Is Vienna really as Wheelchair accessible as people say?

Yes and no. On the one hand the city centre is very accessible with dropped curbs pretty much everywhere, a decent number of accessible, adapted toilets, a largely accessible underground system and wheelchair accessible museums and palaces. On the other hand, we had an absolute nightmare trying to get to the airport and the city … Continue reading Is Vienna really as Wheelchair accessible as people say?

How to avoid extortionate fares when caught in a traffic jam in the black cab in London.

Fed up with extortionate black cab taxi fares in London? Me too! As a London resident, I get a taxi card which allows me to get a discount on two swipes per journey. This means that I pay £2.50 instead of £12.50 and I can do this twice in every journey, meaning that if the … Continue reading How to avoid extortionate fares when caught in a traffic jam in the black cab in London.

How hot will it be in the Greenwich comedy Festival tent?

Very! This weekend, we went to the Greenwich comedy festival. The comedy Festival is held in a tent this gets very hot and on Saturday it was very hot indeed. But on the plus side, this was because it was a beautiful sunny day 🙂 good thing really, because the tent is on the grass in … Continue reading How hot will it be in the Greenwich comedy Festival tent?

Do I dare brave the Kaleidoscope festival in my power wheelchair?

Normally I only go to places that I have previously visited and I know are accessible for my power wheelchair. However, seeing as the Kaleidoscope festival was at Alexandria Palace which is a top of quite a steep hill, there was no other option! I needn’t have worried 🙂 Fortunately, the organisers had done a … Continue reading Do I dare brave the Kaleidoscope festival in my power wheelchair?

Husky dogsledding and seeing the Northern Lights when you are a wheelchair user?  Not possible surely?

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?

Wheelchairs and Jazz Festivals in Edinburgh?

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?

Do you know this fantastic tip for travelling in black cabs?

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?

How wheelchair accessible is Disneyland Paris?

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?