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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That is great news. Can i quickly ask what the supporting letter from the Consul was, did you visit your home country embassy on route and ask for a supporting letter, or where you carrying this with you from home.
We were unable to get an Angolan visa in Kinshasa. We were told the same will apply in Matadi, although we haven't tried.
Despite assistance from our embassy, the Angolans will not issue these visas to overland travellers who are not resident in the DRC. The Angolan embassy here informed us that this is a directive from the Angloan government and it would be unlawful for them to issue a visa to us.
This obviously is contrary to the situation in Dolisie, although we didn't bring it up.
The only option, if you are in the DRC and you need the visa, is to have your passports returned to you country of residence for processing. Or totally avoid the country, of course.
Angola can suck eggs as far as we're concerned, we're making other plans. We're taking our bikes and our tourist dollars elsewhere.
We just arrived in Namibia a couple of days ago. We decided to go via Cabinda to skip the VERY bad roads to Luozi (we had dual entry Angolan Transit visa's). We got our DRC visa in Yaounde. Had no problems entering either of the Angolan or DRC borders with our visas issued along the way. When leaving DRC at Luvo they where surprised that we managed to enter with a visa from Yaounde, but gave us no problems to leave.
We overstayed our Angolan visa by one day, but no one noticed the day spent in Cabinda so didn't have any issues. Travel through Angola was fantastic, the Police and locals super friendly and helpful. We where only stopped at about 5 or 6 road blocks and only had one half hearted attempt for a 'gift to remember us by.' But a 'no' quickly changed the subject. Not one bribe/payment made in all of Angola. The police also asked us to register in the provincial capitals in the north, but after explaining our limited visa time they waivered this for us.
Our route was : Songololo/Luvo crossing (very slow, 7:30 - 12:00 am)- M'banza Congo - Nzeto - Caxito - Luanda - Benguela - Lubango - Leba pass - Lubango - Santa Claire crossing. The roads are 90% good new tarmac, but there are some bad sections especially where they are building new tarmac (Longest about 40 km). The exception and worst section was the whole route form Nzeto - Caxito. Long and horrible. Would be even worse if wet.
Fuel : There was a shortage in Mbanza and Nzeto, but bottled fuel was easily found. Once one the tarmac towards Luanda there are lots of fuel stations all the way to the southern border. Mainly in the bigger towns, but shouldn't be a problem. Never more than 300km apart.
ATM's : Available in all big towns. Especially south of Luanda. Cash shouldn't be a problem, but we never used them. Thought ATM's would be scarce so we carried a lot of cash.
Letter from embassy : The SA embassy in Brazzaville emailed me a letter stating they have no objections that I apply for an Angolan visa. Dominik's letter from the Belgian embassy only stated that he presented himself to the embassy with plans to apply for an Angolan visa. The Angolan Consulate in Dolisie are not specific about what the letter should state, they just want something form your home embassy.
Forgot to say - Luis had his Angolan visa issued in the UK, but it expired along the way. He had it reissued at Dolisie without any issues. (They refused him entry into the embassy in Ponte Noir, told him to go back to the UK to sort it out).
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