Exploring canals of Amsterdam was the most fun thing I’ve ever done in this city. I know it may be surprising since many people would link Amsterdam to great coffee shops or a laid-back atmosphere. Probably it offers things more “fun” than canals, but it is what it is – the city’s never been my favourite. Before going there, I have already heard of its wonderful coffee shops and The Red Light District. (Un)fortunately, I’ve never been very much into any of those, so the city didn’t really cater to my travelling needs. Still, I think it makes an interesting place to visit, and I’m going to fulfil my duty as your travel chronicler. How accessible is Amsterdam and what does it offer to people, who are eager to explore it? Keep reading and I promise to tell you everything I know.
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Sunshine, lovely beaches, the Caribbean Sea and a perfectly blue sky – Dominican Republic has it all. I’ve never been a sun shy person, so when I visited Puerto Plata back in July 2006, I fell in love with the Dominican Republic. Puerto Plata’s located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, and it’s full of touristic resorts. I was there for two weeks, and oh my, these two weeks I will always remember!
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You can really feel that it’s winter in Poland. It’s cold and there are loads of snow. To leave the apartment on my manual wheelchair, it’s a real challenge. It’s not easy to push through the snow. On the Blumil it’s actually fun. I went to a nearby forest for a run with my dog. It was fantastic. The sun was shining, I was racing going constantly at speeds up to 20 km/h and chasing around with my labrador Coco. Moving around like that really made me forget that I’m disabled and the Blumil doesn’t feel like a wheelchair at all.
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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Ireland? Good beer, Dublin, shamrock leaves, pubs, Saint Patrick? In my head, it’s probably some kind of mixture all of these, but the first word that comes to my mind would be: fun. I visited Dublin back in August 2004, and my trip was definitely the one to remember., even though I haven’t had an electric wheelchair those days. I had the best of all worlds: a bit of relax, a lot of fun and some sightseeing to explore the city. What I loved there, what was less than lovable, what’s worth seeing? All of the answers, you can find below!
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If you ask me what I love, travelling will always be one of the first things I’ll mention. I’ve always loved it, and times have changed, but my love for travelling has never faded away. Now it’s become even easier than ever to travel since my Blumil electric wheelchair gives me more freedom with how practical and functional it is. It hasn’t always been like that.
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Today, I would like to introduce you to my ultimate accessibility rating of travel destinations. Travelling with a manual or electric wheelchair might be quite a a challenge, but .. You have to know, I’ve never been the one to resist a promise of adventure. Travelling has always been my cup of tea, and nothing has changed that. I’m not a person who believes in limits, but I am a great believer of challenges.
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They say animals make the most wonderful friends, and I have to agree because my assistance dog – Coco proves it’s true. Not only a friend, but also a solid guardian during my adventures on Blumil electric wheelchair. She is always there for me when I need her and her presence makes even the darkest days better. She’s also my ultimate companionship: wherever I go, she goes. We explore the world together and she’s truly a very important part of my life. How did it happen? How our paths crossed? That’s a story I would like to tell you today. The story of Coco.
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Travelling can be a dream come true, but there’s one thing about it that can be a total nightmare – choosing a hotel, especially if you are using a manual or electric wheelchair. The number of choices seems to be ever growing, but not every hotel is as picture-perfect as it claims to be.
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Have you missed me? Well I hope you have. So, last time I presented you with the first part of a guide for travellers in which you could find some useful information on how to travel by car or by plane when you’re in a manual or electric wheelchair. Today, I would like to tell you a bit about trains, buses and taxis.
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Being on a manual or electric wheelchair doesn’t mean limited travels. The first step to having your rights respected is to know them. Knowledge can be your power, and turn your life around. What are your rights as a disabled person when you are travelling?
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