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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We've just got our Visa's for sudan and we have a copy of the letter which the UK Embassy charge £450E for. About £45UK. You can get away with one copy per couple don't let them sell you two as a copy is good enough. Not sure if ALL copies would be good enough. Maybe they might want to see one original. We certainly had no problem with one original and one copy for me and the wife. The guy in the Sudan Embassy charges £1E for the copy. The UK Embassy opens at 10am and took 15mins to give us the letter this includes signing into the building and filling the simple form. You MUST have your UK passport with you and it MUST contain the Egyptian Visa. No idea why they want these but they insisted. They would not accept our second passports or copies whilst they were in the Ethiopian Embassy.
Once you have this letter you can apply.
You need -
The UK embassy letter (1 copy)
Two passport photos
Photocopy of your Passport
Photocopy of the Egyptian Visa Page
$100US per person
Application form completed
Photocopy of completed application
The Embassy took our info and took till 10am the next day. You can probably submit anytime in the morning and get it back at 10am. You should have no trouble turning up at 10am at the UK embassy and getting it all done in submitted by midday and then collecting the next day.
There are three windows in the office to the left of the door. You need the one with PASSPORT on the plaque above the window. This is the right hand window. Do not queue at any of the others. This is the same window for collecting blank applications and submitting. The middle window is where you pay once you have submitted. The guy will usher you to that window once he checks the paperwork. There is a photocopy guy on site.
sorry my fault as i thought i'd posted a clear advice. No luck i'd not been clear....sorry. It was indeed in cairo.
We got ethiopian and sudan in 4 days. The ethiopian is easy but after 2pm next day. Sudan after 10am next day. You do not need one before the other but the ethiopians asked for sudan first and we said hard luck and we got ethiopia first. This was based on some previous advice that turns out to be wrong. Sudan do not need ethiopia first. If anything its the other way round but we got past that requirement easily.
I also read about the Ethiopia visa first "rule". Thouht I will try get Egypt and Ethiopia whilst I am still in London and then Sudan from when in Cairo. Thansk for the info about the turn around time is a day and costs.
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