The world in a wheelchair is still a spectacular place

by Beatrice Credi - 2016.09.29
The world in a wheelchair is still a spectacular place
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Blandine Even, in December will celebrate her 25th birthday in Australia. Up until that day, however, she will spending some time in Japan, Vietnam and Singapore. And she will do it in her own special way: in a wheelchair. Her world tour has just started from China, and she won’t be stopping before 12 months have past. Meanwhile, all of the vicissitudes of this traveler with disabilities will be shared on her blog “1000 découvertes sur 4 roulettes” (1000 discoveries on 4 wheels). Pages that will describe far-away countries, but that will also give precious advice to other travelers with handicaps. In a wheelchair since 2012 due to a genetic illness that has yet to be identified, Blandine is Belgian and adventure is not new to her. When she finished high school, she left her family nest and went to the United States on a student exchange. Then, through Erasmus she ended up in Scotland and continued a 40 day tour of Europe. “This trip around the world has been a dream of mine since I was a small child. When I learned that I was destined to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair, all of my dreams disappeared before me – and then I found the courage to fulfill my desires”.

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