Lisbon. Get ready to R-U-M-B-L-E!

Lisbon is most definitely NOT an accessible city. First of all, the city is built on a series of hills. So no matter where you are going, you will be going up/down hills. And some of the gradients are seriously wheelchair-unfriendly. But it gets worse! In their wisdom, the city planners of Lisbon have decided…

Faro Airport.

Costa Coffee, and the owners of Faro Airport, will hate me for telling you this (but hopefully it will be worth it to you): If you’re visiting Faro Airport soon; and after having checked-in your heavy luggage, are then looking to enjoy a coffee (and maybe something to eat), then you have two choices –…

Accessible Lisbon. Museu Arqueológico do Carmo.

The age of a building is often used as an excuse (and let’s face it, an excuse is what it is), for not making it accessible to all. And buildings don’t come much older than a ruined monastery. But there are people, good people, who are so proud of their attraction, that they want everyone…

Accessible Barcelona. Barcelona for all.

Visit Barcelona. The enjoyable way. There are probably three reasons why you are planning to visit Barcelona: 1. You want to experience a true Spanish city. Meet real Spaniards. Eat real Spanish food. And witness the people of Spain truly enjoying their Mediterranean life. If this is what you are looking for – then go…

Accessible Valencia. Mercat Central (Central Market).

One of the great things about walking down the Mediterranean coast of Spain last year, was that I got to see places which were not obviously on the tourist trail. And after Barcelona, which most definitely is swamped by tourists, the next major city that I came to was Valencia. And it was like a…

Hotel review: Ilunion Aqua 4 Hotel, Valencia.

This review also concerns Ilunion’s Aqua 3 Hotel, which occupies the same building near the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia, and is accessed in a similar manner. Before we get to the heart of the review, it is best to read Ilunions company ethos, as written on the Welcome Card which awaits…

Accessible Valencia. The City of Arts and Sciences.

The futuristic buildings of the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia are likely to be your most photographed locations in the city. Designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, what was once the riverbed of the River Turia (which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957), is now home to the City…

Valencia. The best of both worlds.

I remember arriving in Valencia last year and thinking “this is the best Spanish city that I have ever visited”. I’m a city boy at heart (if the notion strikes, I like to be able to eat in, say, a Lebanese restaurant – or see a world-class show, there and then). However, I also love…

Ilunion Hotels, Spain

I just have to thank this hotel group for their very kind offer of support! I’ve just checked-in, and found this written on their welcome card: “Welcome to the chain leader in accessibility and integration. Where more than 40% of our employees have some kind of disability and where tourism for all is possible. Welcome…