Bangkok – Khao San Road

Finally showered in my hostel and with a new change of clothes, I wandered out into the busy evening, the streets a lit with neon lights and the warm glow of street food vendor fires. I was absolutely starving and the best way I thought to spend my evening recuperating was to grab some food …

Advertisements

Starting my deaf travels in Thailand

‘Oh my word, what am I doing travelling solo as a deaf person?!’ I stood in the middle of the concourse of the Arrivals Hall at Bangkok airport, surrounded by a wave of tourists, business travellers and backpackers, their hubbub of activity resoundingly amplified into my hearing aid, causing a little of feedback. Overwhelmed, was …

‘Don’t dwell on what you can’t do’: Travelling with disabilities

Last month, I was proud to part of a group of people with disabilities to promote that travelling with your disability doesn't stop you from seeing the world. However, we believe that the travel industry needs to change and we offer tips and advice for your next travels wherever you want to go in the …

Deaf Travel Interview with Mr Luke Christian

Mr Luke Christian

Years ago, as a deaf person, I didn't believe I could travel on my own around the world so I put everything off. I didn't really have anyone to look up to giving me that confidence that, yes, you can travel on your own without any limits. Thanks to many bloggers out there, I was …

Petition: Save Specialist Support for deaf children in the UK

Without specialist support for my deafness throughout my childhood, I think I would have been in a very bad position compared to where I am today. Thanks to specialist support through my teachers of the deaf, I was able to learn what I needed from the National Curriculum, become independent and basically be the man …

Podcast (with transcript) with Hear Me Out CC about deaf travel

Hear Me Out CC

Late last year, I had the enormous privilege to be interviewed by Ahmed Khalifa of Hear Me Out CC to talk about 'My Journey Around the World as a Deaf Traveller'. This podcast (with transcripts) is part of a series of 'stories from fascinating individuals in and around the d/Deaf community' and I was lucky enough …

Deaf and getting a haircut

*snip snip snip* I caught myself in the mirror, bewildered, trying not to cringe at the sound that reverberated into my hearing aid. Feeling locks of my hair fall gently across my face, I looked up again in the mirror, this time directly at the barber who expertly snipped his way through my full raggedy …

Introducing AccessAble

AccessAble

Don't you just hate it when you go out with a friend or family member to a place, whether a restaurant, shop or theatre, only to find the venue isn't accessible for your needs? In my case, it's all about ensuring I can hear clearly and effectively what ever I do at a venue and …

Join The Deaf Traveller’s Newsletter!

The Deaf Traveller

Wanna be the first to know about deaf travel?! Of course, you do! Sign up to The Deaf Traveller Newsletter and get your:   Deaf Travel Inspiration Deaf Traveller Interviews Equipment Reviews Blog Posts Editorials Promotions and Offers   Sign up to The Deaf Traveller Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dMpr0-/ You will be receiving a fortnightly newsletter with …

Tonotopia: Listening through Cochlear Implants

Tonotopia - listening through cochlear implants

Ever wondered what it's like to hear through a cochlear implant?  Well, you can! Tonotopia is an exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London that helps people to understand the digital sounds perceived by those who are profoundly deaf with cochlear implants. Tom Tlalim invited six cochlear implant users (one of them is …