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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I've search the HUBB but can't find an answer, so hopefully it's not my poor searching skills...
A while ago I was diagnosed as having Hypertension (high blood pressure) and have been prescribed a combination of Irbesartan and Amlodipine, which I'll need to take for the rest of my days... my question is, how would I go about acquiring these when on the road and away from the UK for ~2 yrs?
We're setting off on our RTW adventure next summer and it's just nagging away at me!
Any advice on purchasing prescription meds generally would help (as my partner's a nurse and more than capable of looking after me!).
Without wishing to get into clinical matters, there are many standard treatment drugs for hypertension, including the two you mention. Knowing generic names, alternative brand names and local names, could be useful.
If you are going to Russia you have no problem at all. Pharmacies (Аптека) do not require prescriptions except for highly powerful or narctoic based substances. They will recognise the English names and will be able to offer generic alternatives - but you will need to know the strength and dosage required.
All you really need to know is what you want, and ask - or show an old packet!
Good luck on your trip. In the USA you can go to a walk in clinic, called various names like medi center. They take cash payment and are not as expensive as emergency rooms at the hospitals. Show them your existing medication and there should be no problem. Most major stores like wal-mart have a pharmacy where you can get your perscription filled.
Most countries I've been, lots of medicines could be obtained without any prescriptions.
Like Tony P suggested, get familiar with the medicines you have to take and the equivalents (different names and/or doses) by other brands. Maybe your doctor/specialist can help you with that (BTW I'm told some countries officialy require a medicine-passport with this kind of information).
We found these little guidebooks very handy (very valuable for money).
Not only for general well-being and practical info but they also suggest medicines by their generic names/formulas instead of brandnames, so any local doctor/farmacist can figure what you desire. Although we luckely didn't have to use it personaly, we helped quite a few people with their tips and suggestions.
Be aware that counterfeit medicines are plaguing many countries. Some eastern European countries, especially countries in the former USSR, have a major problem with counterfeits. Many of the former Soviet republics have a proportion of counterfeit medicines which is above 20% of market value — this falls into the developing country range, according to the WHO.
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