Last weekend, I took advantage of FlixTrain for the first time together with a companion which booking process is a little different in comparison to bookings of Deutsche Bahn tickets. For those who don't know: FlixMobility GmbH first introduced FlixBus with a large fleet of long-distance buses operating on plenty of national and international routes. … Continue reading My first FlixTrain experiences
Hello travelers! the HORUS, a magazine by the German association for blind and visually impaired people in studies and occupation (DVBS) covers different topics and is published four times a year. One of their main topics in this year's 2nd edition was the media mix in the 21st century and it features an article of … Continue reading I wrote an article for the HORUS magazine
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
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 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!
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
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!
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
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
September 3rd, and time to come back to good old Marburg! During the extended holidays, I was - on the one hand - quite happy to stay away from marburg for a longer time; but on the other hand, I especially missed my former group, the educators and my group mates. Long story short: after … Continue reading Welcome back to Marburg, long time no see!
Hey there, my fellow travelers! I am happy to announce that future blog posts can finally be reviewed on Facebook! Feel free to check it at facebook.com/waytopersonalindependence! Cheers!
My first internship was at Gaudio-Braille who are situated in Marburg. At this time - in the 10th grade - we had to choose a company for our internship which was situated in Marburg and the surroundings to stay nearby our school. This time, however, we were allowed to do our internship wherever we wanted. … Continue reading Let’s spend some time off Marburg with an internship at DIAS GmbH, shall we?
Sadly, I must admit that the actual wish to become independent came pretty late, in my opinion. During the first four years of ordinary school, I didn't really like my cane. Sure, sometimes it became quite handy getting around at a couple of places with a lot of stairs and obstacles, but I got too … Continue reading My first steps
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