull thinking tho) and the he will hire a car for the Egypt leg. Car hire in Egypt is relatavily cheap. I'll let you know in due course how he gets on with his enquiries.
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I had a look and it looks like Libya, Chad, Sudan.
I think we can do that.
Take a look at this and you will find your way down.
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Hi Pete,
Tunisia, Libya, Sudan?Any need for Chad?
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My Michelin maps are good but u can’t get from Libya to Sudan un less you go in to the NUBIAN DESERT and that is hard very hard.(only camels)
I have sent letters of to the Egyptian and Libyan embassy so as soon as I get any thing from them I will post it.

I would like to do Egypt but I don’t have that 800% that they want, but I hope we can get a Carnet at the gates but I don’t think that is going to happen, so if any one knows of a better way of getting in and out of Egypt please let us know.

One more thing, looks like my work might have some issues with me taking off for so long so I might have to look for work when I get back that is if I come back, I might just head to Australia or New Zeeland.

If I can’t get off I will do any route (THAT ROUTE THAT GRAHAM SAID LOOKS GOOD)

Hope the cash doesn’t run out!!!!!!!
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Hi Pete,
Well I stopped working in UK a couple of years ago.
I just follow the work and the rate paid.
Just follow the money, and get as close to the origin of the money as you can.
UK is down the pan, as far as an average man trying to earn a good living is concerned.
I think when we drive to Cape Town, we hope to have our other house ready and waiting for us.
So busy saving for our dream house some where in Platerkloof or Welgelegen, on the Tygerberg Hills, looking back towards Table Mountain and the Table Bay.
So no need to return to UK. Thank God !
Every time I return to UK, I see a further slide to 'untidyness' and a general feeling that there is no pride in the place, I currently work in Oslo, and can't wait to get back.
Who knows where next when this contract ends, if it does end, as it is simply 'renewable'
Living in Cape Town, I could still do my work in Oslo, it just meens a longer trip 'home'
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