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 …

‘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 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 …

10 simple tips on communicating with Deaf travellers

After travelling around the world in the last seven years as a deaf traveller, I've become aware that the top issue faced by deaf travellers is simple communication. Seriously. In every travel company, every transport route, tourism boards and even fellow travellers, simple communication tips for those talking with people with deafness and hearing loss …

I Solo Deaf Travelled in 35 Countries, you can too!

Are you someone who is deaf or have hearing loss? Do you feel the urge to travel around the world? Are you worried you can't do it on your own? Then you don't need to worry what so ever! If I can travel around the world as a deaf traveller, then you can too. In …

Travelling solo with a Cochlear Implant around the World

Cochlear Implant

‘You’re not going to travel around the world especially if you’re deaf’  A friend said to rain on my parade over a coffee when I revealed my intentions. I was still in my corporate job and I firmly declared what I would be doing six months later. I just gathered enough money to buy a …

My Cochlear Implant Journey

Cochlear Implant

This will be the first in a series about my deafness. Travelling will test me to the limit particularly in a foriegn speaking country and I hope this blog will inspire many deaf people to seize the day and NOT let their deafness put a limiting factor of their fun, enjoyment and experience! First of all, …

Are UK trains deaf friendly? 

Trains

'Dammit!'  I swore loudly as yet another train that I was on heading into London changed destination, this time heading to Kings Cross instead of Moorgate in East London. I suppose I knew something was up as the tannoy crackled with a non-descript voice making an announcement as we arrived in one of the stops, …

5 Annoying Sayings Deaf Travellers Hear On The Road

Deaf

I don't know about other deaf travellers, but during the last two years of travelling around the world with just me and both my hearing aids, I get used to five annoying different sayings I often hear uttered back at me from fellow travellers and locals upon meeting them. How do I respond? With ingenuity... …

Whitewater Rafting with Crocodiles

I waved back at my friend who was waving back furiously from the raft that glided with the current towards me. I couldn't believe what I was doing. I was swimming in the River Nile! That's something to be checked off the bucket list! I was in Uganda in Africa teaching children and as we …