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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Planning for my first visit in 2011. Can only go during school hols as my partner's a teacher.
Any thoughts on being there during Ramadan? I've been advised that everything closes down during the day. I've travelled for years in North Africa - Maroc, Tunisia, Libya and it's not usually a big issue.
We flew our bikes into Egypt this year right in the middle of Ramadan,
No major issues but seem to wind everything up by about 2pm,
so it would not stop me !!!!!Anyway look on the bright side there are usually lots of free feeds at night (haha)
Any thoughts on being there during Ramadan? I've been advised that everything closes down during the day
I've been to Syria and Jordan countries during Ramadan in August/September 2009. Everything looked like business as usual, shops and souks were open during their normal opening hours.
People bought food, but nobody drank or ate during daytime. Only exception was in the christian quarter of Damascus, but even there it was difficult to find an open bar or cafe. Since some of the locals seemed to be at bit on the edge - patience runs short if you're thirsty and hungry with 35°C outside - we refrained from eating or drinkig in the open.
I rode through Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Kurdistan during Ramadan this summer. Not a problem at all, most shops are open during the day and some restaurants are as well. Many people do in fact eat/drink during the day, travelers, the sick, children, the elderly etc are exempt. I stopped in roadside restaurants for lunch several times and they were always packed. Observance is definitely lower in Turkey and Kurdistan than in Syria and Jordan but keep in mind Syria has a significant Christian population, not only in Damascus but in the mountains as well. Interesting contrast to visit these areas.
As a westerner and traveler nobody is going to expect you to observe Ramadan, with that said I took care not to eat in public during the day. Drinking water is another thing, if you don't drink while riding in the Middle East in summer you're going to be hurting!
I was frequently invited to tea or offered a drink by people I met along the way - on the way from Palmyra to Damascus I stopped at a gas station and was eating a snack outside to not offend the attendants, they invited me in to the air conditioned building, offered me one of their seats, tea etc. The hospitality is simply incredible, you'll have a great time!
Last august I rode Turkey in Ramadan period while coming back from the republics of Caucasus and I saw many people eating and drinking in public places during the day (especially truck drivers).
I was offered tea many times and as soon as I said "I prefer not to drink, because you are observing Ramadan", they always insisted on offering, telling me it was not a problem to them. So, you won't run across any problem in Turkey.
I cannot say anything for Syria and Jordan because I rode them in 2008, but given the fantastic persons I met there, I'd say you will have a good experience there even in Ramadan period.
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