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Aqaba-Nuweiba (or anywhere in Egypt)

Hello everyone,

My name is Jeremy, i am currently doing a world tour by hitch-hiking... this one include the sea...

The aim of my project is to not spend a cent on the way of travelling and in the next days i will have to face a problem...
I am actually in Jordan and i am going then to Egypt and Soudan. As you maybe know, there is a way by the land to reach Egypt but this one lead you to go through Israel. As i want to go to Sudan after Egypt, i cant go through Israel because the visa from Israel will avoid the fact to have the visa to Sudan. Even if i want to have the israel visa on another paper, i will still have the stamp of my entrance to Egypt... by Israel.

So i will have to hitch hike a boat from Aqaba in Jordan to Nuweiba in Egypt.
Do you know if there is some depart from there or if anyone have done of know something about it?

Thank you

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Leaving Aqaba by boat

I have been to Aqaba (by ferry from Egypt) and it is a very busy port city since it is the only maritime outlet for Jordan. There is a marina there where you could see if anyone is going to Egypt; also you may be able to catch a ride on a commercial vessel since there is lots of contact between Jordan and Egypt. You might also see if your passport would need to get stamped in either Israel or Egypt. People there have a very pragmatic sense of how to deal with the issues. It is an odd place though to look out from the waterfront in Aqaba and see two other countries so close. Ny the way, Aqaba is a really nice place but not the cheapest in the area for sure.
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The last time I took the Aqaba-Nuweiba ferry was 15 years ago and I never spent much time in either or both (only used them as a quick technical scale on my way between the Sinai and Petra) but I recall a pretty extensive trafic among them.

It is a fun project you are doing. Out of curiosity: where are you now and when and from where did you leave? You remind me of my own Barcelona-Istambul hitch-hike in 1985.

Good luck!
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