Polio survivor encourages travel

I have done a lot of travelling even with my disability; some of it very worthwhile; some of it not so worthwhile. I have post-polio, live in Western Australia, but was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. I am 59 years young.

I know that if you put your mind to something and you make preparations, most things will go to plan. I am planning a trip to New Zealand next year and hope to do what my grandfather did in his diary when he travelled by train in New Zealand. I now use a fold-up walking frame, and there is no hassle for me transferring to an airport wheelchair. I say for those of you with a disability who do not think you can travel, give it a try and be patient and honest. I always tell them I need wheelchair access. People do not get help because their pride gets in the way, and they do not want to admit that they need help.

Barbara M. at bem@iinet.net.au