A PLEA FOR HONESTY AND FAIRNESS

This site is part of our livelihood. We've spent a lot of time and money on trying to get it right. We don't just give opinions, but also, as far as we can, hard facts. There's an old saying in journalism: opinions are cheap, facts are expensive.

By all means print it out and carry it with you when you are travelling. That's how it's meant to be used. Show it to other motorcyclists. But be decent. It's only a few dollars, even if you want print-outs about several countries: less than the price of many guide books, most of which will be of less use to a motorcyclist. Please don't pass on the print-outs for nothing, or accept them from someone else because 'they'll never know'. You're right: we won't ever know. But how would you feel if someone stole your livelihood?

We have deliberately set the download prices as low as we can, so the information will be up-to-date and readily affordable for everyone. We 'date-stamp' all pages: an old country page may be lacking up-to-date information, so it is to your advantage to update your pages from time to time. We note in the list of countries when they were last updated, and whether it's a minor revision or major. As we say, a new download is not expensive, so you can afford to carry the print-outs with you and throw them away when they become dog-eared. All we ask is that you play fair. Most motorcyclists do, after all. It's one of the pleasures of dealing with them.

last updated: 27/10/03

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