Berlin, Germany

My trip to Berlin was already something like the 10th time I’ve been there in my life. I’ve always liked the city, and this time was no exception. Part of me would even want to move there some day. Since my muscle weaknesses have gone worst, it was a good thing that this trip was not a solo trip. Wouldn’t have managed it all by myself, or at least it would’ve been a massively different trip, so thanks, travelpartner! The flights were done as nonstops from Helsinki (HEL) to...

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Augsburg, Germany: FINALLY a Diagnosis!

Within about one month, I’ve been flying from Finland to Germany a couple of times solely in matters regarding my health. By using one of my new top 5 favorite airlines, AirBaltic, the journeys have been with 1 stop flights via Riga, Latvia. Everything on the flights has worked fine, and I think that I love the A220 planes they have :). Private Drivers On the first trip I got myself from Munich Airport to Augsburg with trains (Deutsche Bahn), which takes about 1,5 hours with a change at...

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Tsilivi, Zakynthos, Greece

My two-week trip to Zakynthos was bought before I was wheelchaired. Even though the destination was maybe not the best for a solo wheelchair traveler, I decided not to cancel the trip. I also had some valuable help from a friendly customer service dude at Aurinkomatkat to confirm special assistance at airports, my own airport transfer, and a room from the apartment hotel’s ground floor. The departure day was three days after my arrival from the earlier trip (Split, Croatia), so I did indeed have the opportunity to sleep...

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I Just Offset My Carbon Dioxides

So, I just offset the carbon dioxides of my flights this year, and will be doing that for the future flights, too. I did this first one at Carbon Footprint, where your money goes to carbon offset projects all over the world. This is something I want to do because even though I’m traveling a lot with planes, I do acknowledge the climate change is a real thing and everybody should do at least something about it. I salute Greta! She woke me up to do this. I do...

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Split & Hvar, Croatia

This trip to Split, Croatia was going to be my first to that country, since I’d never before been in the former Yugoslavian area. I booked the trip in a moment when I felt my health problems getting a bit too big for my head to handle, and decided I really, really need to calm down my brain by both getting away from everything, and fulfilling my lust of travel at the same time. The journey started September 2nd with an Air Serbia flight from Helsinki Airport to Split...

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10 Tips for Solo Wheelchair Travelers

I’ve been on a wheelchair for a couple of months now, and will be using it for at least the next several months, depending how my Charcot foot does it’s healing (if there ever is such). During this time I’ve been on three solo trips in Europe: Latvia, Croatia and Greece. Short background I COULD walk, but as all of the toes in the right foot are fractured in addition to damage on top of the foot, I’m operating on strict non-weight-bearing instructions. There’s bone material trying to push...

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My Airport Tips for a Newbie Traveler

If you’re just starting your traveling and are not yet familiar with the little worlds every Airport has inside it, here’s a few tips for you to make your travel experience smoother. Be Always On Time Do An Online Check-In Speed Up The Security Check At The Gate In The Plane 1. Be Always On Time Is there anything more annoying than missing your flight? Yes, there is. The people who miss their flights just because of poor time planning around the flights part of the trip. You should...

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Latvia: Riga & Jurmala

My trip to Riga, Latvia (RIX / EVRA) started on Monday August 12th from Helsinki Airport (HEL / EFHK). This was the first time I had booked a flight with airBaltic, and would say that the booking process was a smooth operation. I intentionally booked flights I knew were flown with aircraft models I’ve not yet been in (Q400 and A220/CS300). Since this was also the first trip with my wheelchair, I filled out the “Request Assistance form” on their site to let the airline know that I have...

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UK: White Cliffs of Dover

I’ve been in London a few times in my life, and decided to make this trip a little bit different and get myself to Dover, Kent. You probably already guess what I was going to go and see there. Well, the trip started once again from Helsinki Airport (HEL / EFHK). This was still the time I wasn’t on a wheelchair, but had indeed already problems with my legs (they’ve been ongoing for the last 2 years or so). From HEL I flew to Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), and...

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Iceland: Reykjavik & Golden Circle

I was supposed to go to Prague, Czech Republic last week, but was forced to cancel the trip on the morning I should’ve left because of leg problems. This was kind of infuriating, because that trip was something I had waited for a while, and I rarely have been forced to cancel my solo trips. So of course I had to get a new trip to replace the cancelled one, and in the lottery inside my head the winner was Reykjavik, Iceland. It had been a dream of mine...

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