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
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?
You can now subscribe to the ICC weekend in Antwerp organized by ICC Belgium, taking place from November 2nd until November 4th. Whether you're a participant, a parent/professional or if you'd like to help out as a volunteer, feel free to sign up! To add a little teaser: the workshop "Traveling Abroad" will take place … Continue reading ICC weekend coming up in Antwerp, Belgium!
The wifi in Stockholm apparently caused trouble uploading the video, so here we go again; hope it works now...We decided it was time to hopp on a small train for a short ride through Skansen and although there's nothing much to hear, you can apparently see a lot; sighted people I showed the video to … Continue reading A train tour through Skansen
We arrived in Copenhagen yesterday and are now finally able to share some stories with you about what we did the first one and a half days. Happy listening! log1
We are planning a trip via Copenhagen to Stockholm from July 14th until July 20th, 2018. To get a feeling on what you can expect, be sure to check out this little audio file below for more details. introduction to Scandinavia trip 2018
Hey folks! I did some improvements to my website... You can now sign up with your email-address in order to keep track of what's going on here in the future. Secondly, I added a like-button for my Facebook page linked to this blog. Furthermore, for everybody's convenience, it is now possible to browse the blog … Continue reading Site improvements June 13th, 2018
Nikola (A friend of mine I got to know on ICC) from Serbia and Marcus from Switzerland (See the article about my first Couchsurfing experiences below) both visited me in Marburg on the weekend from May 4th until May 6th. Nikola actually wanted to arrive in the early evening on May 4th, but due to … Continue reading Meeting Marcus and Nikola in Marburg
On Wednesday, me and a couple of colleagues and tutors from work traveled to Frankfurt to visit the Sightcity, the biggest international exhibition for blind- and visually impaired-specific products in Germany, and there were a few highlights I'd like to talk about... I visited the Sightcity the first - and last - time together with … Continue reading Visiting the Sightcity 2018
The ICC Day organized by ICC Belgium took place on Saturday, March 31st, 2018 but this time, I didn't plan to attend this ICC day as a normal participant; instead, I offered them to help organizing a workshop on traveling abroad, which was gladly accepted! As Silke also came up with a similar idea, we … Continue reading ICC Day 2018 and our first self-organized workshop!