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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As an Egyptian I can tell you that almost all of resentment and anger in the region is geared toward the US and UK political leaders and not the citizens. Surprisingly even the simplest man in the Egyptian streets understands this. You’ll find him angrily accusing Bush of being an Israeli agent while watching the news, then turn around with a big smile to greet an American tourist and probably try to sell him something . During all the previous engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan tourists and travelers where roaming freely around the country. Having said that you have to exercise caution and be sensitive. Also check with your embassy along your way as they issue warning and recommendation about traveling in different countries. Don’t engage in political discussion and if drawn into one simply take out side. Other than that I wouldn’t worry.
I agree completely with AB, be aware, but still go!
In the incredibly unlikely event that there is still military action going on at the end of the year, you might have a poorer (or even non-existant) civilian GPS signal as you get towards eastern Africa. This would probably be the most serious 'problem' you might encounter...
Agree with the others, think you will be fine. When we went trans africa during afghan conflict, saw quite a few cars with bin laden pictures hanging from the centre mirror - a different take on the fluffy dice. Heard one or two comments but seemed to be said for effect to see if they could get a reaction, not because they were pashionate or even interested about it. As an American, don't know how easy it is to get a Sudanese visa as I heard a few American passengers on different overland trucks were getting flown over. However the Sudanese people were by far the most hospitable along the whole of the trip. Think its probably perceived risk rather than actual. Can probably get visa as Sudan has been going to some lengths to work with the Americans but might be worth checking to start with as other than going through the Congo, it limits the options somewhat if you can't get through.
I've been thinking about this one, as I should be off to Algeria in March (maybe April), probably just as things are underway in Iraq.
My thinking is that while in a democracy we do have some responsibilty for the behaviour of our leaders (as we've put them there) a lot of countries where we expect we might have a problem are less- or un-democratic, and therefore the average man on the street would not naturally assume that leaders' and citizens' views are in keeping - does that make any sense?
Well, it makes sense but I think it comes down more to the fact that 1) the people down here are very friendly, generous and tolerant (something that doesn’t rely well in the news which only covers corrupt leaders and extreme fundamentalists) and 2) you as a foreigner are regarded as a source of income. You buy stuff, hire taxis, stay in hotels and so on and these are thing everyday Arab will benefit from first hand and will do his best to keep it alive and well. And 3) we are sick of the way we are portrayed in the news and we’ll go out of our way to change that image.
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