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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Footprint South America Handbook: QUOTE: Border Crossing: if you do not have a carnet, do not try to cross borders on a Sunday or a holiday anywhere as a charge is levied on the usually free borders in South America. END OF QUOTE
Naturally I don´t have a carnet down here since it is not mandatory.
What´s your experience? Is it true, that one has to pay a fee for the temporary importation ON SUNDAYS?
I never paid any attention to days of the week, which suggests I must have crossed some borders on some Sundays. No carnet, no problems (although there were a few countries which levied minor fees regardless). I do remember an anomaly or two--like entering Venezuela, where the aduana was indeed closed on Sunday, so they admitted me and told me to come back on Monday after I'd purchased insurance.
In fact, that's the more likely scenario--insurance offices that are closed on Sunday.
Take this for what it's worth; I'm not so accomplished at paying close attention to details which don't greatly matter.
In fact, that's the more likely scenario--insurance offices that are closed on Sunday. Mark
that implicates, that we have to buy insurances at some borders. Right?
I´m aware, that we need insurance for some countries in south america, but I thought that in contradiction to central america you have to get them IN the country and not at the border.
It depends, of course. Entering Venezuela I needed insurance to get a temporary import permit....and there were plenty of roadblocks to check. French Guiana needed insurance only when leaving. Guyana and Suriname only to enter. In Peru I evaded the roadblocks because I could only buy a year at a time, although more recent reports say you can purchase a month now; in Colombia I used an old American insurance card (not recommended, of course, but it worked for me), while others report heavy fines; in the south, reports vary greatly but people have been forbidden to enter in northern Argentina recently (coming from Bolivia), while I entered and left repeatedly without any insurance. Etc.
You're looking for hard and fast rules. There are none, and if anyone tells you there are you can safely discount anything else they tell you. Everyone's experience varies, and it changes over time as well. Some get lucky; some crumble at first hint of extortion from police. My philosophy is to assume that it will all become apparent at the appropriate time, and if it turns out I need insurance there'll be someone around to tell me so, then sell it to me. It's been working that way all over the world. Sometimes patience is the order of the day....but you're coming from Central America, so you'll be alright on that score.
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