about

I am Kirsten from Denmark.

Globetrotter in a Wheelchair is a website providing information and support to people with  —or without a handicap. Mostly about traveling.
The site’s aim is to focus on the individual with or without a handicap and forestall society from labeling people and from fulfilling their full potential.
If you have a goal stick to it. Whether it be traveling or playing basketball. Regardless what society or people in your social circle says; it’s your life and your decision what to do with it.

Also I offer my help if you need any advise regarding traveling — On the lectures page you can read more info.

I am a globetrotter in a wheelchair — have a lOOk at the page “dry data” to see where I have traveled in the world.
I was born with a physical handicap and I really like my wheelchair. I can only imagine NOT having a wheelchair and not being able to go wherever I like. I don’t see my handicap as a problem: I find solutions.

I have traveled in more than 70 countries. Cultural, historical and religious differences and stories fascinate me.

According to mosttraveledpeople.com I am at the top 5 most traveled women in Denmark. Accompanied by my wonderful husband and my trusty wheelchair over the past many years, I have a lot of travel experience and I like to pass on my knowledge.

To navigate at ‘Globetrotter in a Wheelchair’ you can choose the pages above: Home, contact, lectures, dry data, people on My way, aRt, I like!!

Do you want to read more and dive into the articles or posts I have written; look at the bottom of the page. Here you can choose a category or a #tag for a specific subject.

 — As a final note, I will refer to the term disability that I consciously try to avoid. A Mexican friend wondered some years ago:

Why are you referring to yourself as being dis-abled? You’re one of the people I know who are most competent and ‘abled’.

Enjoy..
. . . .

Xiahe, China

Xiahe, China

Jeg er Kirsten fra Danmark.

‘Globetrotter i kørestol’ er en hjemmeside der giver oplysninger og støtte til mennesker med  —eller uden et handicap. Mest om rejser.
Sidens formål er at fokusere på individet, med eller uden et handicap, og hindre samfundet i at putte folk i kasser med en fed label, og dermed udnytte deres fulde potentiale. Hvis du har et mål, så hold fast i det, hvad enten det er at rejse, eller spille basketball. Uanset hvad samfundet eller folk i din omgangskreds siger, er det dit liv og din beslutning, hvad du skal gøre med det.

Jeg tilbyder ligeledes min hjælp, hvis du har brug for rådgivning om rejser. På ‘lectures‘ siden kan du læse mere info.

Jeg er en globetrotter i en kørestol — KiK på siden ‘dry data‘ for at se, hvor jeg har rejst i verden.
Jeg blev født med et fysisk handicap, og jeg holder virkelig af min kørestol. Jeg kan kun forestille mig ikke at have en kørestol og ikke være i stand til at ‘gå’ hen, hvor jeg har lyst. Jeg kan ikke se på mit handicap som et problem: jeg finder løsninger.

Jeg har rejst i mere end 70 lande. Kulturelle, historiske og religiøse forskelle fascinerer mig .

Ifølge mosttraveledpeople.com er jeg på top 5 af mest berejste kvinder i Danmark . Ledsaget af min vidunderlige mand og min trofaste kørestol, i løbet af de sidste mange år, har jeg en masse rejse erfaring, og jeg vil gerne viderebringe min viden.

For at navigere rundt på ‘Globetrotter i en kørestol‘ kan du vælge de ovenstående sider: Home, contact, lectures, dry data, people on My way, aRt, I like!!

Ønsker du at læse mere og dykke ned i artikler eller indlæg jeg har skrevet ; se nederst på siden. Her kan du vælge en kategori eller et #hashtag for et bestemt emne .
På #hashtag’et ‘På dansk’, kan du vælge de indlæg der er oversat til dansk. Det er endnu ikke alle indlæg der er oversat til dansk, så har du problemer med det engelske, kan du starte med: På dansk

 — Som en afsluttende bemærkning, vil jeg henvise til ordet invaliditet (på engelsk disability, og det er i denne sammenhæng det engelske ord, der er tale om. Jeg ville aldrig bruge ordet invaliditet), som jeg bevidst prøver at undgå.
En mexicansk ven undrede sig for en del år siden:

Hvorfor refererer du til dig selv, som værende in-valid (dis-abled på engelsk)? Du er én af de personer jeg kender, som er mest kompetent.

Nyd det hele..

 

 

the gummy bear car

in late September I was staggering ’round NYC. I had just been to the opening of my art exhibition a few days before and the thrill and excitement was still bubbling in my body. I went with bus 102 - subway 2 and A heading for The Hihgline when I see a gummy-bear car… and not just … Continue reading

— Africa

‘Congo – I presume’, by Peter Tygesen (born 1954) (2001): description of the Congolese community and social history interwoven with personal stories from the people, and of the various rulers of Lumumba of Mobutu to Kabila to look back to colonial times. an amazing book if you have any interest in Africa – I can only recommend.. ‘Congo … Continue reading

literature

wherever I go or what ever country I visit; I try to read a little about the country I’m visiting. Most of the times I would read a couple of books, but with the easy accessible Internet, it might be articles I stumbled upon a long the way. Often I end up buying books in the country … Continue reading

Berlin u-bahn

if you’re touring Berlin check out the IOS app ‘Berlin Subway’ or the android ‘Berlin Maps’ if you want to use the subway. The maps have tiny wheelchair symbols to accessible stations. If you go to the first car the engineer will help you on board with a ramp. (not a ramp you should bring. … Continue reading

museum; Uk

under this #museum tag you can find museums from all over the world. here is a few from  UK — more to come..   The British Museum is a beautiful museum in London dedicated to human history and culture.  

museum; Egypt

under this #museum tag you can find museums from all over the world. here is a few from Egypt  — more to come.. • The Global Egyptian Museum a virtual museum is amazing. At a rough estimate, over 2 million objects from ancient Egypt are kept in about 850 public collections, dispersed over 69 countries around the world. This website aims … Continue reading

museum; Chile

under this #museum tag you can find museums from all over the world. here is a few from Chile  — more to come..   • Museo de Arte Precolombino in Santiago This is just an amazing and beautiful museum which I can only recommend to see before anything else on your trip in Chile. It’s really well maintained and the have … Continue reading