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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I post my experience, maybe it helps someone in the future.
First I went to Chiang Khong-Huay Xai (GPS 20.275522,100.405641)
At the ferry (300m over the Mekong) they asked for 500 baht.
This set my inner temper close to boiling point, since it's as much as the ferry Chumphon-Koh Tao (overnight) did cost.
Then the immigration said I need an additional paper, for which I have to go to the immigration office in the town center.
O.K. so I went there, got my documents copied, filled in this paper etc.
Then they asked for 200 bath for this paper.
With receipt it looked quite official and if I don't pay they will not let me cross the border, "it's up to me" they said.
Well, I decided to not pay a total of 700 baht and instead ride along the gorgeous border mountains to the next border crossing.
Chaloem Prah Kiat-Ban Nangeun (GPS 19.596252,101.086417) is quite remote and the road to there was amazing.
The Immigration officer spoke some english and said that I can't enter Lao on a "big bike" at this border crossing. Last week he had stamped out some people and they were refused by Lao and had to return to Thailand.
He offered me to first go to the Lao side and ask before he stamp me out.
Well I did, but because of language problems, I could not figure out if it might work.
So I drove on and the road along the border was even better than the part before, maybe the best I've driven in Thailand so far.
Then I tried Tha Li-Kenthao (GPS 17.690924,101.394839)
The Immigration wanted the same paper as before but he filled it in and there was no cost at all. The custom stamped me out and I was good to go.
In this moment came an other farang on a 400 Suzuki with Thai plates and said that he just got refused to cross at a checkpoint after the bridge,but befor the actual border. He was travelling with his Thai daughter (or girlfriend, I didn't ask), so there was no language problem but he didn't know the exact reason.
Since I alredy did all my paperwork I just tried and they stopped me for 5 minutes, made some phonecalls to their superiors and let me pass without any comment.
At the border I got directed to a booth, had to fill in a entry card and got a visa for 15 days at no cost. I could not get the 30 days.
At the custom they used the paper from Thailand, printed a green one and clipped all together with a receipt for 25000 Kip, which was all I had to pay to enter Lao.
No attempt for a bribe and the ferry at Paklay costs only 20000 Kip.
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