4. Where did you eat your fave sandwich?
I remember finally arriving in Spain on a 2 month European Commission funded placement. It wasn’t easy to get there, believe me! The ocean was on my left, a beer on my right, and this delicious sandwich in front of me.
Granted I'd probably had similar sandwiches in the UK. However after the months of research, applying to the project, planning, and dreaming of living abroad gave that sandwich so much more significance. Still gives me goose bumps.
5. Where have you been that genuinely took your breath away?
Three places come to mind. Two literally took my breath away from a weather perspective. The other did in an emotional way.
The first was Singapore on my way to Australia. My 2 carers and I got off the plane and this 35+ degrees humidity slapped us around the face. I like heat a lot. This was such a wet heat that was nothing like I'd ever experienced before.
The second was on the other end of the heat spectrum. On a blogging trip to Helsinki in January I was offered the chance to go Husky Dog Sledding. It sounded magical and amazing. Nobody warned me that Finland would be quite so cold! It was -32 degrees. A very breathtaking experience.
Lastly in Australia I went on a trek in my wheelchair by the Gold Coast. My PA and I saw a sign saying 'wheelchairs and buggies no further'. So obviously we carried on! It was really bumpy, but we cracked on. Later we saw koala bears, tropical plants, and dolphins swimming beside us. Other trekkers were more chatty due to our rebel nature. Respect!
6. What one piece of advice would you give for accessible travellers?
It's a bit boring and practical. However planning is everything. You need everything triple checked. From the departure airport parking, flights, transfers, equipment hire, accommodation and attractions. Always plan for all eventualities.