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Offline tomrinbellingham

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How to get Out of Africa into Europe???
« on: July 02, 2011, 08:12:32 pm »
 ???I am in Aswan, Egypt tonight and heading north along the Nile to the end of my Capetown to Cairo ride up the eastern side of Africa - in a week or maybe two. When I get to the top of Africa, I can't ride west into Libya and I can't ride east into Syria. The ferry that used to run from Alexandria to Italy isn't running anymore - as of a couple of weeks ago. The ferry that used to run from Israel to Greece isn't anymore - suspended until further notice. Flying my bike from Cairo International to to the northern side of the Mediterranean is too expensive.

There seems to be no other option but to put my bike in a crate and ship it somewhere on a cargo vessel while I fly there and wait God knows how long for it to show up, only to be raped by stevedores and port authorities getting it off the boat and back under me.

Anyone know of a viable solution - in the next couple of weeks?

Thanks, Tom
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Re: How to get Out of Africa into Europe???
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 08:30:36 pm »
Why can't you get into Syria? Visa issues?
 

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Re: How to get Out of Africa into Europe???
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 10:47:28 pm »
Is travelling from Cairo across the Suez & up to Israel (Eilat) still an option? If you can get into Israel, surely there should be something from Haifa to Larnaca / Greece etc? I did it in reverse about 20yrs ago, but things have changed a bit since then . . . he he he
 

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Re: How to get Out of Africa into Europe???
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011, 12:37:12 pm »
Tom sorry about this dilemma.  I am glad you are somewhere although stuck.  Unformtunately I can't help.  But feels very good to know you are well.  I hope you find some way round this problem.

Cheers. :thumleft:
« Last Edit: July 04, 2011, 12:38:11 pm by Mzee »
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Re: How to get Out of Africa into Europe???
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011, 08:32:32 pm »
Take the ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba, spend 2 weeks in Jordan seeing the sites (Amazing country), cross into Isreal and do more sites, catch a ferry to Cyprus and then onto Greece - Italy.

OR from Cyprus go to Turkey which is a wonderful country, and huge, filled with many great places and people!!!
« Last Edit: July 04, 2011, 08:40:22 pm by Bossies »
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