Oh yes, it is possible. I did all of this and ate some very random food! The staff that I contacted via email at the STF Abisko Mountain Station https://www.swedishtouristassociation.com/facilities/stf-abisko-mountain-station/ in, Sweden, were super helpful and thanks to the help, it became possible. First of all, the lodge is wheelchair accessible. They have one wheelchair … Continue reading Husky dogsledding and seeing the Northern Lights when you are a wheelchair user? Not possible surely?
I went to the ‘Jazz Festival’ which is one of the ‘Fringe Festival’ events in Edinburgh. I love Edinburgh, my father’s side of the family are from Edinburgh so I have strong roots there and I spent a lot of time in the city as a youngster. I am pleased that the city makes considerable … Continue reading Wheelchairs and Jazz Festivals in Edinburgh?
No more desperately holding on to the small handle above the door whilst your wheelchair slides around every time the driver takes a corner at speed, applies the brakes heavily or hurtles round a bend! No longer do you need to feel unvalued because whilst everybody else has to wear a seatbelt by law, wheelchairs … Continue reading Do you know this fantastic tip for travelling in black cabs?
In April 2014, I visited Disneyland Paris in a Power wheelchair. Disneyland Paris is totally accessible for all types of wheelchairs and there are a number of disabled toilets. You can get a special FastPass ticket which will allow you to often take a different entry path to a number of the rides so you … Continue reading How wheelchair accessible is Disneyland Paris?
On Saturday 28 April, I went with my cousin’s family to see the Bluebells in the woods at Ashridge Estate. They really were amazing, there must be something in the soil that makes them clustered together in such a way because sometimes it was like a field. My cousin's husband spent a short time in … Continue reading Will the bluebell woods be wheelchair accessible?
I visited Valencia in Spain and I was really impressed by how wheelchair friendly it was! I expected the new buildings to have wheelchair access but I was really impressed to find that the pedestrianized walkway along the seafront had many restaurants that were not just wheelchair accessible but also had a disabled toilet on … Continue reading Valencia, the home of paella in Spain is incredibly wheelchair accessible
Visiting the Rwandan Mountain gorillas in my wheelchair! I saw 2 things in Rwanda that I never dreamt I would see-one of course was the mountain gorillas but the second was cyclists that held onto the back of lorries to help pull them and their load up the hills! Yes, those 4 yellow containers are … Continue reading Today’s question: will I be able to visit the mountain gorillas?
I travelled to Japan in 2016 . This was my very positive experience... Japan was absolutely fantastic. As someone who depends heavily on the availability of an accessible toilet, I found huge freedom from the fact that every single station has an accessible toilet. They call them universal toilets because they can be used by … Continue reading today’s question: how wheelchair accessible is Japan?
In November 2012 I did 2 very unexpected things. 1st of all I went into rehab. I left work as a walker, albeit double walking stick dependent, person, and came out, 2 weeks later, as a wheelchair user. Not the usual outcome from rehab, which is meant to make you better, not worse! (I should … Continue reading Today’s question: I’ve just started using a wheelchair. How is my holiday to Barbados going to be?
.Learning to be a wheelchair user is an adventure. Not necessarily an adventure that I would choose, given the option, but here I am and I have to learn how to do things a new way. Nearly everyday, I have a new question