preparations are going well. The Sudan visa is in preparation. We tried to get it from the consulate in Frankfurt. But they said visas can only be issued at the embassy in Berlin. I am not really certain what the consulate in Frankfurt is good for than, but never mind. Since Berlin is quite far away from the places we are right now and we don’t have the time to go their we ordered a visa company to get the Sudanese visa for us. That’s definitely cheaper than driving there. So right now they are working on it. Fingers crossed it will work out well.
In the time being preparations are going well. Not much left to do but some modifications on the bikes, which will probably be done next week.
Until then we can only dream of our trip. Thankfully the toy industry is very helpful.
After longer contact with the turkisch shipping agency we determined the 16th of August as our shipping date from Iskenderun to Damietta. So this is our first deadline, yet, its not too bad if we won´t make it since the vessel is leaving every week and they have plenty of space for motorbikes.
The paperwork for the trip is coming together as well. First, we got our carnets!
With the carnet and a tonn of additional paperwork we went to the ethiopian embassy in Frankfurt and got our ethiopian visa 🙂
The visa application was relatively hassle free and after only 4:30 h we could collect our visa. It was not very clear which kind of additional information they needed, so we just copied everything we have and handed this in with the application…