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!
I already heard a lot about Couchsurfing and I must admit that the idea of staying with foreign people at their places sounded suspicious to me. But at some point, I decided to try it out anyway. In fact, some of my friends already tried it before and told me a lot of positive things … Continue reading A trip to Switzerland and my first Couchsurfing experiences
Nope! This time, it's not one of those traditional ICC Newyear's parties. I was invited to join a private meet-up organized by Silke and Julien in Roeselare, Belgium together with some friends from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK. I met up with Philipp and Yannik (from Germany) in Cologne on board the … Continue reading Celebrating newyear’s eve in Belgium
Libby and Bernie - two volunteers on ICC 2015 from the US I stayed in touch with - told me about their travel plans in 2017 and we eventually decided to plan a reunion in Utrecht, the Netherlands! As if I haven't seen this city for ages... 🙂 In Marburg, the train station staff printed … Continue reading Meeting Libby and Bernie in Utrecht
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!
I actually just planned to visit Eva, Youssri and some other friends of mine for a weekend in Zeist, the Netherlands from August 25th until August 27th, 2017. This time, however, the communication of the assistance in Hamburg and Amsterdam Schiphol turned out to be a disaster! For the first time - at least as … Continue reading Chaotic journeys in- and outside the Netherlands
From July 14th until July 17th, I visited Saman, a good old friend in Sweden whom I haven't met eversince my first ICC in Riga. Because booking a flight ticket for two ways was quite expensive, I chose to travel by train which took 16 hours and was very adventurous! As for the way back, … Continue reading An adventurous trip to Sweden and loads of Swwedish public transport companies!
This blog entry will be divided into two main parts. On Saturday, June 10th, the almighty Summer festival of the Blista took place and I decided to invite Julien to come to Marburg for the weekend, after which I visited him in roeselare, so we traveled to his place in Belgium together! Since it was … Continue reading An extended reunion in Germany/Belgium
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!
A very common thing Germans like to do is attending a so-called Stammtisch, which is basically a regularily happening local meet-up of people, most likely with a certain topic in mind. My parents, for instance, joined a stammtisch for parents with visually handicapped children in Stade, a while after I was born. A great advantage … Continue reading Stammtisch: a great opportunity to meet new people in your local area!
On April 1st 2017, ICC Belgium organized an ICC day. For me, it was a nice occasion to meet almost the entire ICC Belgium crew and/or some good old Belgian friends again, and because date and time was suitable, I decided to go there. There was only one major problem that I had to … Continue reading ICC day 2017
SCRUM is my favorite band. They come from the Netherlands and play powerfolk music and, funny enough, I found them by pure coincidence! 🙂 I and a couple of friends of mine wanted to see them live anyway, and Eva (One of our Dutch friends) suggested IJsellstein near Utrecht. Date and time was just perfect, … Continue reading Single-malt folk in the Netherlands!
Vienna? Again? No, not this time... 😉 This ICC Newyear's party took place in Hamburg. Good for me, because it was just round about an hour away from my home. As for this time, the only things that were different from other parties were the fact that we were only up to two partially sighted/sighted … Continue reading ICC Newyear’s party number 3
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?