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.
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We just got our Nigerian visas in Bamako, Mali.
Handed the applications in yesterday morning and got the visa 14:00 today.
No hassle, no questions, no explanations. Single entry and valid for 90days from issue.
I really think it is worth a try here in Bamako. My application was rejected 3 times in the UK, so super excited about this.
They wanted :
Copy of passport main page
copy of Mali visa
copy of Mali entry stamp
copy of vehicle registration doc (V5C or Carte Grisse)
copy of CPD front page, both sides
Copy of CDP Mali entry stamp.
Cost was CFA34000 for me (Saffa) and CFA46000 for Belgian dude.
We stayed at the sleeping camel (Great for overlanders) GPS N12 37.530, W007 59.276, and it is about 15-20 minute walk from here past Azar supermarket. There is a photocopy kiosk along the way, was CFA600 for all the photocopies.
Oh boy you wouldnt belive the trouble they made some month ago during and before elections. Every day people waiting in front at the embassy, two japanese on bycycles getting told to come back in two weeks. Me I have been there soooo many times with my malian brother, we waited HOURS under this big tree, they even didnt let us in.
So now skipped the non residency policy ?? I got my malian residence permit to get the visa that time BUT it was only valid 1 month from issue and they told me I can prolong it in Cotonou what was NOT the case. Discussed hours with the ambassador and now he will give me a visa but valid from date of issue and 2 weeks single entry. He asked how much I paid in Bamako what was 40000 but he said here its more expensive.
Could you find out how much it is in bamako right now for me to have a basis for negotiations ??
Completely different from our experience. Embassy was dead quiet. Only spoke to guy who works at the door/gate. He took our applications and gave us our passports next day. Really zero issues/difficulties. Never mentioned residency.
It was as easy as it will ever be possible for a visa in Africa.
We paid CFA34000 (for South African) and CFA 46000 (for Belgian) just yesterday.
Friend is going tomorrow , to see if he has the same luck. Will ask him to update post.
Tell your friend to ask for the prices for a german and if and when the regulations have changes. Also if its normal to get 90 days, because this lousy bastard ambassador here in benin only wants to give me 2 weeks which is possible but I always prefer a bit extra time.
Greet the guy on the door from the german vespa traveller that passed 4 month ago, if its still the same guy he will know ...
Mali Visa one month 15000CFA on the border, one month prolongation 5000CFA at immigration in bamako. Dakar ambassy was more expensive than at the border itself. The officer was drunk and unfriendly plus demanded 60000 so i made him a bit of trouble. Send me to Kayes to get it in the end.
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