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What is a good resource for finding out about laws and so on in each country: entrance requirements, equipment, insurance, etc?

I've posted a thread here: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f7/taking-car-europe-4404637/

...but the short version is, my wife and I are thinking about a much more leisurely and comfortable version of your trip but around the northern Mediterranean. Portugal to Greece, renting an apartment for a month or two in cities along the way. Altogether it will cost less to ship a car than rent for that period. We're planning 8 months total, with a month on each end without the Jeep as it gets shipped to and from... so six months in the EU with a US registered car.

Is there a good single information source?
 

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Hi Everyone,

After a huge amount of work I'm proud to announce I've published my second major book, documenting my entire expedition around Africa.

'The Road Chose Me Volume 2: Three years and 54,000 miles around Africa' is available now in paperback and eBook format.

Amazon (Paperback and eBook): https://amzn.to/3pnVKu6
Apple Books (eBook): https://apple.co/34GYBXd



This book documents my entire three year African expedition from start to finish. It covers the preparation, the adventures, the characters I met, the misadventures, the logistics, touches on politics and my loneliness and so, so much more.
At 375 pages it's 50% bigger than my first book, and it has been an enormous amount of work to bring this to life!

INTRODUCTION
(From the book)

Bumping along a gravel road in Guatemala with my friend Kate I clearly remember discussing overland travel and what it might mean for my life. Two continuous years exploring foreign countries was substantially bigger than anything I had attempted before. To be perfectly honest, I still wasn't sure it was for me.

"There are really only two options," I said.
"Either this Alaska to Argentina drive satisfies my urge and I'll never do this kind of thing again, or I'll be addicted for life."

The fact this book exists tells you which way that went.

When I set out to drive from Alaska to Argentina I didn't know what to expect. I knew almost nothing about border crossings, bribery or if I could learn another language. My plan was to go until I didn't enjoy it any more, then do something else with my life. This meant I didn't feel any pressure. If my little Jeep got stolen or destroyed I could simply walk away. I hadn't made any promises, and virtually nobody outside my family knew of The Road Chose Me.

The Africa expedition was very different from the start. I began planning and dreaming fully aware of what I was getting into. I knew how disciplined I would have to be while saving money, and how difficult it would be to leave my comfortable life behind. I knew the depths of loneliness that were in front of me, and how hard it would be to push through my fears and doubts. To put it simply, I knew exactly what I was signing myself up for - or at least I thought I did.

I again quit my job and sold everything I wasn't taking, and I promised a lot of people I would complete the lap around Africa. Once I committed, I was all in. There would be no turning back or stopping early this time. I knew an expedition all the way around Africa would be an enormous adventure, and it turned out to be a thousand times more than even I dreamed possible.

Africa and her people taught me so much and I feel a great responsibility to do their story justice. After three months I thought I knew everything. Then after twelve months I realized that was all garbage and I had a new perspective. This learning process was continuous as I tried to keep my eyes and ears open to the world I was experiencing.

Like volume one, this book contains more than just tales of adventure, but also the lifelong lessons I will never forget. Fair warning, some lessons are controversial and will be difficult for readers in the developed world. I learned volumes about how the world views and treats Africa, making it impossible not to touch on politics. To be perfectly honest, most of what I learned makes me sick to my stomach. I hope you will keep an open mind as you make this journey of discovery with me.

Throughout the expedition the endless kindness and warmth of the African people was a constant. Without their love and encouragement my dream wouldn't have been possible.

So much is outside my control while on these expeditions I often feel as if I'm on a roller coaster, taking the unexpected twists and turns as they come. All I can do is plant a smile on my face, hold on and enjoy the ride. So strap yourself in as we embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

-Dan

Also available, as a companion to the written account of the journey is a 75 page full color photography book from the expedition.
In this book I have a double-page spread from each of the 35 countries I visited, showing the stunning landscapes, wildlife, people and wild places I visited.

'999 Days Around Africa: The Road Chose me' is available as a full-color photography book:

Amazon (printed color book): https://amzn.to/2H93IUH

 

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That sounds like an epic trip, and I’ll make it a point to pick up your book. I really enjoyed The Long Way Down, but for an unexpected reason: it was the exposure to Africa and it’s people which was so intriguing. I look forward to reading your book.
 

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Hey Dan -

I just finished your book covering your Alaska to South America trip. What an amazing trip it was, and I really enjoyed your book. I'm just about to start the Africa journey, and I'm looking forward to that as well.

I love your writing style, and thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions of all your adventures. But at the end of the day, I most enjoyed your insights into life. It was truly an epic journey in every way.

For anyone watching, I highly recommend Dan's books. Definitely a great read.

Jeff
 

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Just added your book to my Amazon cart! Look forward to reading. :cheers:
 
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