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Recommended Books

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Trip Planning

Adventure Motorcycling, Chris Scott

The basics of planning, from choosing a bike, to deciding where to go, to understanding the paperwork involved. Also, quite a few handy tips for life on the road.

Riding the World, Greg Frazier

Detail on equipping and modifying the bike for the trip as well as useful 'on the road' experience.


Useful Reference

Bugs, Bites & Bowels, Cadogan Guides

Recommended by my doctor as an excellent guide to tropical diseases, illness on the road and how to keep in good health.

Point It

An ingenious idea! Passport sized book (5mm thick) containing 60 pages and images of thousands of objects from food to hotels (with single/double beds) to batteries. No need to know the non-English word for everything. Just point (of course, learning some local language to supplement will help!).

Do's and Taboos Around the World

Explains the cultures and interaction in locations around the world. What's polite to do/say, what's rude etc.

Beginner's Russian

This book gently introduces the Russian language and alphabet. Most other books seem to drop you in at the deep end. A tough language to learn, but easier with the right encouragement.


Travel Writing

Investment Biker, Jim Rogers

Adventure Capitalist, Jim Rogers

Jupiter's Travels, Ted Simon

Sorebums, Rattling Around Asia, Simon McCarthy


Recommended DVDs

Long Way Round                            Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman go RTW



www.horizonsunlimited.com        Adventure travel website with huge community

www.advrider.com                        Adventure travel website

www.ukgser.com                          General information and forum for BMW bikes

http://faq.f650.com                        Detailed questions & answers on the BMW F650

www.smellybiker.com/maps        Garmin compatible high detail world maps

MPG Calculator                             Works out your Miles per Gallon

Merck Health Online                      Full online guide to health


Links to other travellers websites

www.panomoto.com                    Bjorn travelling to Oz via Turkey and Iran (2008)

www.lonebiker.net                        Matt rides through the Stans to China (2007)

www.franglais-riders.com            Maria and Alistair in South America (2007-2008)




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