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.
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Hi. Were currently on our trip from Thailand to Holland. Does anyone know how to enter Myanmar by land, legally or illegally?Myanmar Embassy told us there's a NO-GO for motorbikes by land but has anyone ever managed to? If not, does someone have an advice on shipping from Thailand to India? Thanks. GREAT-site.
You might want to try contacting an embassy of the country of which you are a citizen, and asking them if they would be willing to write a "Consular Assistance" request letter to the local Myanmar embassy.
Often, countries will bend their rules slightly if the request is submitted formally from the consular affairs section of one embassy (that of the citizen making the request) to the consular affairs section of the country concerned. It's sort of a horse-trading deal between embassies - who knows when the Burmese might want to ask a favour of your country, if you know what I mean.
I don't know what country you are a citizen of, however, if your country has an embassy in Myanmar, then your odds of success are much better, because the request for assistance would be forwarded from your local embassy to the embassy of your country in Myanmar - and the consular staff there would know exactly who to approach in Yangon.
I am afraid not many country's have an ambasy or consulat inside Myanmar. Also the "bending of rules" will not take place. Myanmar's military regime has very strict rules. Borderposts are open only for local trade. The only chanche is to contact a local travel-agent and hope for the best. What ever you do, don't try to enter iligaly.
Times may have changed - I lived and worked in Myanmar for over a year in the early '90's. At that time there were a considerable number of embassies - American, British, Australian, etc., with other countries represented by consuls.
My comments about asking for 'consular assistance' were not specific to Myanmar. Many times in the past, when I have run up against a brick wall trying to do something directly (e.g. individual contacting a foreign country), I have made progress or found a different approach possible by going through the consular affairs department of either my country of citizenship, or my employer's country.
I do agree with you that it would be most unwise to attempt to enter Myanmar without the appropriate permissions.
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