Morocco 2013

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  1. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

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    As the time nears for this "meet up". I thought maybe a good idea to start a new thread as the adventure begins. A big thanks to Dave (snowbird) who originaly started the idea and no doubt expected 1 or 2 vans to join him, :Doh:

    We still have a potential 12 - 14 vans who will meet on Tuesday 15th January at Algeciras. Some are already in Spain and moving closer to the port town, others like myself are still in UK and making a mad dash, leaving within the next few days.

    I know many Funsters will be following the thread and checking on our progress, so lets do our best to provide information, pictures, highlights and hopefully no tales of woe...

    MOROCCO. 2013. - Here we go. :thumb:
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    Good Idea Brian, I think many of us may already have "fun" stickers on the van and I have this printed already from past rallies.
    Maybe I should have thought about it earlier and asked Jim to send me some stickers to hand out to people who dont have them.. !:Doh:
     
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    We are looking forward to joining you all in Algericas on the 15th. :thumb:

    Carol and Andrew
     
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    Fun sticker prepared, thank you Bryan.

    Van ready apart from clothes which will be loaded on Sunday then off to Dover Monday morning.

    Looking forward to meeting you all and having a great time in Morocco.

    Safe journeys to you all.

    Graham & Pat.
     
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    Just discovered a problem with Gwen's passport.
    Visa requirements say expiry must be 6 months after entry.
    Gwen's passport expires 2 July and we planned to cross 16 January so 14 days short of 6 months.
    Anybody know if they are really strict on this?
    Will a 20 euro note folded into the passport solve the problem?
    (there are countries I have been to where 5 euros would be enough and others where it would get you locked up)
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    oh er.. !!
    Cant help on that one...
    The Gov website does say no visa but 6 months min on passport.
    http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and...e-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/morocco

    Maybe a quick email to the Moroc embassy ??
    Or chance it and see what happens ?? Apparently the immigration is done on the boat, will they really count the months left ? They would maybe just stamp it or turn you around, so an expensive ferry trip...:Sad:
     
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    Passport


    We had the same problem and emailed the Moroccan Embassy London, they replied immediately explaining if you have a UK passport you need at least 3 months on your passport. :thumb: I think its six months if you need a Visa.
     
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    Mr Motorhome, thanks for the post - I have sent you a Private Message.
    Mike
     
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    We replied, it came back as not sent so tried again, let me know if it does not arrive.

    Andrew
     
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    Andrew I have sent another PM in case I typed my email address wrongly. Thanks for your help.

    Mike
     
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    So how long will you all be plotted up at Algeciras ?

    We are due to arrive in Zahora on the 16th.. If you are gonna be there a couple of days I will jump on the bike and take a ride over to say hello and grab a cuppa with you all :thumb:
     
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    Andrew - email received thanks.
    Brill service from a fellow Funster.

    Mike
     
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    As I understand it we will begin to congregate 14/15th with a view to crossing on 16th Jan.


    Regards Bryan
     
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    Yep.. Thats the plan...
    we will all meet / gather / invade on the 15th, get ferry tickets and shopping.
    Catch ferry on the 16th....:thumb:
     
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    Bugger.. oh well, have a great trip all of you ! :thumb:
     
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    Anybody know what the score is on importing alcohol to Morocco?
    I know what the limits are (that would last me about 5 mins. Well maybe 10). But do people tend to stock up at Lidl before going or do they just stick to the limits?
    Do the Moroccan Customs search your van on arrival looking for alcohol? Or are they like Admiral Nelson "I see no booze!"
    Mike
     
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    tonka Funster Life Member

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    From what i read they dont look to hard and everyone seems to take it in..
    BUT. they ask if you have any guns..:BigGrin:

    I guess one of the regulars will give us the lowdown in a bit..:thumb:
     
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    They seem a tolerant lot, it's on sale in the supermarkets, it's served in restaurants. We were often asked for a beer by naughty Moroccans.

    Which does not answer your question but gives an idea of the country. Which is Great !
     
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