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 have just opened a bottle of bubbly........... nine days after applying we have been given our authorisation number
This part of our trip has been giving us sleepless nights.
We are so looking forward to travelling through this diverse country.
IranianVisa.com (is this official or just a travel agency?)
The process can apparently take anywhere from 15 days to 2 months, getting denied is not unlikely (especially in current political climate after the elections) and the visa, when issued, is valid for 3 months and allows you to travel in Iran for 30 days. It is possible to extend it when you're in the country.
Makes sense, or am I confusing something? I'm about to embark on a visa-hunting expedition for Iran and Pakistan and am wondering what the best way to attack this is.
Answer to apapdop: When you apply to the visa agency (we used Persian Voyages too, who are cheaper than magic carpet) they provide the LOI to the Iranian Embassy, gain you a visa number and you take this number to the embassy with passport and application form. We have elected to pick up in Istanbul - so will take all this to that embassy instead where you are issued with the visa.
We were advised to apply for two weeks only and then extend when there. We were also advised to apply to pick up in Istanbul as it may imply that we are travelling as opposed to spying, which is apparently what can be suspected of British applications that are within the UK and for 30 days.
Got my authorisation number too on Monday, after having applied 3 weeks earlier through persianvoyages.com - Greek citizen.
Mind you this is for a SINGLE entry visa, as I was told they don't issue multiple entry visas at the moment.
The email I got was very dodgy (from unknown/free domain, person I had never talked to before, sloppy typing/spelling) and I'm trying to call the travel agency to confirm it's legit. (called them yesterday, were busy, took my details, didn't call me back)
I'm currently on the road to Oz now in Goreme, Cappadoccia, and requested a visa authorisation number from persian voyages over 2 weeks ago. They sent me an email saying that British citizens now may or may not need a tourist guide for their trip so I replied saying do whatever they have to, just get me a visa. I rang up the other day to be told that I now needed a guide and have the feeling that they have just sat on their asses for 2 weeks whilst I have passed through my designated pick up point in Istanbul. They are only now finding out how much a guide will cost me. I am not a happy bunny.
My backup plan is to turn up at the border and try to get a transit visa and maybe invent some story about having a grieving wife waiting for me in Pakistan. Either that or go up and over and fly from Tashkent to Delhi. I am currently travelling with a couple of other Brits who got their visas on the day of the election results. They are now wonderng whether they will get to the border and be told they need a guide.
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