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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I am planning to have my girlfriend and my 2CV drive me around in Tunisia/ Libya during the month of December. Apparently this coincides with the celebration of Ramadan. Lacking incredible knowledge of the world's religions, I am not quite sure how this will impact me, or how our merryful dune hopping might bother them.
So, If you feel you are in a position you can, please enlighten us:
When (and what) excactly is Ramadan?
Is this widely celebrated in Tunesia/Libya (Algeria, we'll be there early January)?
Will we be able to travel freely or do we need to take precautions?
Will local and official services operate normally?
Will locals be offended by foreigners not obiding to Ramandan rules?
Is the end of Ramadan something to be celebrated (by a tourist)?
Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, is probably Islam's most important annual event. It's a month of fast, where all Muslims, except for pregnant women and travellers I believe, are not to eat or drink between dawn and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim calendar, which follows the moon's phases rather than the Earth's revolutions around the sun as in the Western Gregorian calendar. The Muslim calendar year is thus 9 days shorter than the Gregorian year, and the time of Ramadan changes through the years accordingly. It's a lot easier for Muslims in Northern Africa to observe Ramadan in December when the weather is normally rather cold and rainy on the coast, than in the intense heat of summer.
Ramadan is generally observed in all Muslim countries, less so in more secular countries and urban regions.
Travel is usually not specially restricted during Ramadan, though I guess in Libya you never know... Beware of driving in the last few hours before sunset during Ramadan! People are often half-crazed from hunger and thirst and may drive like maniacs to get home to eat!
Work goes on as usual, though perhaps even less efficient.
Though it's accepted that people of non-muslim faith do not observe Ramadan, drinking and eating in the open during the day may be deemed offensive in front of people who are hungry and thirsty.
Ramadan does culminate in a big celebration. If someone invites you to their home to share in the celebrations you should certainly go.
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