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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I am planning a trip down the westcoast of Africa to Capetown, leaving september. I already collected a lot of information, from the HUBB and other bulletinboards. Now and then I found a message informing that Nigeria asks a Letter of Invitation (LOI). Is that right? I am familiar with LOI's because I travelled in Russia and Central Asia. For those countries I could buy a LOI easily from the internet but I couldn't find a site offering LOI for Nigeria. If Nigeria asks for a LOI, were can I buy one?
I was in Nigeria in 2002. Back then I needed a letter of invitation in order to apply for a visa. I did, however, have a friend working for a government agency in Lagos who was able to provide a letter of invitation for me. I'm afraid I don't know any online service where such a letter can be bought.
We secured Nigerian visas in Lome, Togo, in December 2008. No LOI was required.
However -- they did demand we write our own brief letters explaining our "mission" (as they call it) and why we had not secured Nigerian visas in our home countries.
And they demanded letters from our respective consulates that would basically vouch we were basic tourists. My German friend secured such a letter from the German consulate. I asked for same at the American embassy, but the embassy said no, against policy, blah blah.
Back at the Nigerian consulate, it took more than an hour of cajoling and explaining why the American embassy wouldn't issue a letter ... finally my visa was approved, pleasantly enough. Hope this helps ~~
Applied in Accra yesterday, no LOI. A word or warning, you need photocopies of everything and they wont do them for you. All car papers, including front page and ghana page of carnet, passports, international driving licenses, vaccination certificates, medical insurance. 48 hour issue and cost $130 each so a little pricy!
And I wish I'd had these:
Nigerian Embassy coordinates - N5.60693 W0.20005
Here is the list of copies you will need:
1. Front page of Carnet
2. Ghana stamped page in Carnet
3. Registration Certificate
4. Passport photo page
5. Passport Ghana entry stamp
6. Passport Ghana visa
7. Medical Insurance
8. Carte Brune
9. 2 Passport pics
Will. sorry you had difficulty finding Nigerian High Comm. From your co-ords it seems to have moved in past few years - it was once on Josef Broz Tito Avenue, now you seem to place it approx 0.5km off Achimota Road, at about 2.8km NW of '37' (Military Hospital) Interchange (and at about 200m before Achimota Rd crosses railway level-crossing).
Can you confirm this, so I may suggest to Bradts and Lonely Planet to update their guidebooks. Thanks, Peter
The Embassy had certainly moved from the coordinates we'd found online. I'll double check those coordinates I submitted to make sure they're correct, don't have them on me at the mo. But yes, I'm guessing it's moved. Was it close to / next to the Zimbabwe embassy previously? As that's where we ended up with the coordinates we had.
We drove this year from Europe to South Africa via the west coast. (we are just back home since 3 weeks) On our way we met a couple who lived in Nigeria for 11 years. They told us that we have to know that the rules about the LOI changed about a year ago. The LOI is officially not neccesary anymore. We applied in Accra and indeed we didn't need an invitation.
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