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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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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Priffe- my sympathies for the Italian woman and the people of Djanet who, as you say, will be hard hit by this.
By local knowledge I did not necessarily mean insiders leaking info from the tourism sector. I meant that AQIM might well have sent someone in to town to see what was going on - what the opportunities were. Otherwise how will 14 guys pitching up from NE Mali, some from Mauri originally, know the lay of the land? That said, I am aware that not everyone in Djanet appreciates tourism.
By releasing two Africans and a French sick, kidnapped in Niger, the group Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) disposes of hostages of less value to him and is attempting to reopen a channel of negotiations with Paris, experts say.
According to 'Malian sources close to the affairs', a ransom was paid.
The last news here in Italy report that our Foreign Office came to know that most probably (they are almost sure, I mean) she's held prisoner in Mali by local bandits, not by an Al-Qaeda group.
No ransom has been required, and this makes a contact with the kidnappers more difficult, they say.
Somehow, at present day, the family and our authorities have no news about her situation, she's completely disappeared.
Here Italiana rapita in Algeria - CRONACA is the article: it's in Italian, but you can use Google translator to have an idea of what they say (I resumed the entire page in 4 lines :-)
"On 18 February, the Italian tourist, Sandra Maria Mariani, 53, kidnapped in south-east of Algeria, had indicated being alive and in the hands of AQIM, in an audiotape broadcast by the television channel Al- Arabiya based in Dubai.
Italian officials now roam the Sahel countries to seek support from regional governments to secure her release, sources said.
What was odd about this case was that AQIM did not release their usual statement and photo. She is the only women to have been kidnapped on her own.
But it is also true of the last year or so is that governments and foreign affairs departments in particular now know that no-publicity is good for the person who has been kidnapped. The less that is in the media the better. The greater the fuss in the media, the larger the ransom.
If a ransom was paid, which is more than likely, then the beards have another €3M to buy weapons and train more kidnappers. And so, Europe is funding their business.
Meanwhile, MNLA is running out of funds. They have said they need to re-organize before they can take on Aqim - will take months, or even years. Toumast Press | L’info Touareg et de l’Azawad vue par des Azawadiens
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