(Day 48) Cairo – 17 May 2011

Distance for the day    – 0 km
Odometer                     – 13 998 km
Hours on the Bike        – 00:00
Donations up to date for Adelaide Hospital – R 234 296

We woke this morning with some anxiety to organize the shipment of our motorbikes. We had different quotes from companies in South Africa and sister companies in Cairo. There were a lot of unanswered questions with regards to the right procedures and paperwork that had to be finalized first. We realized that the language issue was going to be a problem and we had to get someone local to help us.

We went to the Hotel’s Concierge room and met with Ahmed Ismail. He immediately got to work and a few hours later, organised a meeting with a shipping company. We were shocked with the rates, especially if we wanted to air-freight our motorbikes back so we decided to rather do it by sea. We first had to deregister the motorbikes and return the Egyptian number plates to the licensing department.

Stelios, patiently waiting at the Licensing Department.

After all of this we paid the Shipping Company and signed the final documentation – job done thanks to the excellent work of Ahmed. Later that afternoon, we got a message to meet the following morning with the guy from the shipping company, for a final document that we had to sign.

Rufus handing the keys over to Mostafa of the shipping company.

Night view of the wonderful InterContinental Cairo Citystars Hotel.

We had one day left to explore Cairo before leaving for home the next evening. We could not wait!

The Michelin Anakee 2 after 14 000 km

Heidenau K60 after 14 800 km


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