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 are off on Monday 27th and have missed out on timing to get our Iranian Visa in the UK before we leave. The options are to try and get one in Turkey ( if we don't get it god knows what we will do as this will only be 3 months into a year long trip ) OR leave the paperwork here with our Passports ( we have two each so will still have one Passport each ), wait for the Visa to be sent out - to my parents, say - and then get them to DHL the Passports with Visa to us once received.
Has anyone ever tried to get a Iranian Visa in Turkey ???? I have a British Passport and Jenny has one British and one Irish one.
We have to make a decision by Thursday night ( 23rd of May ). HELP.
Iranian immigration offices have various policies. These frequently change.
In Turkey it was no probem to get an visa with my Irish passport, but Brits were being refused at the time (ruining many trips). My advice would for UK passport holders to pay the money and get a visa at home if it's possible. Definitely. Irish passport holders can get a visa anywhere. I got mine in Erzurum in two days.
Definitely get one in London if you can. They are extremely unreliable in Turkey - sometimes no problem sometimes refusing. We were refused three times (Brit passports) but met loads who got them in a week or two. Do the DHL thing, and if it all seems like a load of money, it's a lot more to re-sort out your plans from Turkey. Also - use a visa agency (eg Magic Carpet or Travcour - someone may be able to recommend someone better) as they do this stuff every day and know what to put on the forms etc.
Iran needs to be organised before you leave but the visa can be collected at any Iranian high commission in the world once it's been booked. I'm doing mine through Magic Carpet 01344-622832(UK),Zahreh Majidan seemed most knowledgable and helpful. For £95 they arrange the visa and issue you with a reference number which when presented at an Iranian High Commission is then cross referenced and the visa subsequently issued. There is currently a £43 charge for the visa for Brits but the Irish seem to get most things related to Middle East formalities cheaper. Letters of recomendation are also no longer required.
what happens to one person has no bearing whatsoever on what happens to the next, so don't rely on the "we got it in Ankara so therefore you will" idea - we drove from Damascus to Ankara on that one and still got refused.
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