“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
Hi there, I’m Asmae!
I’m obsessed with traveling the world and discovering new cities. In 2017, I made my first trip overseas to Florida! And so in 2019 I decided to share my travel experiences through blogging. Planning trips is never easy, but planning accessible trips is so much harder. With tips and tricks will make planning more doable. And that is exactly what I am going to share with you!
I’m 21 years old, and I live in a small village in the Netherlands. My main goal with this blog is to inform and inspire people with my travel stories. I want everyone to experience that pleasure that I live when I travel. As you might have thought, I’m in a wheelchair. It’s because I suffer from Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy type 2D (LGMD2D). This is a very rare type of Muscular Dystrophy (MD).
LGMD2D causes muscle weakness, and that’s why I can’t walk or use my arms. Actually, most of my muscles are affected by LGMD2D in the past couple years. I need help with everything I do, such like eating or getting out of bed. I need a lot of medical equipment like a passive hoist (patient lift) and my powerchair to get through the day. LGMD2D is progressive, which means it will not get better, only worse. But that does not stop me from doing what I love.
My hobbies besides traveling include powerchair hockey and photography. You will now certainly wonder what powerchair hockey is.
Well, powerchair hockey is a team sport for people with a disability. Two teams of five players in each team play against each other to win. There are two ways to play this game. Players who have enough strength to hold a stick in their hand will play with a floor ball stick, called a J-stick. Others play with a stick that is attached to the wheelchair, called a T-stick. The ball is extra light. I’ve got a special powerchair for hockey, because my ‘normal’ powerchair wouldn’t be able to survive this (rough) sport.