Sports for wheelchair users: crossfit

CrossFit practice for wheelchair users, freedom, sports for wheelchair users, electric wheelchair

There words and sentences, which stick in your mind and burn brightly in the memory days after you’ve heard them.  Once I heard that the greatest project you’ll ever work on is… you. It was a powerful reminder to live, to breathe, to enjoy the moment. Since movement has always been my favorite way to feel alive, I’ve got a natural liking for various types of sports. Extreme sports are my cup of tea and anything that gets my blood pumping fits my idea of happiness. Sweat and intensity don’t scare me away. Crossfit is all about movement and efficiency, hence, it caught my attention.  It’s one of the sports that wheelchair users all over the world seem to love. In all honesty, though, what is actually Crossfit? How can you practice it as a manual/ electric wheelchair user? Who is Diego Coelho? You can find the answers to all these questions below!


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In the City of Gold: Dubai

Dubai, city of gold, accessible travel, electric wheelchair, wheelchair friendly travel

In the city of gold, everything sparkles. Hot sun greets everybody, who comes to visit the city and experience the miracle himself. Only 30 years ago nobody would have thought that Dubai – how we call it today – would become such a powerful city. Yet, after many years, here we are in the middle of a desert, in one of the world’s hottest travel destinations. Since Dubai stands for luxury and glory, it attracts many tourists from all around the world. As I have heard a lot about the city, I knew I would have to get a taste of it myself. While I prefer greenness of nature to city adventures, I am yet to refuse a promise of great travel fun. Hence, one thing was sure: my travel plan definitely would definitely include Dubai! After exploring Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore  I headed to Dubai. What did I find there? More about it below!


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Paradise found: wheelchair friendly Singapore

Wheelchair friendly Singapore, accessible travel, wheelchair friendly travel, electric wheelchair, accessible travel in Asia

I found my paradise in a wheelchair friendly Singapore, and I madly fell in love with the city, which caters to everybody’s needs. It was everything I was looking for: modernity, wonderful architecture, and cleanliness. I was in awe and with each building appearing in front of my eyes my fascination with Singapore would only grow stronger. Singaporean design has something genius about it and it would fill me with the appreciation for human thought. Since so many things about Singapore captured my imagination, I would love to share them all with you. After all, sharing is caring! That’s why you can read more about my Singaporean experience below!


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In the land of skyscapers: Hong Kong

In the land of skyscrapers the future is a frequent visitor. Between majestic, tall buildings and traditional cuisine, you feel like if you have just visited another planet. Hong Kong was a first stop in my intercontinental trip. Frankly speaking, sometimes it seemed like a tour in a different universe. Since it wasn’t my first trip to Hong Kong, I knew exactly what to expect. The settings were familiar and determining what I would like to see was relatively easy. What did I see in Hong Kong and why the food scene there is one to due for? More about it below!


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5 do’s and don’ts of accessible traveling

5 do's and don'ts of accessible traveling, accessible travel, travel in an electric wheelchair

The art of accessible travel is not impossible to master, but it requires a lot of caution, good planning skills and a pinch of patience. It’s definitely learnable – especially with the help of others! All of I know comes from my own personal experience, mainly travel mistakes. Nothing’s a better teacher than life itself, but when it comes to accessibility…  it’s better to be safe than sorry and learn from somebody else’s mistakes! I am more than willing to share my knowledge about accessible traveling. After all, accessibility can either break or make your trip, but you can use it to your own advantage. What to avoid, what to remember about when you travel with a wheelchair? More about it below!


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