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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This is sort of a poll. When riding through Africa, did you cook for yourself, or did you eat on the common? If you ate the food locally cooked i.e., small side stalls, etc. did you get the trots? Did you eat local and NOT get sick?
I am not writing a book. I am just trying to weigh the opinion of those who have experience to determine whether we should plan on doing most of our own cooking or risk it and eat at cafes, street stalls, etc. In Korea and Japan, I have no qualms about just sitting down at a sidewalk stall and eating whatever (except pondaegi) is handy. Never been sick. Did the same in Mexico in the early '60s and no bad experience. I have read a lot of reports about diarhea in Africa from a lot of readers and want to know if it was just bad luck, bad cooking, or the magic genie decided it was time you slowed down and let the bike rest.
I reckon I've spent about a year in total in Africa, mainly the north and west. I've never taken any special precautions about where and what I've eaten and I've mainly drank the tap/well water. Result: only sick once in the stomach department, for about a week, I think from a crab curry. But the malaria's got me a couple of times.
I ussually eat from street stalls and never had a problem whatsoever. I drink tap water (*which most of the time is coming from a well ) and neither problem
From time to time I get the $hits .. but -as long as you are not in the middle of the desert - ITs bearable . Rarely lasts for more than a day and -in a way- It cleans you up
OBviously use your common sense . I do not and still alive .
The most dangerous thing I have ever eaten in Africa
The DEATH SANDWICH (tm)
we were so extremely hungry in a town in Niger (Nguimi) that the only food available were : French Baguettes already spreaded with mayonese !! . No refrigeration , just in the sunlight for a day , full of flies ! Even the mayonese jar was with a funny color ! and the spoon was obviously full of green stuff .
but -man- It was that ... or eating nothing at all .
Well now Javier, that sounds like just the sandwich i want to eat. Guess that reinforces our plan to always carry two days supply of dehydrated food. At our ages a good dose of the runs means losing underwear. Neither of us can run fast enough more than once a day to save dignity.
speaking of your name (we weren't but it is a heck of a lead in) you heard about the two vultures getting ready to board the United Airlines plane for Nigeria? Both of them had a dead possum under each arm. The flight attendant denied them boarding. "I am sorry Gentlemen. You are allowed only one carrion."
Thanks for the real encouragement. From what you an the other rider said, there really isn't a case of dysentery around every bush and we can basically eat most cooked food from the sidewalk stalls. It will make the trip more enjoyable to get a real taste of Africa.
I'll say one thing on this - don't eat Chinese in Mauritania - I've stupidly done it twice and paid for it; badly!!!
One tip - there are 'charcoal' tablets you can buy, they are far more effective than immodium (some German medics first gave them to me) ... Bayer make them as well as a variety of other companies. I don't travel without them now!
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