GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME II, NUMBER 9, September 2001
Copyright © 2001, Global Access News

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Welcome to the September 2001 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences.

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CONTENTS

1. SWITZERLAND INSIGHTS
2. BARRIER-FREE TRAVEL IN ITALY
3. 4X4 WHEELCHAIR ON KAUAI
4. ROLL OVER BALI
5. UNITED WARNING
6. EPIC ADVENTURES
7. AMSTERDAM GETAWAY


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1. SWITZERLAND INSIGHTS

Bernadette N., a native of Switzerland, has generously offered to provide access advice to disabled travelers interested in visiting her country. Bernadette is very familiar with St. Gallen, Arbon, Zürich, Bern, Basel, Luzern, Lugano, Bellinzona, Davos and St. Moritz, along with many villages. Please send any enquiries to Global Access and your letters will be forwarded.

Bernadette shared the following insight about a wonderfully accessible cable car:

“Several cable cars are accessible in Switzerland. One really great one is the cable car going onto a 9000-foot mountain called Säntis. There is a hotel up there, and a  television and radio station, which can be visited, as well as restaurants, etc. The station on the bottom and the station on the top are fully accessible, as are the toilets, and there’s a brand new stair lift, to go onto the very top. Entrance into the cable car is level. The windows of the cable cars are very low, so it is wonderful, and it is no strain to view the vista over valleys and mountaintops! This is brand new and even my service dog loves them because he too can see the world from above. Säntis, the mountain, is in a beautiful area of northeastern Switzerland. This is also an area most tourists don't know about! Great sunsets! If someone needs help, and I get a specific message, I will try to find the answer. That way it could be more helpful to the actual needs of the person wanting to travel.

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2. BARRIER-FREE TRAVEL IN ITALY

For accessible travel in Italy, Jim J. recommends Barrier Free Travel located at Via Benedetto da Foiano 19, 50125 Florence, Italy. This non-profit organization, operated by Cornelia Danielson, functions solely on voluntary contributions. Jim and his wife toured Italy for 17 days in September 2000. Ms. Danielson most hotel, railway and travel advice. Contact her at cjdaniel@syr.fi.it

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3. 4X4 WHEELCHAIR ON KAUAI

Cruise Kauai’s Kilauea beaches in Grover Ink’s 4X4 power wheelchair. The chair, which takes users effortlessly through the sand, rents for $30 per hour on Kauai. To learn more, visit Grover Ink’s web site at
http://www.hawaiian.net/~gcinks/home.htm

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4. ROLL OVER BALI


Ancient temples, beautiful beaches, cascading rice terraces, volcano tours, monkey forests and the colorful culture of Bali, Indonesia await disabled travelers through Roll Over Tours. Claudia Kurz, a German physiotherapist, who is an expert in spinal cord injuries and orthopedic disabilities, teamed with her partner Made Mudiana in 1998 to form Roll Over Bali.

Roll Over Bali designs wheelchair holidays designed to suit individual needs. To learn more, visit Roll Over Bali at
http://rolloverbali.tripod.com/index.htm

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5. UNITED WARNING

Sylvia Greve recently flew with United Airlines between London and New York where she experienced rudeness and unsympathetic treatment of her disability. She wrote Global Access to share the complaint letter she submitted to United Airlines. If any other readers have experienced similar mistreatment, please contact us, so we can alert other travelers.
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/unitedwarning.htm

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6. EPIC ADVENTURES

Epic Enabled
, of Cape Town, South Africa, is now offering overland tours with specially adapted and equipped Mercedes Benz trucks. A wide range of fully equipped accommodations are available on their tours, including tented camps, bungalows and cottages. For additional information visit
http://www.epic-enabled.com/

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7. AMSTERDAM GETAWAY

Diarmuid Corry and his wife Orna share the many pleasures of their weekend in the Netherlands' lively port city of Amsterdam. Share their getaway at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/amsterdam01.htm

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