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Handicap Thoughts

From the acceptance of the handicap to wanderlust

By on 30 December 2017

Since I was a child I have seen my mother, grand-mother and other family members live with the handicap, accepting it more or less. As the spastic paraplegia I have is caused by a dominant gene, I was aware that I had a 50% risk to be disabled. As…


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Accessibility Europe France

Christmas at the castle of Trévarez : let’s meet Alice in her Wonderland

By on 19 December 2017

When I was a child, to go and visit the castle of Trévarez with my family at Christmas time was almost a tradition. Like many families from Finistère, the region I come from, we used to go there and marvel at the display of nativity scenes from around the…


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Accessibility Asia Myanmar

Yangon, religious traditions in the heart of an everchanging city

By on 1 December 2017

Yangon, a continuously evolving city
After a week in the country, here we are in Yangon for our last stop on our Myanmar journey, but also our last stop of our 4 months long sout-east Asia trip. Counting 4.5 millions inhabitants, Yangon is the country’s biggest city. Although we are…


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Accessibility Asia Destinations Myanmar

Bagan: wheelchair strolling in the valley of the thousands pagodas

By on 17 November 2017

After two days discovering Mandalay, here we are on the road to Bagan! After four hours we arrive at the hotel Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort, in the middle of the afternoon. We are grinning from ear to ear! A magnificent swimming pool with view on the Irrawadi river is waiting for…


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Accessibility Asia Destinations Myanmar

Visiting Mandalay in a wheelchair: discovering Buddhism

By on 3 November 2017

After a year of Working-Holiday-Visa in New Zealand and three months travelling through south-east Asia it was time to go back home. But before going back to France I was invited by Myanmar Accessible Tourism Center and Mira Travels agency to help them develop accessible travels for disabled people. So here…


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Asia Destinations Indonesia

Death and life celebrations in Tana Toraja

By on 30 September 2017

Toraja people, mainly Christians, keep only a few of their old rituals from their animist time. Of all the ceremonies they use to do, only funerals are still being done like their ancestors’. While we were in Rantepao, we had the opportunity to attend to one of these. Believe…


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Accessibility Asia Destinations Indonesia

Tana Toraja, journey into a land of indigenous traditions

By on 17 September 2017

After few days in Makassar, we drove up to Rantepao. Located in Tana Toraja region, Toraja people live here, meaning “people of the uplands”. No wonder they live up in the mysterious mountains of south Sulawesi.
Today Toranjans are mainly christians, but it was not always this way. They used to be…


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Accessibility Asia Destinations Indonesia

Makassar: first step in Indonesia in good company

By on 2 September 2017

7th August 2017 : I roll for the first time in Indonesia. Surprisingly I am not in Bali but in a bigger but less known island of the archipelago called Sulawesi. After a forty minutes drive we arrive in the centre of Makassar. From the taxi’s window we discover…


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Accessibility Asia Destinations Malaysia

A week-end in Malacca

By on 20 August 2017

Located between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Malacca used to be one of the biggest south-east Asia harbour. Thanks to its strategic location, Portuguese, British, Chinese and many more left a mark on this city. Over a week-end, we went there to have a glimpse of this majestic past, listed…


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Accessibility Asia Handicap Malaysia

Visiting Kuala Lumpur in a wheelchair: accessibility tips and advices

By on 31 July 2017

Kuala Lumpur is the first south-east Asia city where I have been rolling. I heard and read a lot that Malaysia is a challenging country for wheelchair users. So when we arrived we were a bit afraid  to face accessibility issues. After a week in the Malaysian capital,  I…

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