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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Since I don't seem to be able to get a Pakistani visa here in Turkey, how can I get around it? I could go through Iran to the UAE and there are dhows, but do they still sail to Bombay and will they take me and the bike?
it is nice to hear from you and nice to know that you are in Turkey. I am also in Turkey came for some job interviews. I am currently in Istanbul now and tomorrow (wednesday) will fly to Samsun to see my formar lecturers to discuss. Anyway. I'll go to Ankara at this weekend then will be in Izmir on the 8th.
I dont know where you are know but if you are close to where I am, we can meet and have a /coffee. my mobile number in Turkey is +90 (0) 535 9416711. Call me or text me if you want to.
I could go through Iran to the UAE and there are dhows, but do they still sail to Bombay and will they take me and the bike?
I can't give you anything definite but as, a glimmer of hope, I went past Dubai Creek a couple of weeks ago and there were several cars on the decks of dhows. They aren't going anywhere on the Arabian peninsula; my guess is India and they'd probably take you. After all, they took Michael Palin, didn't they? If I find out anymore I'll post it.
I don't know where MP went, but I do know that people used them to go to Karachi. Now, that wouldn't help me much and Mumbai is twice that far, so I don't know whether they still do that run. Also, I have read that the authorities won't permit passengers on them to go to Iran for safety reasons.
So, thanks for the glimmer. In any case, I'm still hopefull to get a Pak visa somehow. If all else fails I send my passport to Germany.
I spoke to some customs and admin officers down at the creek tonight. They told me the dhows with cars on are heading for Somalia and that one can't pick up a dhow for India. They said larger ships at Port Rashid (where the ferry to Iran also leaves from) or at Jebel Ali might take a bike and passenger to India.
I've done the whole trying-to-get-a-dhow-to-take-me-somewhere thing and it doesn't work. The Immigration authorities won't stamp you out of the UAE as they say its unsafe. Also, the dhow captains don't have visas or proper seaman papers, and the authorities won't allow anyone else access to the informal service. Plus most of them are Iranian and no-one trusts the Persian devils!
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