Nexus Expedition Journal - 2017
As part of Nexus Expedition, Dimitri was able to complete in February the crossing of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by bicycle.

His wife Gulnara, as a female cyclist, was not able to receive a visa>

30 days: Jan 28th - Feb 26th.
2270 kms: 23 days spent cycling and 7 days spent visiting and resting.
(3 days spent in Riyadh, 1 day in Hail, 1 day in Al Jaharah, 1 day in Al Ula/Mada'in Saleh and 1 day in Tabuk).

As of March 1st 2017, Dimitri is now in Tala Bay, Aqaba, working with the Jordanian and Egyptian authorities to secure permissions to kayak across the Red Sea from Tala Bay to Taba Heights and being able to continue his human powered circumnavigation of the globe.

Gulnara is going to join him again in Jordan or Egypt so that they can cycle down together towards the southwestern coast of Africa, where the row across the Atlantic Ocean will begin.

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نيكساس للرحلات الاستكشافية
الثالث عشر من مارس
الى من يهمه الامر من بين سلطات جمهورية مصر العربية
اسمي ديميتري برنارد كيفير
انا مواطن فرنسي وامريكي بنفس الوقت وانا الان منشغل في رحلة استكشافية بالاعتماد على القوة العضلية للإنسان حول العالم والتي بدأتها من انكوريج الى الاسكا في امريكا بتاريخ 2005 وهذه الرحلة تتقدم بشكل متقطع وذلك حسب الاشتراطات والقيود الخاصة بالتأشيرات المحلية وكذلك تأثيرات الظروف الجوية .
ولقد قمت ولغاية الان بقطع مسافة 24,215 كيلومترات ( 15,046) من انكوريج الى الاسكا ثم العقبة في (الاردن)
وقد بدأت بالارتحال والسباحة والتزلج على الجليد والتجديف عبر الاسكا في امريكا وكذلك بيرنج ستريت وتشاكوتا في روسيا .
ثم قيادة الدراجة الهوائية خلال الشرق الاقصى لروسيا ثم منغوليا والصين وقازاقستان وقرغيزستان والطاكزستان واوزباكستان و تركمانستان و ايران .
ثم قمت بعدها بالتجديف بالقارب عبر مضيق هرمز من ايران الى عمان ثم بقيادة دراجة عبر الامارات العربية المتحدة والمملكة العربية السعودية والاردن .
ان زوجتي الروسية جولنارا كيفير سوف تبدؤوا بقيادة الدراجة الهوائية برفتي مرة اخرى في مصر وسوف نقوم معا بالتقدم الى الساحل الجنوبي الغربي لأفريقيا حيث سنقوم بالتجديف مرة اخرى عبر المحيط الاطلسي .
وانه في مصر نود ان نتبع الطريق التالي :
1- التجديف مسافة 17 كم من تالابيه في الاردن الى مرتفعات طابه في مصر
2- قيادة الدراجة الهوائية مسافة 310 كم من مرتفعات طابه في مصر الى التور وسوف نقوم خلال ذلك بعبور بلدات نيوبع و ذهب وشرم الشيخ
3- التجديف بالقارب مسافة 30 كم من التور ( جزيرة سيناء ) الى راس ديب في الاراضي المصرية
4- قيادة الدراجة الهوائية بمسافة 940 كم من راس ديب الاراضي المصرية الى ابو سنبل ( بحيرة اسوان ) عبر البلدات التالية : الغردقة ، صفاقة ، قنا ، اللقصر ، اسوان
5- التجديف بالقارب لمسافة 17 كم من ابو سنبل الى القسطل عبر( بحيرة اسوان )
6- قيادة الدراجة الهوائية بمسافة 45 كم من القسطل الى الحدود المصرية السودانية
المجموع : 1300 كم قيادة دراجة هوائية ( على ثلاث مراحل ) ، التجديف بالقارب مسافة 65 كم ( على ثلاث مراحل )

نحن الان نطلب التصريح والسماح لكي نتمكن من التجديف في الثلاث مراحل التالية وذلك لكي يتفق مع النظم الأساسية ل الملاحة البحرية العالمية باستخدام قوة الإنسان العضلية .
التجديف بالقارب لمسافة 17 كم من تالابيه في الاردن الى مرتفعات طابه في مصر
التجديف بالقارب لمسافة 30 كم من التور ( جزيرة سيناء ) الى راس ديب في الاراضي المصرية
التجديف بالقارب لمسافة 17 كم من ابو سنبل الى القسطل عبر( بحيرة اسوان )
نحن نتطلع آمالين وبشكل كبير ان نتمكن من عبور بلدكم بنجاح بواسطة الدراجة الهوائية وقارب التجديف
نعتذر اننا لا نستطيع ان نتواصل معكم بشكل أفضل باستخدام لغتكم وعلى أي حال نتمنى ان نستطيع ان نفهم احدنا الأخر
شاكرين لكم مقدما حسن ضيافتكم ودعمكم الطيب
ديميتري برنارد كيفير و جولنارا كيفير
نيكساس للرحلات الاستكشافية

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March 13th 2016
To whom it may concern amongst the authorities of the Arab Republic of Egypt:

My name is Dimitri Bernard Kieffer
I am a French and American citizen and I am currently in the midst of a human powered expedition around the world which I started in Anchorage, Alaska, USA in February 2005, progressing intermittently, according to local visa restrictions and weather conditions.

I have so far covered 24,215 kilometers (15,046 miles) from Anchorage, Alaska, USA to Aqaba (Jordan).

At first, trekking, swimming, skiing and rowing across Alaska (USA), the Bering Strait and Chukotka (Russia).
Then, cycling through Far Eastern Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran.
I then kayaked across the Strait of Hormuz from Iran to Oman and cycled further across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

My Russian wife Gulnara Kieffer is going to start cycle with me again in Egypt and together we will progress towards the southwestern coast of Africa, where the row across the Atlantic Ocean will begin.

In Egypt, we would like to follow this route:

1. Kayak 17 kms from Tala Bay (Jordan) to Taba Heights (Egypt).

2. Cycle 310 kms from Taba Heights (Egypt) to El Tur, while crossing the towns of Nuweiba, Dahab and Sharm El Sheikh.

3. Kayak 30 kms from El Tur (Sinai Peninsula) to Ras Dib (Egyptian mainland).

4. Cycle 940 kms from Ras Dib (Egyptian mainland) to Abu Simbel (lake Aswan) through the towns of: Hurghada, Safaga, Qena, Luxor and Aswan.

5. Kayak 17 kms from Abu Simbel to Qustul (across lake Aswan).

6. Cycle 45 kms from Qustul to the Egyptian-Sudanese border.

Total: 1300 kms cycling (in 3 sections), 65 kms kayaking (in 3 sections)

We are currently asking permission to be able to kayak the following three sections in order to comply with the established regulations of a human powered circumnavigation of the globe:

- Kayak 17 kms from Tala Bay (Jordan) to Taba Heights (Egypt).
- Kayak 30 kms from El Tur (Sinai Peninsula) to Ras Dib (Egyptian mainland).
- Kayak 17 kms from Abu Simbel to Qustul (across lake Aswan)

We are very much looking forward to be able to cross successfully your country via bicycle and kayak.

We apologize that we are not able to better communicate in your language.
Nevertheless, hopefully, we will be able to understand each other!
Thank you in advance for your hospitality and your kind support.

Dimitri Bernard & Gulnara Kieffer
Nexus Expedition
http://www.nexusexpedition.com/
Links & Additional Information:

Details on the 2017 Nexus Expedition Route in Egypt انقر هنا لمعرفة تفاصيل حول مسار نيكزس Nexus في مصر لعام 2017
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1ocUpzN9Tcz3T5g4zqbQIQjOO4oc&ll=28.052472255629212%2C33.36960215332033&z=11

To whom it may concern amongst the authorities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan:

My name is Dimitri Bernard Kieffer
I am a French and American citizen and I am currently in the midst of a human powered expedition around the world which I started in Anchorage, Alaska, USA in February 2005, progressing intermittently, according to local visa restrictions and weather conditions.

I have so far covered 24,215 kilometers (15,046 miles) from Anchorage, Alaska to Tala Bay, Aqaba (Jordan).
At first, trekking, swimming, skiing and rowing across Alaska, the Bering Strait and Chukotka (Russia). Then cycling through Far Eastern Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran.
I then kayaked across the Strait of Hormuz from Iran to Oman and cycled further across the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

I entered Jordan on February 26th 2017 through the border crossing of Haql (Saudi Arabia) - Durra (Jordan).

In Jordan, I then cycled 13 kms, until I reached the resort of Tala Bay, Aqaba.

I am currently a guest of the Tala Bay Resort : “Jordan Bay Kept Secret!” who is kindly welcoming me while I am working with the Egyptian authorities and Jordanian authorities to secure permissions to kayak across the Red Sea from Tala Bay, Jordan to Taba Heights, Egypt and being able to continue my human powered circumnavigation of the globe.

In this route, I will be following the “footsteps” of the 5 Egyptian kayakers Nouran, Yara Shalaby, Sherif AbdelAzim, Charif Khedr, and Ahmed Nayer who were the first to kayak across the Red Sea from Tala Bay (Jordan) to Taba Heights in Egypt on September 23rd 2016.

My wife Gulnara Kieffer is going to start cycle with me again in Egypt and together we will progress towards the southwestern coast of Africa, where the row across the Atlantic Ocean will begin.

I apologize that I am not able to better communicate in your language.
Hopefully, we will be able to understand each other nevertheless!

Thank you in advance for your hospitality and your kind support!

Dimitri Bernard Kieffer
Nexus Expedition
Links & Additional Information:

Tala Bay Resort : “Jordan Bay Kept Secret!”
http://talabay.net/

Details on the successful kayak crossing of the Red Sea in September 2016 by 5 Egyptian kayakers
http://scoopempire.com/kayaked-egypt-jordan-back/

Details on Egyptian Yara Shalaby
http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2016/12/15/meet-yara-shalby-first-cross-taba-aqaba-kayak/

All the way through KSA!
Sunday February 26, 2017 - Tala bay, Aqaba, Jordan
As part of Nexus Expedition, I am glad to share that I was able to complete recently the crossing of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by bicycle.
My wife Gulnara was not able to join me for this section since as a female cyclist, she was not able to receive a visa.

30 days: Jan 28th - Feb 26th.
2270 kms
23 days spent cycling and 7 days spent visiting and resting.
(3 days spent in Riyadh, 1 day in Hail, 1 day in Al Jaharah, 1 day in Al Ula/Mada'in Saleh and 1 day in Tabuk).

I am very thankful to the Kingdom for having allowed me to make this successful crossing, and for the incredible amount of support it has provided to me along the way.
I am also very grateful for all the friends who have helped me with this endeavor throughout KSA.
This has been a great journey and a memorable part of the expedition.

Thank you all very much!
شكرا جزيلا
Nexus Expedition in Saudi Arabia (لعَرَبِيَّة‎‎/English version)
Wednesday February 1, 2017 - 24.1308° N, 51.5702° E
To whom it may concern in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:

My name is Dimitri Bernard Kieffer
I am a French and American citizen and I am currently in the midst of a human powered expedition around the world which I started in Anchorage, Alaska, USA in February 2005, progressing intermittently, according to local visa restrictions and weather conditions.

I have covered so far 21,807 kilometers (13, 550 miles) from Anchorage, Alaska to Ruweis (United Arab Emirates).
At first, trekking, swimming, skiing and rowing across Alaska, the Bering Strait and Chukotka (Russia). Then cycling through Far Eastern Russia, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Oman and United Arab Emirates.

I plan to enter Saudi Arabia around January 27th 2017 through the border crossing of Al Sila’a (United Arab Emirates) - Al Bat’ha (Saudi Arabia).
I have been granted a 40 days transit visa by the Saudi consul in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

In Al Bat’ha, I plan to cycle approximately 2000 kms through the towns and cities of
Riyadh, Tuwaiq, Shaqra, Buraydah, Tabuk, Halat Ammar.

In Halat Ammar, I will pass the Mudwara border crossing to enter the Kingdom of Jordan, for which I already have a Jordanian visa that I received at the Jordanian consulate in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

I apologize that I am not able to better communicate in your language.
Nevertheless, I hope that we will be able to understand each other!
Thank you in advance for your hospitality and your kind support!

Dimitri Bernard Kieffer
Nexus Expedition
Links & Additional Information:

2017 Nexus Expedition Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=18pmNGFQK2sMjDrgSu6xbtFI5nXQ&usp=sharing

Expedition Tracking
https://my.yb.tl/NexusExpedition/2617/

Latest Update
Nexus Expedition in the Arab Republic of Egypt (العَرَبِيَّة‎‎/English version)
Friday March 17, 2017 - Tala bay, Aqaba, Jordan

نيكساس للرحلات الاستكشافية
الثالث عشر من مارس
الى من يهمه الامر من بين سلطات جمهورية مصر العربية
اسمي ديميتري برنارد كيفير
انا مواطن فرنسي وامريكي بنفس الوقت وانا الان منشغل في رحلة استكشافية بالاعتماد على القوة العضلية للإنسان حول العالم والتي بدأتها من انكوريج الى الاسكا في ...
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