GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME XI, NUMBER 5, May 2010
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Welcome to the May 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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CONTENTS

1. WHEELCHAIR ADVENTURER
2. EURO HOSTEL GLASGOW OFFERS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE ROOMS
3. SAGE TRAVEL: A BOON FOR DISABLED TRAVELERS
4. ACCESSIBLE SIENA, ITALY
5. WHEELCHAIR JOURNEY THROUGH EGYPT
6. AMSTERDAM ACCESS 2010

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1.  WHEELCHAIR ADVENTURER

“Wheelchair Adventurer,”
the May 4, 2010 post by New York Time’s Frugal Travel blogger, Matt Gross at
http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/04/qa-with-matt-getze-wheelchair-adventurer/
is a joy to read. Gross’ weekly column is dedicated to traveling the world on a budget. This week, he interviews post-polio traveler, Matt Getze, creator of Wheel Adventure, a budget guide for disabled travelers at http://wheeladventure.com/ His site is a tremendous resource especially for planning a trip to many Asian destinations, including Thailand, Indonesia, China, Cambodia, Korea. Several European destinations are also included.

Throughout the interview, Getze shares many how-to tips for both researching a trip by wheelchair and dealing with a range of realities while traveling. His own ability to travel independently and inexpensively is greatly facilitated by his strong upper body strength. It enables him to travel in a small, lightweight wheelchair and use inexpensive lodging while tackling such exotic venues as Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, Bangkok, Shanghai, Malaysia, the Philippines and more. The interview is informative and inspirational for disabled and able-bodied travelers alike. Don’t miss it!

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2. EURO HOSTEL GLASGOW OFFERS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE ROOMS

Disabled budget travelers to Glasgow, Scotland, may want to add Euro Hostel to their itineraries. The facility is near central station and offers specially built rooms for wheelchair users, along with a long list of amenities. Learn more at their web site
http://www.euro-hostels.co.uk/glasgow

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3. SAGE TRAVEL: A BOON FOR DISABLED TRAVELERS

Sage Travel is a boon for accessible information for disabled people planning a visit to Europe. Their links to Venice and Paris access information are especially notable. Browse their very useful city information at http://www.sagetraveling.com/

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4. ACCESSIBLE SIENA, ITALY

Siena, one of Tuscany’s most scenic venues, offers much for disabled travelers to enjoy, and this web site is a good place to start your accessible travel research. Accessible Siena provides links to accessible accommodations, transportation (nine vehicles suitable for people using wheelchairs), museums, churches and more. http://www.aboutsiena.com/accessible-siena.html

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5. AMSTERDAM ACCESS 2010

While en route to Egypt from Queensland, Australia, Kim & Shaun O'Sullivan stopped off in Amsterdam to visit their son. There, they coped with inaccessible accommodations, transportation and sightseeing but still managed to experience some of the city's top sites. http://www.globalaccessnews.com/amsterdamosullivan10.htm

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6. WHEELCHAIR JOURNEY THROUGH EGYPT

Kim & Shaun O’Sullivan share their wheelchair journey through Egypt. While there, they visited Cairo, the pyramids of Giza, Memphis, Sakkara, the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel, the Khan El Khalili Bazaar, as well as the Luxor, Karnak, Hatsaput temple and the Valley of the Kings.  Share their adventure at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/EgyptOSullivan2010.htm

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