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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I've done a search on this topic, but haven't been able to find a satisfactory answer.
Basically I am planning a trip from London down to Cape Town via West Africa and I have both British and South African citizenship. I was wondering what potential hassles I might have carrying both passports with me.
Only carrying one passport is not an option for me as I need the South African passport to enter South Africa (it is compulsory for South African citizens with dual nationality to enter South Africa with their South African passport) and the British passport to travel from the UK down through Europe.
I suppose logically I could use my British passport to travel all the way from the UK down to the border between Namibia and South Africa and then switch over to the South African passport to enter South Africa.
Another concern is that I am white and from previous trips to African countries (before I became a British citizen), when black Africans meet a white South African, their reactions range from incredulity and disbelieve that there is such a thing, to a slight sense of unease that perhaps I'm raging racist.
I'm in the same boat as you. I can't say what is legally the most acceptable for dual passport holders but on my Eastern route through africa I plan to use the UK through Europe, presenting the SA papers on entry to Tunisia & used all the way Southwards.
I my travels in Africa I can honestly say I've received warmer receptions as a South African, albeit a pale-skinned one. Besides which in areas with terrorism concerns I'd rather be there as a non-westerner, even if I may look like one.
But interested if there are any other opinions on this scenario
Location: On our bicycles, probably pushing up a hill!
Also in same boat
We also have SA and Brtish passport. Will be travelling Russia/stans/africa.
I think the approach we will take is to only use our British passport for 2 main reasons.
1. Entering and exit of countries with different passport and car (with carnet). It might just be something else a corrupt or difficult custom/immigration person can use to make life difficult at border crossing.
2. I have more confidence in the British goverment looking (ie helping) after citizens when faced with potential problems for eg with whats happening in Kenya at the moment. If you are in a spot of trouble or civil war or whatever the case, I think their response time to a situaion will be a lot better. You can also register on the FCO website and 'log' where you will be and for what kind of timeframe. So if you registered on the site that you will be in Kenya for a month when all the protests started, at least there is a record somewhere where the goverment can try and track/help you if neccesary.
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