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Great, somebody with experience...so are you coming?
Would be nice, I've been a couple of times and even had relatives of a Gambian friend visit in Inverness.

But seriously, costs of driving an old Mecedes down there plus all the paperwork/baksheesh (I looked, plenty cheap for export on Ricado) and flying back would not be funded by it's sale.

So the purpose is for the trip........... ?

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Old 24.11.2010, 09:36
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Would be nice, I've been a couple of times and even had relatives of a Gambian friend visit in Inverness.

But seriously, costs of driving an old Mecedes down there plus all the paperwork/baksheesh (I looked, plenty cheap for export on Ricado) and flying back would not be funded by it's sale.

So the purpose is for the trip........... ?

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hmmm, purpose....that's a good one. Does it have to have a purpose....fight boredome I guess?
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Re: Drive to Gambia

It was our plan originally - until we worked out that there was more than enough to see in 4-5 weeks in Morocco - and without the ballache of import/export hassles at the flight back.

The Moroccan border in Ceuta is quite "special".

Doing for a giggle isn't worth it - it is 2200km from Zurich to Algercicas (the Spanish port I might have mis-spelled) - and you have to be focussed to get down there quickly. The Moroccan motorways are great - just don't speed.

We clocked up almost 9000km in 5 weeks - and were only able to do that because we had a car that was well prepared - freshly serviced, new tyres, new front suspension components, sump guard. You try the journey in a 500chf - for export - bargain basement Merc - you won't get very far.

We did Madrid to Chur in a day on the way back - 1800km in 16hrs.

Do it for a reason - and not to escape boredom
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Old 24.11.2010, 10:20
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It was our plan originally - until we worked out that there was more than enough to see in 4-5 weeks in Morocco - and without the ballache of import/export hassles at the flight back.

The Moroccan border in Ceuta is quite "special".

Doing for a giggle isn't worth it - it is 2200km from Zurich to Algercicas (the Spanish port I might have mis-spelled) - and you have to be focussed to get down there quickly. The Moroccan motorways are great - just don't speed.

We clocked up almost 9000km in 5 weeks - and were only able to do that because we had a car that was well prepared - freshly serviced, new tyres, new front suspension components, sump guard. You try the journey in a 500chf - for export - bargain basement Merc - you won't get very far.

We did Madrid to Chur in a day on the way back - 1800km in 16hrs.

Do it for a reason - and not to escape boredom
Well, I disagree on that...doing everything with a reason is highly illogial in my opinion...but nevertheless, I appreciate your input.
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Old 24.11.2010, 11:58
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Re: Drive to Gambia

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Starting date: Don't matter
Length of journey: approximately 3 weeks.
I think the main question is if you can survive 3 weeks and 2xxx kilometers stuck in a car with people you don't know too well (and vice versa). Could be carnage.
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Old 25.11.2010, 10:46
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I think the main question is if you can survive 3 weeks and 2xxx kilometers stuck in a car with people you don't know too well (and vice versa). Could be carnage.
2xxx kms only gets you to the port!!

Then you have the 2xxxkms across Morocco - and then the xxxx to Gambia. You'd want to know someone very well - and then also trust their driving!!
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Re: Drive to Gambia

Alright folks..bumpity bump. Seriously now, who's on board?
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Who's driving?
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Who's driving?
We'll take turns...
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Alright folks..bumpity bump. Seriously now, who's on board?
What's the planned itinary again?
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What's the planned itinary again?
Hmm, Switzerland...Spain...Morocco...Gambia. Detailed enough?
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Hmm, Switzerland...Spain...Morocco...Gambia. Detailed enough?
Interesting but I will probably 'disembark' and head east after Morocco...

When and how long?
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Interesting but I will probably 'disembark' and head east after Morocco...

When and how long?
..why, what's east of Morocco?

Not sure when....hmm, not sure how long. (these are things to be discussed)
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..why, what's east of Morocco?

Not sure when....hmm, not sure how long. (these are things to be discussed)
Algeria and Tunisia... unless you wanna take a step into the danger zone (Libya)
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Algeria and Tunisia... unless you wanna take a step into the danger zone (Libya)
Well, can't we hit Gambia first and then head east on a separate trip?
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Old 02.11.2011, 15:51
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Re: Drive to Gambia

When would you be planning the trip for? Would you accept a non-driver who has other talents?
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