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!
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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.'
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Guess who just got his ethiopian visa in Nairobi...
Hi there. Spaniard here, year two of my motorcycle RTW trip. Yesterday I went to the Ethiopian embassy to get instructions on what to do to get my transit visa back in Spain (I was ready to DHL my passport to Madrid, since all forums informed that it's not possible to get a visa in Nairobi unless you are Kenyan). One thing led to another, and I got clear instructions on how to properly apply for it here.
I was informed right away that they were not issuing TOURIST visas, but I replied that I wanted a TRANSIT one and that my situation was unusual. I queued for about 20 minutes and met someone with authority. The woman in charge analyzed my defunct passports with all the visas of the countries visited, listened to my story, handed me a visa application form, and asked for a photocopy of my passport, a photo, and a letter stating my intentions (se said "an official letter").
Since my strategy with complex or unpredictable bureaucracies is thinking ahead of them and drowning them with far more documents than they ask for, I rushed to a cybercafe and a couple of hours later I handed her a photocopy of:
- My passport.
- My carnet de passages.
- A few visas of remote countries, stating that I have been travelling for a very long time.
- A letter from the bank stating that I am financially independent.
- Yellow fever vaccines.
- International insurance.
- My route so far printed from Google Maps.
- My intended route in Ethiopia.
- The letter telling my story.
She analyzed the documents, asked me to make a deposit of 20 USD in a bank and to come back with the proof of payment. I left my passport by 2 PM in the embassy and picked up my visa next day at 9 AM.
Currently in DRC i just thought abouot this problem yesterday, going back through Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia to Soudan. Problem is, two Visa agencies tell me that without flight booking I cannot get a visa in Berlin, which is pretty stupid vor overland travellers. Could you go there and ask if they are willing to do this again for somebody who left germany over a year ago and travelled 19 countrys by road ? Would save me a big headache. Thanks !
The visa is 1 month long, counting from the day issued. Wich shouldn't be a problem, since I will be departuring next week -if Sudan issues its visa, they seem to be a bit more picky than Ethiopia now-.
chris.perjalanan: I will do my best, but I don't promise anything, since I am facing my own personal battle with the heat and Sudan's embassy. I have to say though, that I saw several passports being stamped from different nations, including Eire. I will keep you posted if I can show up there.
OK, I got my sudanese visa today. Pretty simple, and it's a one day procedure. However, be aware of the fact that you need a cover letter from your embassy. I think it can be a poem or whatever, but it has to have a stamp from your embassy.
Mine wrote "this letter is to state that mister blabla wishes to travel to Sudan". That's it. Some other embassies have a letter that says that they don't issue letters. Whatever. I strongly recommend you to go first to YOUR embassy and get a stamped paper of any kind saying that you wanna go to Sudan. It will save your precious time.
chris.perjalanan: Another couple of overlanders just got a Ethiopian transit visa in Kenya yesterday.
we can confirm that one can get a visa for Ethiopia in Nairobi.
However it seems not usual, as we got sent away a few times and were told about DHL untill with presistent politness I mentioned again that we are since three years on the way and did not have a chance to get the Visa back home. Only as I mentioned the time away the lady started to look at out documents and wanted to see that we really only visited the last countries for a 'short' time.
As for the Sudanese visa, at first they only were interested in the letter from your embassy. That is a MUST, simply put, don't go there without it. However, when I was about to leave, they started to ask for additional documents, to be more specific the Carnet and a finantial statement -or a valid credit card-. I had copies of all with me, epic win.
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