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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Does anybody know for sure if it's possible to enter Ghana without a Carnet de Passage without to much hassle and bribary?
We will drive from Sweden to Ghana and back this winter without a Carnet.
I've searched but it seems to be a lot of differnet opinions if I need a Carnet or not.
we entered Ghana from Burkina and we had a carnet, but we kind of forgot to stamp it. When we left the country to Togo the customs guy was really suprised. Why would he have to stamp anything and do any work if it was not even stamped in??? Please go.
Furthermore i had to show yellow fever also at the nothern border, and also entering Nigeria.
I wouldn't count on getting in without a carnet - by car that is. We tried in Hamale a few days ago - took us 6 hours of negotiating and in the end we were turned back. The day after we tried the Leo-crossing. Same thing there: no entry without a carnet.
Oh no! We are leaving in 10 days and going to Ghana without Carnet with two cars. Our main goal is Ghana and we already obtained visas, it would be a big disapointment if we are not able to enter Ghana.
my experience: everything is possible in Africa - in both ways !
I drove my German car without a carnet and without a prior visa through Morocco, Westsahara, Mauretania, Mali, Niger, Burkina, Benin and Togo. The only country that rejected me (now in a Togolese taxi to the final departure airport Accra) for not having a visa was ... Ghana. This was atypical the other way, but it happened to me.
Further south: I tried to enter Angola with a proper visa (unbelievable obtained at the Johannesburg embassy!) at the main Namibian border and was refused! This was also atypical the other way. At the next small border post 150km onwards in Ruacana, entry to Angola was no problem, however the road was.
I would definitely recommend to you NOT to bother about the carnet and just GO.
I have the most amazing hand-written stuff in my passports, from small African border posts who made up for lack of stickers, stamps, rules & information with goodwill, friendliness and hospitality.
If you fail at a big border post (it happens even with proper papers!), just drive to the next smaller one.
i met some people a few days ago who got in without a carnet - that might be good news to you! The thing seems to be to pick the right boardercrossing. At Hamale and one at Leo they wont let you in. But the main crossing near Po it seems to be a matter of 20 Cedis and 30 minutes to obtain a "laissez-passez"...
After 6 hours of negotiation they let us in at Hamale without a carnet.
We had to leave 400€ i deposit for two landcruiser HJ60. We got a note with signatures and stamps that proved it. Had no problems with the police but they seemed a little confused then we showed them the note. We got the money back on our way out i Hamale.
He told me it was i one time thing and that you normally need a carnet in Ghana when your not an ECOWAS citizen.
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