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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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 have been asked to drive a landy down to Kenya from the UK for a charity. The route will be Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya.
Getting a visa for Sudan appears to be hard work and a bit hit and miss for some people from the research I've done so far, not helped by the current situation within Sudan.
Is it best to apply in London (seems some people don't get a visa) or along the way in say Cairo (we are only going to take about 3 months over the whole trip so don't want to wait about for weeks on end whilst on the road etc)
I have both a NZ & UK passport and my mate only a NZ passport - he is going to try applying through the embassy in Indonesia as it is the nearest to NZ ;-) - but if he has no joy has anyone who isn't a UK citizen had any luck getting a visa in London or Cairo etc
Any help appreciated - and using an agency is not out of the question...
The London website says "Validity of visa one month from date of issue. Period of stay is one month from date of entry to Sudan" which isn't any good - assume you can ask for validity of three months...
'1999' wasn't that long after the US bombed a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan claiming it was being used for producing chemicals weapons, based on evidence that makes Iraq's apparent recent foray into WMD seem set in concrete.
So perhaps no surprise ;-)
NZ doesn't really count on the world stage, so it's usually quite a good passport to travel on. We are of course seen as being 'western & white' and to explain where NZ is to most people you have to say 'next to Australia' which isn't currently that great a thing to say, in Muslim countries at least.
Though we still have a ban on anything Nuclear, which includes all US military ships, and withdrew the 35 odd engineers sent to Iraq quite a while ago when it became obvious that rebuilding Iraq wasn't on the agenda. And most of our military (12 blokes and 3 sheep) has been dismantled and retrained for 'peace keeping duties'. We don’t even bother buying the Ozzie’s military cast offs and more.
So we Kiwi's are peace loving and all round fabulous people, but I doubt this counts for anything in the Kartoum visa sorting office ;-)
I have always had real trouble getting visas at the embassy in London. Cairo on the other hand is a piece of cake. If you have an invitation from Khartoum, the visa in London is pretty easy. I suggest contacting Globtours, a great travel agency out there who do this sort of thing for travellers (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thr guy is called Midhat Mahir.
If you want to know how tricky London can be without an invite, I failed on my last attempt to get one without an invite. I am the author of the forthcoming Bradt guide to Sudan (http://www.bradtguides.com/?page=sho...product_id=130) and despite promises from consular officials that they could fast track my applicationas I would be 'helping' Sudanese tourism, they still failed to come up trumps. I got mine in Cairo in less than 24 hours.
ok visa to sudan go ask for it in aswan with recommendation letter from your embassy and you will take it in less than few hours ,contact mr mahmoud edris on 002-0106845201
also he is the best man to arrange you the ferry boat to wadi halfa (i dont think he will charge any one of you for helpin to get the visa ) as he did to many friends i sent to hem ,maybe koz they mention they are my friends hahaha,
Darren, when we went trans africa in 2001 / 2002, we all got our visas in Ndjamena within 3 hours including Wendy travelling on a kiwi passport. They didn't seem at all fussed about a NZ passport so I would guess you would get the same experiance in Cairo. What happened to Mongolia, are you back camped up in Gloucestershire enjoying the delights of the local post office?
"Also, I just heard this morning that people are having difficulties getting Sudanese visas in Cairo now. I also heard that the overland trucks are no longer running through there due to visa difficulties.
All this is second and third hand information - and maybe hearsay - but it may be worth making further inquiries, or attempting to get the visa in London."
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