Since arriving back from the EEDR I had that much needed shower (after the hotel issues at the end of the trip), had some home cooked food and slept. Following a trip back to London and attending the Stelios Award event, I have been in ‘searching’ mode. I have been mulling over what the trip… Continue Reading
Whilst on my Epic European trip I saw a lot of things that ‘disabled’ myself and many other people living in 2012. I also listened to a lot of music, considered theoretically simple solutions and wrote some poetry. The solutions will be proposed in my imminent report and the poetry remains personal; however I have… Continue Reading
The final video of the #EEDR comes from outside the European Parliament! Having met the accessible tourism office and The European Disability Forum (covering the 60m disabled people in the EU); I chanced my arm with the big guys! Big thanks to you for crowd funding, following and supporting this project. The report, meetings and… Continue Reading
Through the wonderful Ivor Ambrose at the European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT); I was put in touch with the office for accessibility in Flanders (a region of Belgium). Based in Brussels they share in this video interview their great work for accessible tourism in Belgium and beyond.
As the trip approached 2 weeks long; Filipe and I had our most tired spell in Prague. I did find the cobbles a little bumpy too. Nonetheless we had a great meeting with POV (link) and enjoyed the old town. Checkout the video!
On the journey between Krakow and Prague we stopped of in Auschwitz. A very educational stop and something I’ve wanted to do since I was 7 years old, learning about WWII. It wasn’t the most accessible part of the #EEDR though…
This video was shot around 10pm by Krakow’s famous castle. It was the last night in Poland, before a detour to Prague, via Auschwitz. I share my observations of dropped curbs and restaurant access!
You may remember that straight after my European Voluntary Service in Spain this year I attended a training course in Turkey. One of the trainers, called Basia, and I stayed in touch. She lives in England but is from near Krakow. Along with her sister, Gosia, they run an organisation (MMS) that works in the… Continue Reading