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comment Overlanding without a Carnet de Passage?
@Annoyed I'm not asking which countries require a Carnet, I'm asking for real-life experiences while traveling without one. What I am claiming is that for us personally, our whole trip costed us less without a Carnet than when we would have got one. Granted, this includes the fact that we didn't bring the car back which means that we would have lost our deposit. I am sure (from personal experience) that there are a lot of overlanders who'd rather go without one, as selling the car over there can extend your trip (or lower its budget) substantially!
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comment Overlanding without a Carnet de Passage?
@Annoyed That's why he didn't have one, and that's what this whole question is about anyway: traveling without a Carnet ;-)
Feb
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comment Overlanding without a Carnet de Passage?
@Annoyed I don't really get your last comment. I know the purpose of a Carnet, and I'm sure - if you're going to return with your car and you have the money for the deposit available - that having one is easier and sometimes cheaper to get around. But those are 2 big if's which for us personally were both false.
Feb
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comment Overlanding without a Carnet de Passage?
@Annoyed Most of these taxes you have to pay anyway, Carnet or not. We met a lot of fellow overlanders on our trip, and when we told them about our border crossings they were all very jealous as they mostly had to pay the same amount as we did, and they had the extra burden of keeping their car fit to go back, and never go in on the sometimes very nice deals you get from locals on your car (as in: usually a lot more money than you paid for it in Europe).
Feb
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comment Overlanding without a Carnet de Passage?
@Annoyed Well, I don't know about you, but 5000 euro's is not something we just have laying around... Especially as we were starting a trip of at least three months... most people simply can't afford that, even if you know you get it back.
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comment Overlanding in Egypt without a carnet de passage?
About the documents: yep, I think that was enough. Should be an international driving license though... I'd ask my friend for the specifics, but he's travelling right now... until the middle of january somewhere ;-)
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answered Overlanding in Egypt without a carnet de passage?
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