Welcome, and thank you for stopping by at my blog! My name is Patrick Dembinski, and - especially after attending ICC2014 (more on that later) - I like to travel around, enjoying my independence! My original location is Stade, a small city near Hamburg in the north of Germany; but eversince 2007, I have been … Continue reading Introduction
Vibrating belts, a pair of vibrating shoes... good lord, even our clothes become more and more multifunctional! Together with some colleagues from work, I visited the Sightcity on May 10th and there are a couple of technology improvements and companies I came across. KAPSYS is a company specialized in accessible cellphones for blind and … Continue reading Visiting the Sightcity on may 10th, 2019
One little gadget I already own since January is the DotWatch by DotIncorporation I actually already stumbled upon last year at the Sightcity; however, I just didn't notice it all the way until one of my colleagues demonstrated it to me. The DotWatch comes with two buttons, two touch-sensors and a crown to access and … Continue reading Some thoughts about the DotWatch
Of course, I didn’t leave a suitcase in Berlin but actually, I wanted to find a better title for this post than „A short trip to Berlin“ and this German saying was the first and so far only thing that came to my mind, so there we are. 😉 Also, this song expresses how nice … Continue reading “Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin…”
I'm sorry, chaps, I've obviously been following BBC's radio comedy "Cabin Pressure" too much... Anyway, Moritz and I have indeed been to Zurich this weekend to catch up with Marcus where we met some of his friends and checked out different places, typical Swiss products and Swiss food. We came in by train on Friday … Continue reading This weekend: Zurich!
audiolog2019-04-07.m4a Pawel talks about his visit in Marburg and interesting things we came across.
Does that sound familiar to you? For those who read my article which concerns my internship at DIAS in 2016, it probably does. This time though, it is a four-months internship and, in a nutshell, this means that I am going to stay and get myself organized in another city for four months on my … Continue reading Got an internship and a place to stay in Hamburg!
episode3-2.mp3 In this episode I would like to introduce you to Robert, my Couchsurfing host during my stay in London. I recorded a little interview with him concerning his experiences hosting me and, last but not least, I can finally share some audio material I have recorded when Robert was showing me around the city.
On Febuary 1st this year, Deutsche Bahn's mobility service center (MSZ) has discontinued their support for certain public transport companies, so handicapped travelers had to contact those companies directly in order to arrange assistance. Fortunately though, eversince March 21st, the MSZ started supporting all the public transport companies, so we can, once again, fully rely … Continue reading Positive change of Deutsche Bahn’s MSZ regulations
We have a saying in Germany: "Die schönsten Geschichten schreibt das Leben" and I can definitely confirm that life comes up with the most beautiful stories. At least as far as this weekend is concerned, I had a really awesome time visiting good old friends for a small reunion in good old Belgium! The only … Continue reading A short trip to Belgium on broken trains
Since Febuary 1st, Deutsche Bahn's mobility-service center (MSZ) has discontinued their support for certain public transport companies. This is due to the reason that, according to DB, these public transport companies would like to organize assistance for handicapped people themselves rather than taking advantage of the procedures used and provided by the MSZ. In a … Continue reading New Deutsche Bahn MSZ Regulations
Hello there! First of all, a happy, delayed newyear and all the best to all of you! I did some major changes to my website I want to inform you about: patrickdembinski.org is now set as primary domain; you might have noticed it already when checking your address bar. As far as I checked, … Continue reading Delayed newyear changes
Hey everyone! This is just a little Christmas greeting and thank you message to all of you from my side. See you in 2019!
Hey there, my fellow travelers! I know it is a little unusual to see such a post on here, but I'm sure we can all profit from this one... I recently received a promotion email from booking.com with a referal link which can also be used by already registered members. https://www.booking.com/s/50_8/4ff6ac84 Making a booking with … Continue reading Get a 10% discount on your next booking!
And thus, another great event organized by ICC Belgium has come to an end... but hang on, that doesn't mean I have already finished writing how it actually went: Organizing my stay wasn't too difficult, as ICC Belgium took care of the accomodation and further organization of the entire ICC weekend, so the only thing … Continue reading ICC Weekend edition #1 in Antwerp, Belgium
This episode features the voices of my fellow co-tutors Silke and Eddy, as well as Alice, a participant from the UK whom I interviewed after our last workshop session and she gladly shared her opinions about the workshop. Silke and Eddy joined into our talk when we started to share our personal thoughts and possible … Continue reading Episode 2 – a short talk after our workshop on the ICC weekend #1
Hey folks! As I am planning to publish my podcast on iTunes and Google Play, I need a cover image for the podcast so it is been actually accepted by Apple and Google. A cover image could be just about anything; and as I appreciate the feedback and suppport, I am inviting you to send … Continue reading I need your help
It was not only my first time in the UK and in London, it mainly was my first time after 6 years meeting Erik again, a former volunteer in our group during my first year in Marburg, who now lives and works in London with his girlfriend Anne. I stayed with them for one night … Continue reading A trip to London from September 29th until October 2nd
podcast_introductionA short introduction to the podcast I have recently added to the blog to provide you with some audio content more regularily.
It was a spontaneous decision to go to Amsterdam, but it was a nice opportunity to meet Adrian, Sarah and Marie once again, so here I went... Since the hostel was already booked by Adrian, the only things I mainly had to care about were finding the cheapest way to get to Amsterdam and back … Continue reading A weekend trip to Amsterdam
This year, ICC took place in Zadar, Croatia and I was proud to be part of it once again, especially because I got the opportunity to co-tutor the workshop "Traveling Abroad"! The entire German delegation was booked on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt. Therefore, I took an ICE train from Hamburg to Frankfurt airport on … Continue reading ICC2018 in Zadar, Croatia
Finally, some more news concerning the hyggelig time we had in Copenhagen and Stockholm! There are a few reasons why it took me so long to come up with some more stories and especially why we ended up with only one audio log entry: First off, concerning the audio log, I want to be honest: … Continue reading What else happened on our Scandinavia trip?