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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Turkey/Syria border - How real is the Malaria risk?
Most sites I've seen mention a malaria threat from March-Nov, but when we came through Turkey in Jan we tried to buy tablets for our return in March/April (couple of days I guess in that area) but couldn't find any available, even in the Mersin area.(Just pick up some on the way our surgery's nurse had advised us in the uk) We even went to the head guy in the hospital there and he said they didn't stock tablets because there was no risk.
Here in Aqaba we can get hold of tablets called Advaquenil with the active ingredient hydroxychloroquine sulphate - will that do ?
An alternative to chloroquine phosphate is hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil). It has the same action as chloroquine, but causes fewer gastrointestinal side effects. (Hydroxychloroquine may also be used to treat chloroquine-sensitive malaria.)
According to the data from The Ministry of Health, the type of malaria in Turkey is P.vivax which is not the terminal kind of malaria. In 2008, they scanned 616.570 blood samples and found 215 cases of P.vivax. Also, in an other article I read that risky time is fall and summer for Turkey. Spring and winter is much safer.
Location: in our 10th year on the road-only half way- now in Australia
If unsure of the risk- take the medicine!
although P.vivax is of the non-fatal- variety.....its still a very very serious illness to contract. I have suffered from the P.vivax variety twice. whilst suffering body temps of 104+ my body started to shut down. It is NOT just like a 'bad flu' as some suggest...it is the worst illness imaginable.
Please look at this website - I have found it to be one of the best for research into infected areas. Home - Fit For Travel
the medicine that you have found, Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), should be fine (see above website) but you can also consider using doxycycline for prolonged usage in certain areas.
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