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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Ok, I found it and have the visa already.
It was really easy and the lady was very friendly - fill in an application in duplicate with 2 photos. It's 50,000CFA for one month or 110,000CFA for three months single entry. Visa valid from date of entry. Visa received within 24 hours.
I don't know the exact address, but it's in the Haie Vive district near the airport. Take Piste Amalco from the Carrefour de Cadjehoun and you'll see a sign for the embassy down there on the right after about 500m.
I know!! I couldn't believe it - but there it was - typed out on official paper... I scraped together all the money I had - but only had 105,000CFA on me. The lady said that was ok, and just to bring the other 5,000 when I came to collect the passport with visa. Saved me a round trip to the bank!
Another place to get the DRC visa easily is Libreville, capitol of Gabon. I received it also within 24 hours and the cost was CFA40,000 for 1 month (did not ask about a longer stay visa, sorry). Two passport photos and complete the form at the embassy. Submit before 15h00 and collect around 15h00 the following day.
There are lots of taxis all over the city that could take you there (sorry, I don't know the address and Google Maps doesn't show the street names). Note that in Libreville you stop a taxi, say where you'd like to go and how much you'd like to pay. If you offer too little, the taxi driver will simply drive off. Proposed fares are accepted/rejected depending on the time of day and what the driver expects congestion to be like at the specific time on the specific route.
Not even a hint of corruption at the embassy!
Note that on entry into the DRC you may be asked for a passport photograph to be stapled to the entry form. I was not asked for one on entry, but definitely on exit and they were happy with the one I (neatly) tore from the Intl Drivers License (the one for Nigeria, which I would not need again).
NB!!! I was quite amazed to find that at both the entry point from Cabinda and the exit point near Songololo (east of Matadi) they had a generator and scanner, complete with satellite internet connection - probably best not to take any chances with the dates on your DRC visa.
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