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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Hello to all you people out there from the wonderful place of Erzurum in Eastern Turkey.
Just a note of caution if you are thinking of applying for a VISA through IranianVisa.com.
We applied in Greece (Athens) and paid for the 2-5 day service. Three-and-a-half weeks later we still waited.
IranianVisa.com (HAmid) suggested we could pick up the visa at Instanbul/ANkara/ERzurum if we wanted to move on (boy how we did as Athens is so damn expensive to sit around).
We CHECKED several times with MR Hamid whether this was ok to do and also checked he had changed the request with the Foreign Ministry from Athens to Erzurum. He told us many times a copy of authorisation would go to Erzurum AS WELL. Multiple emails told us we could get the visas with the same code at Erzurum.
1800 MILES LATER after several visits to the consulate we find out that MR Hamid is 'economical with the truth' - our authorisation is only valid for Athens and we are in Erzurum. Flights back to Athens and accommodation will cost about 1000 Euro - it's cheaper to stay here for another 7-10 days as they process ANOTHER application; the VISA code is useless anywhere APART from Athens! At no point did he tell us anything apart from this!
He then told us that we would have to reapply again!
We now (five weeks later) have to apply all over again through the consulate in Erzurum.
Have emailed IranianVisa.com several times. Not responded to any emails at all.
Still stuck in Erzurum as we process another application through Consulate. Seven days here so far - went today but will be at least Saturday before we hear anything (10 days) - Tehran Ministry closed Thursday and Friday. We could be here for a while yet!
well, i have to agree and disagree with the previous post. hamid is a wanker... but he did get my visa eventually (after angry phone calls, e-mails, and requests to get my money back). i had to wait for weeks and months longer than promised. eventually, i gave up and went to syria, lebanon. but when i e-mailed him from lebanon (months after i was promised the visa) I got the authorization code as promised. I picked up the visa from syria... but then I had to fly to iran rather than ride. anyway, i got the code and the visa from iranianvisa.com (and i'm drunk at the moment, so perhaps i shouldn't give any further details). desertsoul... you take over now. (the moral of this story? don't post while drinking. sorry community.)
...but calling Hamid a 'w@nker' is probably a wee bit harsh...I used them too but got my code sent through maybe 2 or 3 weeks after my payment was cleared. I was in Pakistan and applied for my Iran visa at the Iran consulate in Quetta with my code. The next day I picked up my Iranian Visa.
Whether or not Iranianvisa.com actually helped, I can't really say but without the code, I would have had to apply for the visa and come back to the same place several weeks later. At least with Iranianvisa.com, I could carry on travelling and got the visa very quickly once I had the code.
My main gripe is really the cost, it was so bloody expensive (at least £90 or so) plus you have the 32Euros for Iranianvisa.com.
After ripping out what is left of my hair.................
Today Cathy and I go the consulate in Erzurum to find out that she can get a visa and I have been turned down - lot of use for a blind woman on a motorbike!
BTW - I filled out both applications with EXACTLY the same details apart from the personal information. The Embassy said it was because of the 'who you are going to visit / where staying section'. Same hotel address on both - then they said it was because you needed an 'invitation' and I didn't have one (but neither did Cathy?) I think they just liked her headscarf perhaps? She does have lovely blue eyes!
I am the same person whom they would have let in if we had stayed in Athens to pick up the visas (after Hamid told us we could go to Erzurum to do this). I don't think I have changed in the weeks? A little older, perhaps, a little greyer (definitely). No new convictions for anything as far as I know.
Now we think we have to go back to Istanbul and air freight the bike over Iran to Karachi - we have wasted nearly six weeks on this shambles due PURELY to IranianVisa.com - I am really grinding my teeth.................................. even if Mr Hamid is a nice bloke he has knackered us with his wrong information when we paid him for supposedly knowing what is / and is not possible re. Visas.
Iranian visas are a lottery, I'm afraid. Sorry you lost this time. I found similar things with Pakistani visas... I'm not sure you can blame the visa agency for not knowing about the refusal, even if you can blame them for many other things.
I think you misunderstand. They told us we could pick up the Visas from ERzurum once we had our code and this was not true. If they had done their job properly in the first place then we would not have had to reapply!
Best wishes from Erzurum as we plan our way around this!
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