June-Nov. 2010 Global Access News Travel E-Zine
GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME XI, NUMBER 6, June -Oct. 2010
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Welcome to the June-November  2010 Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel tips and experiences.

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Please note: Any Internet links mentioned in this e-zine were verified as functioning as of the date listed at the top of this zine. However, web sites and e-mail addresses change frequently, so changes may have occurred after the above date.

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CONTENTS

1. LADAKH: HIMALAYA ON WHEELS
2. MISSIONARY EXPEDITIONS AFRICA MExpA)
3. NEW FOUNDLAND: BY D’ BAY CABINS
4. GETTING AROUND LA WITH A DISABILITY
5. GATWICK DIAMOND CARS
6. ACCESS DUBLIN
7. LONDON BY WHEELCHAIR
8. LE FINESTRE SUL VASTICANO B&B
9. SPAIN: XENOFILIA VILLAS
10. CHESTER, ENGLAND 2010

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1. LADAKH: HIMALAYA ON WHEELS

Visiting the high altitudes of the rugged Himalayas may not seem like an option for wheelchair users, but Vidhya Ramasubban, of Himalaya on Wheels, invites disabled travelers to consider exploring the mountain region of Ladakh.

PAGIR, a group of people with disabilities, has identified accessible sites to visit. Some venues may require assistance to catch a glimpse of the Ladakhi way of life, but a trained helper and a driver will accompany them to make their journey through Ladakh comfortable. Their guide book describes the history of each place on the tour, along with details of the accessibility issues there. To learn if a Ladakh tour suits your disability, visit http://www.travelanotherindia.com/guestshimalaya.html

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2. MISSIONARY EXPEDITIONS AFRICA MExpA)

George Obanda, Managing Director of Missionary Expeditions Africa (MExpA), is a physically disabled Kenyan, who recently launched a tour company to organize African tours, safaris, travels and adventure holidays for disabled people. To learn more, contact Obanda at
Missionary Expeditions Africa (MExpA)
Kikuyu Road
P.O. Box 18225
00100 GPO
Nairobi
Kenya
Tel: +254726246030/ +2547228271616

E-mail:
mexp2010africa@gmail.com

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3. NEW FOUNDLAND: By D’ BAY CABINS

Gerry Campbell, of By d ' Bay Cabins in Port Blandford, Newfoundland, Canada, wrote to share the availability of his wheelchair accessible accommodations. To learn more, click on the following link and view the description and photos of Cabin #9 to see if it suits your access needs. http://www.bydbay.com/html/cabin__9.html

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4. GETTING AROUND LA WITH A DISABILITY

Of valuable note to Los Angeles’ disabled residents is Julia Dole’s Blog “Getting Around LA with a Disability.” Here one can learn how to access inexpensive transportation through LA’s Access Services.
http://wilhelminasplace.blogspot.com/2010/06/getting-around-la-with-disability.html

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5. GATWICK DIAMOND CARS

Patricia Tucker submitted the following access tip for disabled travelers using Gatwick Airport near London.

For any travellers coming into Gatwick Airport, Gatwick Diamond Cars is an excellent taxi company. We landed at this airport recently at one o'clock in the morning. The company works 24 hours a day and were most accommodating with a very large taxi, which had the space to take my large motorised wheelchair. I shall most certainly use them again. Phone 07838609527.

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6. ACCESS DUBLIN

Robert Bambrick, Access Project Officer at Access Unit of the Dublin City Council, submitted a link to the Access Dublin web site at http://www.dublincity.ie/AccessibilityForum/default.aspx?g=landing

The site contains a directory for people with disabilities containing accessible information on restaurants, pubs, cinemas, shopping malls, theatres, hotels and much more in Dublin, Ireland. Queries are welcome. Submit them to robert.bambrick@dublincity.ie

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7. LONDON BY WHEELCHAIR

Eric Doran, editor of the “Not Going Quietly,” web site provided Global Access News a link to his latest trip report, “London by Wheelchair,” now available at http://www.notgoingquietly.com/london.php

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8. LE FINESTRE SUL VASTICANO B&B

Max & Lavinia, owners of Rome’s Le Finestre Sul Vasticano B&B, announced that they recently updated their “cinema” guest room to make it a wheelchair accessible room and bathroom. Warning: Their web site photos do not yet feature the accessible room, so before booking a room, contact Max & Lavinia regarding your specific access needs at info@romabandb.it
Le Finestre sul Vaticano B&B
Via Angelo Emo, 130, 00136 – Roma

www.romabandb.it
tel. (+39) 347 7563811
tel. (+39) 339 6960400
fax (+39) 06 89280433

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9. SPAIN: XENOFILIA VILLAS

Ron Holthaus, of Spain’s Xenofilia Villas,
announced the availability of his luxurious wheelchair accessible villas near Moraira on the Costa Blanca in Spain. Featured amenities include an adjustable high-low bed, shower trolley, shower chair, transport chair and a wheelchair suitable for the swimming pool. View property photos featuring the wheelchair access and learn more at
http://www.xenofilia.net/villa-care-spain.htm

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10. CHESTER, ENGLAND

Syd & June Burns, who recently visited the historic city of Chester, England, share access nuggets from their weekend holiday. http://www.globalaccessnews.com/Chester%20Burns%202010.htm

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