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11. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Full Member 160 posts) 3y

I just read the post again.

Sorry to inform you of this, but i beleve at least 2 of your proposed countries
will deny you entry with an Israel stamp in your passport. (citation required, as visa/stamp issues change all the time).

Have a look at what you intend to do break it down into sections, choose 1 section and make that the trip of a lifetime. Lots of new travellers try to cram in too much, (i done it myself a few moons ago).

You wont look back on this with any favouable memories if you end up too tired to enjoy it.

12. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 3y

Quoting wizzmor1977

I just read the post again.

Sorry to inform you of this, but i beleve at least 2 of your proposed countries
will deny you entry with an Israel stamp in your passport. (citation required, as visa/stamp issues change all the time).

I missed that the first time too, but I also believe an Israeli stamp is likely to cause you problems when trying to enter Algeria and Libya.

13. Posted by Jonny Jenkins (Budding Member 37 posts) 3y

Hey guys,

I have to re-iterate the time scale on this one... Just finished doing a month road trip in Europe (France/Spain/Portugal)... and honestly, it was a TON of driving.... Not saying it's not doable, but My suggestion would be to pick fewer places so that you can try to enjoy them a little bit more... otherwise you will consistently be on the move.

That being said... if you can spring a little bit more time, it sounds like a PHENOMENAL experience and every challenge that pops up may just prove to enrich your stories that much more.

PS... Had a friend who took off to circle the world in his vehicle and planned a year... it took him almost four, and he said he had to skip a lot.

14. Posted by blitzboy69 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

Thanks a lot for the early responses
Especially Terry for the link
will check the site

I know there are a lot of hurdles. I am not averse to suggestions being a novice. In all i expect it is going to be around 35 K Kms in all give or take a few. But thats a broad brush. Some of the pointers given above are really good and have pointed me into areas which i was oblivious of . Will do research into that.

Regarding overstaying i don't think we have a problem as i am employed and will be on vaccations from my department and will go through their NOC. I have heard that this NOC kills the overstaying concerns of most embassies.

There was a point regarding Saudia Visa! what's the problem there? Don't they like visitors spending money in their country? I have been there once but flew in and out so it might be an issue by road but will take a note of it and check

As regards to the vehicle i admit that it's not the one fancied for such laborious trips but my selection is based on two things.. (1) Low cost of fuel (2) easy mechanics and repair costs + i know it inside out and can solve most of the issues by myself. I am planning to take extra essential parts plus kit along to be handy. Moreover we do not intend to race along the route or cover extra miles/ day, its a trip about mingling with people and places .. so i guess a snails pace shall do :)

I am looking forward to more ... Come on folks who have done it guide us through :)

15. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 3y

Quoting blitzboy69

There was a point regarding Saudia Visa! what's the problem there? Don't they like visitors spending money in their country? I have been there once but flew in and out so it might be an issue by road but will take a note of it and check

I believe it's hard to get a Saudi visa unless you're a Muslim and going for the Hajj, but you may be able to get a transit visa. I was under the impression that it was a hassle to get one of these too, but I don't know much more than that.

Keep us posted on your plans anyway - sounds like an amazing journey!

16. Posted by blitzboy69 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

Jonny Jenkins

Wat you say is very right. I agree totally. Having said that i reiterate that it's a flexible plan. We are looking at it as the ultimate fun/ adventurous trip of a life time. As i have to really convince folks at my job to grant me leave i am prepared to ask for more. Actually i am allowed to have a maximum of 6 months off but that's an option more likely without pay.
And we don't want it to be a marathon driving experience day in day out. We want to interact with people, see places. i myself am a military history nut and will be looking forward to do tours of famous European battlefields ...
I just threw the initial plan on the site cuz this seemed to me the wise thing to do. rather than thinking and planning it from the map i thought it better to put this one up for post-mortem beforehand to find it's follies and grey areas ...
So far plan is working cuz of folks like you who are sharing their experience :)

17. Posted by blitzboy69 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

bex 76

I believe it's hard to get a Saudi visa unless you're a Muslim and going for the Hajj, but you may be able to get a transit visa. I was under the impression that it was a hassle to get one of these too, but I don't know much more than that.

I am counting on religion card here . I am a muslim . By crossing Saudia by road i intend doing two things (1) a short pilgrimage and (2) Follow the path of lawrance of Arabia in his wild drive to Aqaba ... Hoping they will grant me visa for a month for a short pilgrimage . Will check on the transit option you gave also, sounds great and i think transit visas are relatively cheap too

18. Posted by blitzboy69 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

Sorry to inform you of this, but i beleve at least 2 of your proposed countries
will deny you entry with an Israel stamp in your passport. (citation required, as visa/stamp issues change all the time).

I agree. But there is a catch. My passport is not valid for Israel. I have read from another traveller with same issues that Israelis have devised a simple workable solution for this . On the border crossings they issue you visa bit do not stamp on your passport . Its stamped on a seperate form Ingenious solution i guess. This way my country's immigration won't see a problem once i will come back and i guess the same goes for the two country's you mentioned .
We can of course skip Israel but really want to go and see the places and the land

19. Posted by blitzboy69 (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y

Quoting Jonny Jenkins

Hey guys,

I have to re-iterate the time scale on this one... Just finished doing a month road trip in Europe (France/Spain/Portugal)... and honestly, it was a TON of driving.... Not saying it's not doable, but My suggestion would be to pick fewer places so that you can try to enjoy them a little bit more... otherwise you will consistently be on the move.

That being said... if you can spring a little bit more time, it sounds like a PHENOMENAL experience and every challenge that pops up may just prove to enrich your stories that much more.

PS... Had a friend who took off to circle the world in his vehicle and planned a year... it took him almost four, and he said he had to skip a lot.

Jonny wat do you Say 6 months will clinch it !!! we shall hate it to end it on the wrong side of Fun :(

20. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3719 posts) 3y

Quoting blitzboy69

I have read from another traveller with same issues that Israelis have devised a simple workable solution for this . On the border crossings they issue you visa bit do not stamp on your passport . Its stamped on a seperate form Ingenious solution i guess. This way my country's immigration won't see a problem once i will come back and i guess the same goes for the two country's you mentioned .

I would check what the current situation is with Israeli stamps, as my understanding was that the Israeli authorities do not stamp a piece of paper for you anymore, instead insisting that the stamp goes in your passport. This could have changed again though.