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Finding Meaning in Luxor

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The sun beat down as temperatures reached the upper 90′s. Sweat dripped off us as we hurried from shady spot to shady spot long the nearly empty streets. The heat even sapped the energy from the few, endlessly persistent touts…

The Crossing

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Day: 232 KLMS: 35,820 Lake Nasser, the largest man-made lake in the world, some 550 km long and 35 km across at its widest point, it forms the watery divide between Sudan and Egypt and is the setting for our next adventure.…

Out of Africa

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Day: 242 KLMS: 37,597 Egypt was the first country we’d been rather sceptical about visiting. With the ousting of Morsi only a few months previously and violent protests still occurring across Egypt the instability and unpredictability of the situation had…

Egypt and a plan B

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The latest information on the situation in Egypt concerning importing a 4×4 into the country is disturbing. A plan B (and C and D…) is essential   “Very recently the Egyptian Government has decided not to allow any 4×4 vehicles…

Welcome to…

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Once we had docked in Nuweiba, the fun started. Welcome to Egypt… or to Hell. Firstly the ferry called Queen Nefertiti was delayed about 3 hours and secondly when we finally had arrived to the harbor, for some reasons we…

Sinai Peninsula – Sharm and Dahab

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Sinai is a beautiful region of stunning desert and rich marine environments, wedged between Africa and Asia. It is called an intercontinental crossroads – prophets, nomads, exiles and conquerors have all left their footprints here. Due to unique location, Sinai…

Towards African mainland

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We decided to leave stunning Ras Mohammed and Sinai Peninsula and  go towards Cairo and Giza. To get to African mainland we used the  Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel, which is an automobile tunnel under the Suez Canal. When we finally got…

My Nuna, Dahab Egypt

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Our little daughter speaking double dutch in the small beach resort of Dahab in the Sinai, with us Priscilla and Sib. A beautiful place which is worth visiting even now. There’s no trouble, just friendly souls and beautiful diving facilities…

Lake Nasser Ferry Crossing Egypt to Sudan

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We used our African eMaps to drive south Egypt, Aswan and then arrange to catch the ferry to Wadi in northern Sudan, crossing via the lake Nasser ferry. Interesting people on the ferry, interesting 24 hrs. http://www.life2day.net Africa Shop…

Taba in Egypt to Eilat in Israel

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Crossing the border to Israel is another one of the infamous border crossings in Africa. Many travelers have told us about hours and hours of questioning and waiting. Some even say that they don’t even want to try as chances…

Leaving Egypt

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    Warning: This blog post has a lot of details, might seem a bit confusing, going back and forth between things, but that it how the last two weeks in Egypt felt like for me. We followed the news…

Sudan to Egypt on Lake Nasser

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Usually we post the border crossing info only on our unurban.no website, but this one was kind of different. It also turned out that we have a new record in time to get the car into a country. USA with…

And then we arrived in Egypt

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Somehow we did not read or pick up on the announced demonstration on the 30th of June in Egypt before we arrived in Aswan. As we talked with people in town, we realized quickly that something was going on. The…

Day 139…Luxor- Valley of the Kings

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Salaam, My route over the last few days I left Cairo at 5am and headed for the Pyramids again. I was really hoping for a nice pic of the pyramids with the bike. So I filled up and headed back…

Aswan

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After a week of being horizontal we headed off to Aswan to start the next leg of the trip. Along the way we stopped for somebody who had just written-off his car. From the state of the car we were…

Luxor to Red Sea

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In Luxor we stayed at a campsite called Razeiky Camp. This is a hotel with a large garden / sandpit and as we sat nursing ice cold beers in the afternoon heat we were told grand stories of yesteryear by…

Police in the desert

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As a student I had a Mini 1275 with a 34 litre fuel tank. Filling up a 90 litre gas guzzling 4×4 along with several 20 litre Jerry cans in Egypt 15 years later is considerably cheaper. In Cairo we…

Port Said to Cairo

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Egypt has a lot of mosquitoes. You would think the author would have warned us about this when he wrote about all the other plagues in the Old Testament. When we finally left Hotel De La Post the room looked…

Overland Golden Contact for Egypt

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Egypt Overland Vehicle and Tourist support regarding entering & leaving Aswan port and Egypt Contacts We recommend these Egyptian Agents Mr Mohamed Abouda Amir (Mohamed’s cousin) They deliver an incredible professional service around arranging all the paperwork, traffic checks, licenses,…

Aswan to Wadi Halfa via Lake Nasser

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boarding goods Fellow passengers Leaving the cars in Port Aswan Aswan to Wadi Halfa via Lake Nasser – 01/04/2013 The port at Aswan is hot, chaotic, busy, with boxes and luggage everywhere. We had an agent called Aswan ferry goods…

Turkey to Egypt

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Two posts in one day? A public holiday in Egypt with a car stuck in customs allows for these little lucky breaks. We arrived at Iskenderun on the Friday to buy our ferry tickets. These were bought through an agent…