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Old 1 May 2011
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Originally Posted by lorry View Post
hi all riders planning the east coast later this year
i know its a way off yet. but now that syria has kicked off, is everyone still going to be heading in that direction. If not, now that lybia is clearly not an option it seems the only way to go would be the ferry via venice. it may well have calmed down by the time we leave, just thinking out loud. anyone got an opinion?
I'll leave probably November and still hope Syria will be doable. If it changes for the worse. (which is a good chance) I might take this ferry too. But its an expensive trip this way, the ferry cost 448GBP, Venice to Alexandria.
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Old 1 May 2011
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I am actually starting to wonder what the attraction of going south is ?
I also wanted to go south, down to Cape Town.
But now the whole of Africa seems to be heading for self destruction.
Even looking at the situation in Sudan, makes me wonder just when its all going to kick off beteween north and south.
Some body just seemed to press the red button, and now all the tin pot nations there just want to uprise and revolt.

Instead of heading to the unstable south, I will head east, heading for Mongolia, with a thought about entering China.
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Austria - Cape Town

Hi all, i go on 31. july i try to go through Syria if it is possible if not i go over Cyprus ( With ferry ) you can follow my trip on


if any interessted to go a couple of weeks together pleasa leave a reply on



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Harry, good tip with the ferry to Cyprus. I will probably do the same if Syria will get worse.
Lorry, are you still ready to meet on Saturday?
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Old 21 May 2011
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Originally Posted by Maatle View Post
Hello everybody
I am planning a trip from Zurich to Cape Town starting in Nov. 2011. Ok, I know it's still a long time but I wanted to know whether there is anybody else planning such a trip for the same time.

My route would lead over Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botwana or Zimbabwe to South Africa.

I would enjoy company on my trip.

Hey Maatle

I am planning to ride from turkey to cape town same time..

Let me know your plan, I am flexible with dates

We can keep in touch on tigerranch@gmail.com



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Nairobi to Cape Town

Was planning a Nairobi to Cape town ride early 2011 would be interested in joining up with you in Kenya and riding down together.
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Hi guys
I just found out that the ferry from Venice to Alexandria does not transport any tourists anymore for unlimited time, due to the political situation in Syria.

Does anybody know an alternative? Maybe a ferry from Greece to Egypt?
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