4 lanes equals 8 lanes

Trip Start Aug 31, 2009
Trip End Feb 14, 2010

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Salma Camp

Flag of Egypt  , Al Qahirah,
Sunday, December 20, 2009

We headed into Central Cairo to the Syrian Embassy today, thank god we took a taxi. To set the scene 4 marked lanes on the road equals at least 8 lanes of traffic.. 6 lanes = 12.. this is no joke.. and it is fast moving.

Lybia, our fixer has dropped off the face of the earth. We contacted another who was recommended to us from a recent traveler and the price for a 4 day transit was $2,500 US... Humm.

After a considerable time evaluating alternatives we have decided to go through Syria into Turkey and beyond.. Applied for the visa today and parted with $ 980 EP for 2 visas.

Oh the good part is we went to the Pyramids yesterday.. hired 2 horses and a camel and had a great time.. bad thing is my backside has suffered somewhat.. sitting down is now a little delicate.
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David on

Cheers Lisa & Darren, it was great travelling with you guys for the past 5 weeks. Best of luck crossing Europe, have a great , if cold, time and post lots of photos.
Cheers David

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