GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME III, NUMBER 1, January 2002
Copyright © 2002, Global Access News

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Happy New Year! Welcome to the January 2002 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences.

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CONTENTS

1. ACCESSIBLE SAILING ADVENTURES
2. KENYA RESORT
3. DISABLED ASSOCIATION OF RUSSIA
4. U.K. DISABLED HOLIDAY DIRECTORY
5. RENTALS SPAIN, MALLORCA, MENORCA, PORTUGAL
6. SOUTH AMERICAN CRUISE
7. MEXICAN RIVIERA CRUISE


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1. ACCESSIBLE SAILING ADVENTURES

Accessible Sailing Adventures of Maine, USA,
is currently building an 88-foot long Spanish Galleon, which is specifically designed for wheelchair accessibility. Launch is scheduled for September 2002. To learn more, visit their home page at http://accessiblesailing.info/

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2. KENYA RESORT

Christel D, of the Netherlands, recently visited Kenya with her husband and found the Hotel Tropical Village in Malindi perfect for wheelchair users. According to Christel, the management built a wooden driveway to her room, and even though there was one step, it wasn't a problem for her. "Every place else at the resort was flat," said Christel. "We saw so many wild animals that it was almost like a fairy tale, or as if we were in a discovery film. We saw elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, cheetahs, lions, etc. In the middle of the night, I heard the elephants drinking, which makes a lot of noise, and then when I got out of bed and looked out the window, the elephant group was standing there right in front of me. Iíd go back to bed and then Iíd still hear them, such as the sound of the lion. Itís almost if it's not real at that moment. We have been to two different areas, and it is very beautiful to see animals in their normal life and habitat."
Contact:
Hotel Tropical Village
Tourist Road, PO Box 68
Malindi, Kenya
Tel 20711
Fax 20788


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3. DISABLED ASSOCIATION OF RUSSIA


Mary M, of Halifax, N.S., alerted us to Disabled Association of Russiaís appeal for worldwide assistance. The societyís purpose is to provide material and psychological support for disabled people in Russia who are in dire need of assistance with obtaining food, clothes, medicine and prostheses To learn more, visit their website at http://home.comset.net/voi/english/indexen.htm

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4. UK DISABLED HOLIDAY DIRECTORY

If youíre seeking accessible holiday cottages in the UK, Ireland or France, check out the UK Disabled Holiday Directory. They provide excellent resources for locating countryside guest cottages. Visit their site at http://www.disabledholidaydirectory.co.uk

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5. RENTALS SPAIN, MALLORCA, MENORCA, PORTUGAL

Owners Direct, a UK-based company, offers accessible holiday rentals in Spain, Mallorca, Menorca and Portugal. Visit their site to view the various properties available then contact the owners to discuss your own access requirements.
http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/wheelchair.htm

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6. SOUTH AMERICAN CRUISE

Kathy Dunn and her parents toured the port cities of South America on Holland America's Ryndam cruise. Discover the access of Santiago, Valparaiso and Punta Arenas, Chile, the Straits of Magellan, Ushuaia and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cape Horn, the Falkland Islands, Monte Video, Uruguay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and more at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/samericancruise01.htm

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7. THE MEXICAN RIVIERA


Robert Morrisette explored Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas on the Mexican Rivera during a 7-day Sea Princess cruise. Share his experience at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/seaprincessmexicanriv01.htm

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Thanks for sharing!

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