Friday, 27 December 2013

Location Wheelchair Holidays

In previous Blogpost I already talked about our holiday homes in France, Hungary and Thailand. And often I write about the things we have done. In my wheelchair I experience the same problems as you would when you would visit one of my accommodations. But not only the accommodation needs to be wheelchair accessible, the location is as important as the holiday home itself.

Where do you prefer your holiday accommodation? On top of a mountain, at a remote beach, at the end of a dirt road? Or in town with easy access to amenities and sights? Right. You probably choose the last one. Just like me and anyone else you like to leave the house and drive around in your wheelchair independently. A location where your family or travel companions don't need to push your wheelchair, with restaurants around the corner and shops within walking distance.
When you like what you read have a look at our Maps, publicly shared on Google Maps.

  • The holiday homes in Hua Hin, Thailand. Zoom in and click on the green houses. The apartment is located in the centre of Hua Hin and the pool villa's at the border of the centre. The small wheelchair signs represent the wheelchair accessible toilet and the little yellow suns ramps onto the beach. In Hua Hin is no accessible public transport, but our van can take you where you like to go.
  • The sea is only 700m from our apartment in Canet Plage, France . All amenities are within walking distance. public transport is accessible and the bus stop is only 300m. Airport and TGV train station can be found in Perpignan at 15km and can be reached by bus.
  • Lake Velence, Hungary, partly nature reserve, is only 100m from our detached house in Velence. A small country town with amenities within walking distance. A nice location for families with younger children and or seniors. Accessible trains run up and down Budapest. Departure from Velence Station at 2km.
Below here one of our maps. Hua Hin, Thailand. Last updated 24 December 2013.


View Wheelchair accessible Hua Hin - Thailand in a larger map


Questions? Want to know more? Don't hesitate to write an email. When we don't know our staff knows. They live there and speak the local language fluently.

King regards,
Hanneke Fronik, Theo and Johanna, Mishi and Eva, Pannida en Hans, Kan, Kiao, Lek en Fon. We all like to welcome you and serve you as best as we can to give you the holiday of a lifetime.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Venice, The Venezia for wheelchairs

A few years ago I travelled to Venice, the city of romance in Italy, Europe. I loved it. Although you have to prepare your trip upfront when you are travelling in an powered wheelchair.

I travel to Thailand as well. And last time I have visit Venice in Hua Hin. Yes. Copy, copy and build.


Copy, copy and build The Venezia.
St. Marks Square in Hua Hin, Thailand.
 
St. Marks Square in Venice, Italy.

Here are the pictures. The copy and the original St. Marks Square. And this Venice is as accessible as the original. Streets have level access, access ramps into building and small steps into shops. Gondolas, bridges, etc. are not accessible. But it has a wheelchair accessible toilet.




Do you like to see more? Watch our latest Youtube movie.



 The Venezia is only 11km from the wheelchair accessible apartment of http://www.gehandicapten.com . This apartment is located in the centre of Hua Hin.
Wheelchair accessible transportation is available for airport transfer and trips. Not only to The Venezia but also to all other sights in and around Hua Hin.

The owner of these holiday accommodation is wheelchair user himself due to a muscular disease. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information. Email is infoinfo@gehandicapten.com



 

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Holidays for Wheelchair Thailand

Holiday season, peak season. Many tourist and local Thai people enjoy the festivities, the atmosphere and the Christmas spirit all around. Street are lit, shopping malls are decorated and many shops, restaurants, etc. wish their customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Just a few pictures to show you Hua Hin during Holiday Season.






Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Parade King Bhumibol of Thailand.

In honour of King Bhumibol's Birthday a parade is passing according the map below.

Where? Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, in front of Klai Kangwong Palace.
When? December 5, 10.30am.


Wheelchair access? The streets are level so it should not be a problem to find a spot to watch. Come early. It will be crowded. Bring water and a umbrella.

Hope to see you there.

WheelchairThailand Hua Hin or Gehandicapten.com


Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Birthday coming up for WheelchairThailand Hua Hin.

Birthdays. They happen every year and every year we get one year older. In December King Bhumibol is celebrating his birthday on December 5. Hua Hin people are preparing.
Hua Hin People Love our King.
The female part of Wheelchair Thailand celebrates her birthday on December 7. And in The Netherlands we celebrate the birthday of Sinterklaas on December 6 with gifts for the children on the evening before.

But the birthday party for the King beats every festivity in Hua Hin. At the moment the King lives in Hua Hin and many military is coming to Hua Hin, streets are decorated and lit and bulletin boards announce a party.

Translation

Invite to join Candles Ceremony for His Majesty 5th December 2013 and join concert for King's honor with singer Jenifer Kim/Eak Surachet/Wai Kamikase/ Kanomjean Kamikase/Alarm 9 and join Happiness of Population is Happiness of our king exhibition with Art gallery and King's giving Happy New Year Card, At Queen's Park, 19 Rai 5 December 2013 Start from 10 AM.

So come and join this party. I'm sure everyone is welcome to celebrate His Majesty's birthday.

19 Rai is wheelchair accessible. Just don't expect a restroom / toilet with wheelchair access.

See you there.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Vintage wheels for Wheelchair Thailand in Hua Hin

Last weekend in Hua Hin many vintage cars were visiting Hua Hin. First they were displayed at Venezia, the new amusementparks annex shopping mall. From here they drove in convoy, like a parade to the Centara Grand Hotel in the centre of Hua Hin. And Sunday morning I took a look at these magnificent cars from the past. Like the Mercedes on the picture below.


Some cars weren't that old, but made me feel old. Like the Volkswagen T1 from the sixties. I saw this drive around in my country when I was a child. And the Citro├źn Pallas, better known as the Snoek (Dutch word for pike) also a Golden Oldie. And the Volkswagen Kever (Beetle).

See for yourself here is a link to my album.

Coming up:
Celebrations of His Majesty Bhumibol Birthday.