The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Hi,Verka if you read this can you tell me what was required from Peta before they would issue him with a visa for Panama.As you may recall my girlfriend is from Slovakia too.I remember you were stuck in Costa Rica for 4 weeks.We do not have that time to wait around for a visa so i would like to prepare now.
Was an invation from a resident in Panama enough for the visa application ?
By the way how was the trip ?are you still travelling ?
Hi Simon and Misa.
Great to hear from you. Getting the visa for Panama was a big pain in the ..., we ended up waiting for 2 months and we had to call them every day just to hear them say "ohhh, not yet, try tomorrow" . For TWO months!!! The invitation letter did help, Peta would not get it without it. He needed the letter, copies of passport and a copy of a check card. Also a letter explaining what he will do in Panama, where he will be staying and for how long. I think thats it. Paid about $40. Get it now, before your trip. The Panama consulate in Costa Rica
likes to take it sloooooow.
We are still on the road, currently in Argentina, heading north (finally after the tough beggining of winter down south).
When are you planning to leave? And to where? Let us know, maybe our paths will cross.
By the way, no other visa related problems anywhere else (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Arg.). It is needed for Brasil, we will know more in about two weeks from their consulate in Buenos Aires. We will let you know.
Ohhh, the visa is not needed for Mexico anymore.
The trip is soooo much fun. Enjoy.
Verka and Peta
Thanks for replying.It's good to hear from you and that you are both enjoying the trip.I really hope we don't have to wait for 2 months as we only have 6 months for whole trip.We leave for calgary,Canada on 11th July.Hope to be in Costa Rica about October.The Panama visa lasts 3 months so it will run out by the time we get to Panama.The embassy in London only requires a copy of passport to be sent so i am leaving this with other required docs and a copy of a hotel booking in Panama for my mother to send to london in August, then when/if she gets visa back i will give her an address to send it to us.Is the visa in paper form and not a stamp in passport ?
I have not managed to get a letter of invation yet ,just a confirmation of hotel booking in Panama City.May have to fly over Panama if it will be problem getting visa.Shame as i would like to go there.(So if anybody from Panama is reading this i would be very grateful for invation letter to help get my girlfriend visa.)
Where is yor final destination verka ?
Unfortunately i have to be back to work at the beginning of January,so it will be a quick xmas in Tierra de Fuego then exit from Buenos Aires.
Thanks again !
Good news !I called the Panamanian Embassy in London this morning and from May 24th this year Slovakia passport holders do not require a visa.A bit late for you though Peta.Still, good luck with the Brazil visa.
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