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Old 14 Oct 2011
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Searching travellers for crossing Syria?

On our trip with 2 motorbikes (a couple) form the Netherlands to South Africa we are looking for other overlanders for crossing Syria. At this moment we are in the the area of Alanya (Turkey).

Maybe there are other travellers which will try to cross Syria around 23 October 2011? We really hope so! If somebody knows a better and saver way of coming into Jordan/Egypt, please contact us as well!

Willem and Esther
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Probably still possible and safe

I'm in Olympos, Turkey at the moment. About 15 minutes ago I was speaking to an overland tour truck driver. He left his passengers to fly Jordan to Turkey, but drove the truck through. He was saying it was ok, but wasn't sure if they would let motorcyclists across the border. He's a regular and they know him. He said to transit through is probably still ok, but touring around to see the sights probably not.

Hope that helps.
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Our friend is in the club from Cape town and has just done this trip on the opposite direction, from Egypt..
As what he tells, police check points in every 10 km,all your luggage is checked for several minutes each time and everything,panniers,luggage etc.are kicked and thrown on the road.
He is staying in our club in ─░stanbul now and he will be happy to answer all other questions you may have.
This is his facebook page link after he permitted me to write it here.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001551713210
Seems still there is no guaranty, all is in your own risk.
Hope you can do it and continue to realize your trip.

Wish you all the best.
mehmet zeki avar
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We're driving at the end of this month / early November if you want to wait out that long?
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