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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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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I did some googling, too... I have to admit that I am surprised, because apparently such a ship (run by Tylos) HAS operated almost within the last decade, namely 2001... but it was stopped after just 3 voyages (and it was described somewhere, that the ships standards were more like those of a cattle ship LOL)!
And then I also stumbled on this (dated March 2006):
For me, it makes sense, that if there is a passenger boat service, it´ll go to Cochin (South India), because from that region, especially Kerala, thousands of people have gone to work in the Gulf states.
So, nothing solid, but just may be this ain´t as far fetched, as I first thought. Even though generally in Asia long-distance passenger ferries are a thing of the past. In the articles it was said to take 3 or 4 days – you don´t have many ferry lines that long operating even in Europe any more!
I would think that some travel agent in Cochin or elsewhere in Kerala might know, if any such line is operating now, or if there are plans to open one.
I sent e-mail to an address that could be found on Royal Group´s webpage (this same page had some kind of notes about a ferry connection, but I was unable to find any info about WHEN this connection had been active!)
... but anyway, I got an answer, and it was the following:
" Dear Sir,
Greetings from Royal Group!
There are no ferry boat services from Persian Gulf to India.
I'm guessing air freight, there's a lot of Nepalis working in the Gulf and I've seen them disembarking in Katmandu with huge amounts of baggage ( 40"flat screen tv's, washing machines etc), you then fly in and collect your bike !
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