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!
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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.'
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I was wondering if anyone has any current info about obtaining the GBAO permit for Tajikistan.
I am in the early stages of planning an overland trip from Australia to Europe. Part of the trip is to enter Kyryzstan from China via the Irkeshtam Pass and then cross into Tajikistan and on to Dushanbe via the Pamir Highway. To do this I need the GBAO permit.
Is it possible to get the GBAO permit anywhere other than Dushanbe or Bishkek? I plan to enter China from Pakistan via the Karakoram Highway and have read that the GBAO permit can be issued at the Tajik Embassy in Islamabad. Can anyone confirm this?
Any other advice/suggestions/recommendations greatly appreciated.
Do you have the contact details for the visa agency that you used? I have never used visa agencies before. Have always dealt with embassies directly.
I notice you are from the US. Is the agency in the US also? If so, does it deal with other nationalities?
Good luck with your Pamirs trip. Look forward to hearing about it.
GBAO Permit can also be optained in Dushanbe at the OVIR same day or one day waiting, without any support by agencies. Seems to be the cheapest way if you have one day in Dushanbe.
We got ours in Vienna, because they donßt list Roshtkala, we had one time some discomfort in this district.
Unfortunately my problem is a bit different. There is no Tajikistan Embassy in Australia so I can't get one before I leave Australia - I will have to get it "on the road". As I am going from Australia to Europe, I will be comimg from from Pakistan to China to Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan - so I have to get the GBAO before I get to Dushanbe. I have read elsewhere on the internet that I can get it in Bishkek but I wasn't planning to go in that direction. So far, my only options are Islamabad (if it really is possible) or possibly Murgab (thanks Pumbaa for the info).
We just did exactly the same route a few weeks back. The permit you should get at the same time you apply for the visa (mention it in your application, we did that and no problems). Problems are plentyfull though on the KKH. I wrote a report on our website Journey to Dakar, where you can get the latest.
Also for now the KKH is no passable as the boasts have no fuel right now.
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