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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Sahara Travel ForumTopics specific to North Africa and the Sahara down to the 17th parallel (excludes Morocco)
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Is exchanging cash (in euro's, Us dollars, etc.) in west-African countries the only possibility? I am going to drive Mauritainia, Mali, Senegal and Gambia. Will travellerscheques or creditcards be of any help?
there are no cashpoints in one of these countries, and I can't remember wether it was senegal or mauritania, I think mauritania. I got caught out and had to scrounge some money off fellow travellers!!
In most capitals you can get money at Bank counters with Visa credit card (Mastercard is not accepted anywhere) and Euro's are the best currency. Remember, all these countries are French orientated and they have the Euro. In some capitals there are Visa ATM cash machines but its always Visa!!!!!
On a recent trip to Morocco, Mauritania and Mali, the only currency to use was the Euro. You can change it anywhere and at any time of day,there is always someone willing to change. The higher the denomination of the notes the better the exchange rate, you will always get a better rate for 200 euro notes compared to 20 euro notes.
On my first trip around west africa in the mid 90's everybody wanted dollars. A few years ago when I was last there I took a mix of dollars, euros and pounds. I brought all the dollars back and could only really do much with the pounds in Gambia. Everywhere else it was euros.
Even the scamsters at Rosso didn't want to take dollars!
In West Africa, the CFA is the common currency for Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, etc.
In all capital cities you should be able to find an ATM in a major bank or hotel.
Nouachott is another story...I got enough Ourguiya at the border to get to Nouabidibou and then picked up more there in cash...
Euro is the preferable currency in West Africa and its pegged to the CFA at 1 Euro=650CFA i believe...
Dollars are not easily changeable except at major banks but at bad rates...
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