Rabat: a city with a lot of history

Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and my first stop in this country. 1 or 2 days are enough to experience the city. Full of people during the day and with many colours and scents, the Medina is the most vibrant part of the city and a 5 senses experience. The other places...

The joy of nature: National Parks and Sensory Gardens

Spring is a gorgeous time for the senses. Through the eyes is nice to see many colours from all sort of flowers and the beautiful wings of the butterflies. But what about the other senses? During my last trip I have experienced to be in a National Park and a Sensory Garden in Spain....

South France in December. Visiting Toulouse and Carcassonne

Known as ‘Ville Rose’, or the Pink City, Toulouse is full of pink and earthy tones. The most significant historic monument in old Toulouse is the Basilique Saint Sernin, which was built between 1080AC and 1120AC. Saint Sernin is the largest surviving Romanesque church in Europe and a...

Helsinki: not the boring and grey city I expected

Sometimes I have wrong ideas about cities I have never visited. In my mind Helsinki was a small, serious, boring and grey city. While I was visiting I realized Helsinki is not grey at all, in fact it has a pretty diverse architecture. It is also a very alive city with good...

San Marino: the oldest Republic

San Marino and its history are a unique example of a small state which has remained independent and autonomous through the centuries. This country is the most ancient Republic in the world and the one of the few existing City-State. The legendary origins...

Luxor: an open air museum

We started the day in Luxor around 8:00 am meeting our guide in the cruise. The plan was Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and Karnak Temple complex, quite intense day. We crossed to the West Bank of the Nile by car and...

CAPTIVATING! Jessica Cox No.2

Welcome to the second edition of CAPTIVATING! where the power and possibilities of inclusion are limitless! In this edition, I am glad to be taking part as a collaborator! I wrote about a trip to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, and its accesibility. In this...

From Aswan to Luxor by cruise

To go from Aswan to Luxor our choice was by cruise. First of all, I do not understand why it’s called cruise, because is more like a big Ferry with swimming pool and one restaurant, so the name can bring false expectations. How did we find a cruise? we...

ABOUT ME

My name is Beatriz. I am a visually impaired woman who travels around the world. Some years ago I went to Russia with some friends and I realized I couldn’t follow them, my vision or my lack of vision didn’t allow me. I felt really sad. I also realized I need a cane during the night. I had some hard months but here I am! 2 years later I achieved a dream, to see the Taj Mahal. I have been into 11 countries recently, I sometimes travel alone, I feel confident during the night with my blind cane and I feel happy. I want to see the world but I am losing my sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa so it is now or never, I choose now. Although I travel now, I believe I will find a way to enjoy trips in the future with little or non-sight. If I believe I can, I CAN!