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Jan 15, 2018

ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Motorcycle Adventure Travellers

On this months RAW, at the round table we discuss if you really need a tent to go overlanding, is physical fitness important for a motorcycle trip, handling money in different countries and going to the toilet.

Tents: Do you really need to go overlanding with a tent?

Fitness: Is being physically fit an important part of setting out on a big trip?

Money: How do you handle your money or money sources when travelling? Carrying money? Transferring money? Exchange? Do you spend all your money in a country before you leave it and then get money in the correct currency in the next country? Or how do you do it?

Happy New Year: We’re in to 2018, what will the RAW panel get up to this year?

ARR RAW Listener Question Answered: 

James G: There's one thing that makes me hesitant about travelling through Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. It's not wild animals, dodgy food, or terrorists. It's poo. The idea of using a non-western toilet makes me pucker. How do you handle it? Do you bring your own loo-paper and pretend you are safe in your own bathroom? Or do you learn the lavatorial etiquette for each country you travel through?

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Show Co-Hosts

Sam Manicom 
Sam's 4 paperback books take you through the different continents of what turned out to be an 8 year motorcycle journey around the world. You can get them either direct from Sam, or via The Book with Free Worldwide delivery. You can also find them on Kindle, and all 4 are available as Audio books for download from i-Tunes and Audible. Or you can get MP3 Audio Book CDs direct from Sam on  

Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited
THE premier source for information on motorcycle and overland adventure travel since 1997.
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Graham Field
Author of motorcycle adventure books: In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka & Different Natures -
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Shirley Hardy Rix & Brian Rix 
Authors of motorcycle adventure books: Two for the Road, Circle to Circle & The Long Way to Vladivostok. Aussie Overland’s books are available through the usual eBook outlets worldwide or order directly at They make a great read whether relaxing by a fire in the northern hemisphere or by the pool in the southern hemisphere. And don't forget to check out the Adventure Travel Film Festival:

Music used:

A Day In The Sun by Per Kiilstofte Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (

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