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Interview with Jocelyn, founder of accesstrip.org

Jocelyn, in a wheelchair since a serious accident in 2001, is at the founder of accesstrip.org. He calls himself a “globeroller” and wants to create an online tool that would help people with reduced mobility with their travels. The main purpose of the website is to share travel information all around the world and facilitate the exchange …

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Susie Twydell shares with us her passion for travelling the world

Susie Twydell, resident in London, UK has been passionate about travelling way before she was bound to a wheelchair by Multiple Sklerosis in 2012. However, she was shocked by the lack of information available for people with disability in regards to travel. That is why she founded Wheelchair World – a non-for profit website that …

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Cambodia with a wheelchair – a résumé

Cambodia: Same, same but different We travelled in this beautiful country, which lies between Thailand and Vietnam, over a five-week period. Before our visit, I was very concerned that Cambodia might pose a great challenge for me as a wheelchair user. However, the journeys between Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang, Kratje and Ratanakiri were no …

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Malaysia with a wheelchair – a résumé

How wheelchair accessible is Malaysia? Malaysia, truly Asia, is definitely worth a visit, also or especially if you are in a wheelchair. The below report solely results of our experiences travelling in Malaysia in 2009 (Kuala Lumpur – Kota Kinabalu – Sabah – Danum Valley – Sipadan Island) and again in 2013 (Kota Kinabalu – …

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Helicopterflight over Angkor Wat

After two days of visiting the temples around Siem Reap in Cambodia where we experienced quite a few problems to get to all levels in the wheelchair, we choose a different perspective: Via a helicopter we flew over Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei and many others until the water villages in the south of Siem Reap. …

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Cuba for wheelchair travellers – a review

In November 2013, we “wheelchairtravelled” Cuba for one month. It was interesting, that even though we did not meet other wheelchair travellers, we noted that disabled people are – like in Germany – a common site. In Cuba, an organisation called AKLIFIM works for the inclusion and integration of people with mobility disabilities. Due to …

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