GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 10, September 2007

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Welcome to the October 2007 issue of the 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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CONTENTS

 

1. THAILAND: ACCESSIBLE HOLIDAY HOME

2. FRANCE: LUBERON PROVENCE

3. FRANCE: COTE D’AZUR MAISON LA LUQUETTE

4. IRELAND: TEMPLENOE HEIGHTS
5. VENICE, ITALY POLICE BUST WHEELIE

6. ACCESSING ARIZONA

7. LONDON & THE DORDOGNE
 

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1. THAILAND: ACCESSIBLE HOLIDAY HOME

 

Jan en Hanneke van der Linde wrote to share the upcoming availability of his new accessible holiday home in Hua Hin, Thailand.

 

Van der Linde writes:

 

I'm Jan and have had muscular atrophy (SMA II) since early childhood. We, my wife and I, own a holiday home in Thailand and I'm enjoying a stay in Thailand very much. The climate is wonderful for weak muscles. But I'm still working, and the house is empty during several months of the year. So in case any disabled person would like to go to Thailand, my home could be the accommodation he or she is looking for.

 

The villa is adapted for wheelchairs and has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi with a manual pool hoist. Learn more at http://www.wheelchairaccessibleholidayhomesfordisabledpeople.com/  or write Jan at info@gehandicapten.com

 

Jan en Hanneke van der Linde

Samuel Esmeijerstraat 15

1318 CA ALMERE

Netherlands

 

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3. FRANCE: LUBERON PROVENCE

 

Frederic Gallier, of Provence, France, sent us word of his new web site Luberon Web.com. The site lists accessible villas in the Luberon region. While Gallier includes photos and descriptions of each villa’s amenities, he does not include photos of bathroom facility access, so caution is advised. Before making a reservation, query him with specific questions regarding your own access needs at frederic.gallier@luberonweb.com  View the sélection of villas at http://www.luberonweb.com/all_the_provence/handi.htm

 

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3. FRANCE: COTE D’AZUR MAISON LA LUQUETTE
 

Maison La Luquette invites wheelchair users to vacation in their private villa with two wheelchair accessible apartments in the la cadière d'azur region near vineyards and the Mediterranean. The apartments feature an open floor plan, a roll-in shower and a pool. Learn more at http://www.maisonlaluquette.com/index.php

 

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4, IRELAND: TEMPLENOE HEIGHTS

 

If you’re seeking an accessible holiday rental near Ireland’s beautiful Ring of Kerry, consider Templenoe Heights. The refurbished two-bedroom cottage provides level access, an open floor plan, and a roll-in shower. Discover if it suits your needs at  

http://www.templenoeheights.com/index.html

 

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5. VENICE, ITALY: POLICE BUST WHEELIE

 

According to UPI, (United Press International), the lanes of Venice, Italy, are safe once again. The police recently cited an 81-year-old paraplegic, Pietro Matiz, for driving his power chair too fast on the Lido (5.4 mph in a 3.6 mph zone). Matiz is now required to register his wheelchair and install a license plate on it.

 

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6. ACCESSING ARIZONA

Loren Worthington, the editor of Accessing Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona, sent us a link to his site detailing wheelchair accessible parks, lakes and lodging in Arizona.  To learn more about access in the Grand Canyon state. visit www.accessingarizona.com
 

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7. LONDON & THE DORDOGNE

 

Syd & June Burns, of Penrith, England, stopped off in London before flying to Belves, France and touring the Dordogne region. Along the way, they toured medieval towns,  took a spin in a hot air balloon and relished French cuisine.  Share their fun at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/dordogneandlondonburns07.htm
 

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