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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well, it's difficult to decide when it's under control or not. As I said in my message, there is no reason to panic at all, just to be careful and indeed try to get some information.
Thw whole thing about Marburg is, that it usually starts in remote areas - and, since people die pretty quickly and the means of transport are very limited, usually it can be contained relatively easy - but this case seems to continue moving slowly northbound.
Although I get indeed my information from the field via UN-agencies and NGO's here, sometimes the BBC can be more reliable - communication here is never the strongest point... but we also know that sometimes news is based on only a few quotes from one or another guy...
So, all this actually just to say: don't let it stop you from doing what you planned to do, but just keep your eyes and ears open for updates, and use your best judgement...
In Nigeria at the moment - the rains haven't started here yet. They should have started about a month ago, so it's hot and dry here at the moment. We had some rain the other night but it was a one off (so far). I don't know what the weather is doing in Cameroon yet, but it should be the start of the small rains (not the major wet season).
We're intending to go down the west coast and have a bike with us too.
Slightly OT, but never mind.
On your way to BM's did a young lad invite you to come camp cheap on the beach (in woven palm leaf cubicles)?
While you're chilling see if you can look him up; he's called Paul Ansan (or perhaps Hansan)
If you find him tear his lungs out for me; last Feb he broke a window and stole the money I had withdrawn to replace my rear spring packs!
Once you're sick of the sh1t on the beach, Ryan's Irish Pub is an excellent, secure place to park up and chill in Accra. They welcome overlanders to park in their guarded car park.
On the crossing from Congo to Angola. There have been queries about the route from Cabinda. The site http://www.die-motorradnomaden.de/Afrika_aktuell.htm describes the ferry from Cabinda to Soyo, for motorbikes and bicycles. Doesn't say whether it can take four-wheeled vehicles.
This route has the advantage of only needing a single entry visa for Angola and avoids DRC altogether.
Note: the site is in German; the translated page is not always clear!
Although this thread would seem to indicate that driving down through the Congo's and Angola is doable, we are planning to ship our vehicle from Cameroon to Namibia. Does anyone have experience with this? I've posed the question in a new thread so please reply to: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000343.html
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