Waited forever for female assist
Then got worlds most thorough trainee and trainer
Neither one knew what leg bag was, so I explained out. Neither knew what too doo with it. Eventually, with my help, they figured it out.
chose it because supposed to have wheelchair accessible lavatories
Despite four calls, nobody knew where it was and nobody emailed us back as promised
Even aft the airport, they didn't know which lavatory was wheelchair accessible
Front desk saidps we were given seats near a lavatory, but didn't know if it was wc accessible.
Seats were aisle 12, eas near lavatory. They had more leg room r than behind its
But the lavatory was not accessible
Ted walked around and found the accessible lavatories. Two together that the wall between them was could collapse down and makle one . Double sized. Temporary.
Said there was an on board aisle chair
Never used it, because wheelchair lavatory was so far back.
Brought a container with a lid and Ted quietly emptied muy naff and captured the container ti dump it in the lavatory several times. Didn't drink much, since I wasn't sure if it was working. Think I was actually really dehydrated.
Took my wc to the plane. No aisle chair t he ere, as promised, so we had too take my wc on board and then Ted carried me two aisles back.
Took my wc, the commode wc, and a bag of mobility etc parts for free
Took the commode wc to oversized luggage th check in
At landing, they brought my wc into the plane, but no
aisle chair. So, in reverse, Ted had to carry me up two aisles to where my wheelchair was.
Best thing was getting priority security, so,i we didn't wait in line. Also, they took our big bags, so we didn't have to carry them
Even though I told them about my wheelchair and inability to climb straits on the online reservation form, they had nothing ready for me for boarding, and the plane was parked on the tarmac, so boarding required clinching about twenty steps. So I held up everyone else, but they finally got a bus that elevated the back, letting the WC or at the height of the plane. No accessible lavatory, which we expected. At the end, I took another elevator-bus to get down
We were greeted by someone who whisked us past the line and straight through passport control. No accessible bathroom inside baggage claim, but an accessible family bathroom outside customs. Sixt car rental right there
Makarska hotel park.
Found via booking. Com and helped and confirmed and for good p price four accessible reservation via Branka at front desk.
Hotel right on flat, low tile walkway, along Adriatic Sea. On non-sea side were lots of cafe-n bars, some restaurants, some souvenir carts . In the path were lots off well dressed women put pushing strollers, dogs on leash, and men in track suits. Inn the other side was beach and sea, giving way to bay.
Lots off Croatian tourists
Hotel had restaurant with fairly ok food and good, Huge breakfast buffet. Fairly quiet fiirst two nights, then bus load of Germans.
Season starts may 1, so,i getting stuff ready all over.
All signs in Croatian, English, German, and Italian
Beautiful hotel. Clean. Glass elevators looking it too sea.
Accessible room and bathroom, which was large, no threshold shooter, toilet with attached movable grab bars on each side
Hung out. Walked along sea promenade. Slept.
Biokovo mountain park tour drive. Didn't get to do last part, because road was snowed under. All very steep and narrow. Beautiful rocks
Drive to Montenegro. Lots of curves,
Accessible bathroom at Dubrovnik airport.
Dalmatian and Montenegro
Catheter and bag, because no accessible bathrooms
Third wheel for cobblestones
near Adriatic Sea and paved walkway
Huge... Over 1000 guests possible
Former Sanitarium specially for arthritis and neurological disorders
Most guest on totes from Scandinavia , Holland.. Some from Germany, Russia, Croatia,
Most come for 2-3 weeks of treatments
Long list of possible treatments. Must see doctor first. Doctor on site
Robes and slippers available. Many people sunbathing on roof and walking around in dining room in robes, even though signs say don't.
Big coffee bar and bar and lounge on one, treatment floor
They keep your passports the whole time you're there
Key cubicles beguiling reception Dekh desk
sports center in basement (basketball gym and ping ping table by reservation only) and both up lots of stairs
Bowling lanes in basement, o out of order
Swimming pool in basement, but no water
Swimming pool on roof outside, but was recently destroyed in wind storm
dentist stuff on one. Floor
Can choose tomb, tin with breakfast. Half pension, full pension. Meals are buffet. Bad. You are assigned a table, which you must use each meal
Rooms are half old (stuffy, dark, narrow bathrooms with narrow doors, no grab bars, bathtub with shower inside). Half are new, (more airy, big square bathroom, no threshold for shower). Neither had grab bars and both had does you the bathroom whom were barely wide enough for a wheelchair, especially because entry was from a narrow hallway
We were given an old room with a new bathroom, For the shower. But it had no grab bars or wife access anyway, we choose to move to an old room an old bath room with tub. Asst least it was more airy, had trees and birds singing outside, no carpet, small balcony. Still had bathtub etc. Hard but possible to get from hall to bathroom. Hard to get up from toilet.. Used commode chair instead of toilet. It was near Greg s apartment with af great balcony overlook bay of Kotor.
Don't know why they didn't give it's a new room and bathroom in that new wing. Maybe they were already booked. But I reserved 2-3 months early. But maybe the tour groups reserved even earlier. ????. They ere much better but still had narrow doors and no grab bars.
Floors seemed original, cracked
Drive around bay of Kotor. Stop in town of Kotor, where we walked around and ate. Didn't duo walls. Ate next too sea in cold in some small town's. Took ferry back from ????. Roads were narrow. Lots of pulling over. Some backing up. One took forever since one car didn't cooperate, but usually they worked together.
Signs of direction and distance to cities had been in Cyrillic and Roman alphabets. But here the Cyrillic was white ed out
No wc accessible bathrooms ... Steps and narrow doors and small stalls and no bars
Walk around and above city ous not possible due to steps
Beautiful old town, l less crowded than Dubrovnik, streets mostly flat, all streets and buildings, made off stone
Cats all over, mostly healthy looking
Dubrovnik old town
in some ways, not accessible but beautiful
Reminded me of Venice, museum city.
Used third wheel.
Ask building and streets made of rock. Main Street was smooth and no steps. Side alleys were more narrow
couldn't find any wc accessible bathrooms anywhere, but read that there was one one outside the ploce gate. Don't know out it was unlocked.
City walks not accessible
Stairs not accessible
Grand staircase not accessible. Mexican group of guys helped us carry wc up Grand staircase, but then they left, and we eye stuck. Finally found winding alley down, some steps, but Ted was a hero and it was possible
Main streets, some alleys, most cafes, and harbour area are all possible
Beautiful, so worth it even for partial tour.
Heard that cable car and end station for hill above city takes Wc s and is accessible, but there is something difficult about the access too the lower station. Didn't have time to try it
Next day was wind and rain storm, so could not doo cable car or harbor cruise, so,i don't know about them and accessibility
Walked around, ate, braved wind and rain
Dubrovnik La Pad neighborhood
Cafes, supermarket, bakery, beach complex right next to Park Hotel.
Beach complex was wooded boardwalks like a tic tac toe board o over three stone beach. Bar near water and beach. Water slide closed
Near split on water
Cute old town
Harbor front promenade is completely accessible
Old Town is mostly flat,. Few stairs, some ramps
Stone buildings and streets
Palace upper and basement (fee) are accessible if you know how to get there
Lots of cafes outside
Wheelchair accessible bathroom near ??? Corner. Near stairs, but there is a winding alley way without steps, un signed. Can get into it, but don't know how it is inside. No key needed, since it's a party toilet where a person collects Mooney.
First palace built by retiring emperor in 4 century. Then used by citizens from split and refugees from neighboring city of S? Who were attacked by.?? In?? Century. Rich liver upstairs in palace. Poor logged downstairs??. Or divided by ethic?
Walked around palace, old town, and harbour
Underground was where got filmed dragons
Dinner at landlords cabin. Ancestors lived there. Now they just used it to cook for guests. Multi course Croatian meal centered on their own harvests of wine, olive oil, carob flour, and Croatian grilling, peca???. Yum!.
Krka national park
bus had ramp in muzzle and could take 2 wheelchairs
Boat had ramp that seemed too steep and narrow, but somehow surly boat staff got me while in the chair in and out of the boat
below the big falls was a mass of tourism, snack bars, people, swimming hole, view point
Above was boardwalk (bumpy but no steps) through lots of lakes, cascades, smaller waterfalls. Some snakes, frogs, birds
Boardwalk went down via stairs, or alternatively, straight gravel path with no steps.
Best route it's too start at L? Entrance on top (which is full of tourists, buses, snack shops), and take bus to boardwalk, to gravel path, to bottom off big falls, to boat , to Skladin? Entrance. Means you need to shuttle car from L? Entrance somehow. How???
Walked through park on boardwalks past lovely pools and falls, ended up at big waterfall. Short on time 27.--think caught boat back.
At least two gas stations, and maybe all, have separate bathtoom for disabled (and for diaper changing, since they have a pull down shelf
Best toilet grab bars- one on each side that are high enough and come forward enough
Need too get key from counter
Ted Rented a rowboat at boat rental, then rowed todock to pick me up. Her somehow got me in
Rowed to island and back
Some got out at island to cliMB stairs and ring bell, rest paddled around
May have been a way to get up too island plaza without stairs (path edge of island), and then into church.
Did not go to Bled castle up on hill
Ate cream cake at panorama cafe.
Wheelchair WC at panorama cafe
Path around lake is accessible. Read that a small part requires going on road
Bike path along #202 from Jesenice
Bike path from #202 to . Planice
Looked at Planice ski jumps . Some are for summer.
Park in upper lot in front of hotel ??? With buses, otherwise long way around to avoid stairs
Need collapsible frame to fit in tram (my rigid frame did fit but with effort,)
Need power assist, because hills inside are long and very very steep.
Perfect option would be wheelchair trailer available in Ljubljana
Paths ate smooth cement, wide enough for my chair ,(1-2 places may be trouble for woofer chair, mine is max width ???)
Beautiful, huge cave
Crazy Disneyland feel, crowds,. Buildings
took train for km, then walked for km, then took train. All the time looking at this huge cave.
Amazing for r wheelchairs
Map of accessible Ljubljana available at tourist office in K??? Square
Ljubljana by wheelchair app can be downloaded on phone. Limited places but just the fact that it exists is amazing.
Wheelchair trailer, actually power assist font that attached too front, that makes manual wheelchair like battery scooter, available for a refundable deposit at tourist office in K?? Square
Just got attachment in December and had only used it twice before me
Took five of their staff plus us to figure out how to attach it. With the manual and Ted's tools, we finally got it.
Five levels of speed. I never went higher than first. The office a set the maximum to be 50 k per hour. I think real max is 150 k l per hour. Super fast. Made inn Slovenia.
Parked on hill by castle for free and took gondola down, which was free for wheelchair and one companion
Walked around, ate, ice cream or cakes
- Went to market, bought souvenirs and strawberries
Cameras or eu key or get key at office
Disabled souvenir xxx ship
Lots of cafes and bridges. Small pretty old town.
Met guy in power chair
Slovenian sare getting older
Castle, wc bathroom,
funicular is accessible and free footer wheelchair user and one companion
Walked around old town and harbour promenade, took pictures at sunset by lighthouse, ate, spent one afternoon reading at cafe by sea
One accessible bathroom, but it was locked. Public toilets next to it were distorting disgusting and tio small for wheelchair. Tourist office said they didn't have key and didn't know where to go. Went to hotel piran. Toilets were without steps. But there was no accessible toilet. Narrow does, small stalls, no bars. So Ted carried new. Again.
Very busy and touristy
Waterfront walk and beaches... Sand even, brought in
Kakau cafe for amazing cakes etc
Northern part, Lera, was wc accessible. Walked along wide gravel path about one mile to visitor's center, looking or at Salt pans. Salt harvesting season is in the summer, so there wasn't much happening. Some birds, but not as many as I'd expected. Visitor center movie was ok but didn't answer many questions, so I asked at gift shop on way back. Salt pans are in national park, but owned/leased by private salt company. In turn, it rents one salt pan to one person for one year, and they sell their salt to the company.
It's very hot in summer
Wonderful find. Hope they make it.
Long ago, it was a factory vacation place for workers asst a metal fence company, under communism. Then it was a place for paraplegics to get treatments and rehab. Then they started recently to try to make ie more off a hotel. Open all year instead of five months. Advertising to able bodied as well.
Still focus on wheelchair users.
Have therapy room and provide list of therapies, PT and massage and exercise bikes etc. Starting in May (doubt know when and if it ends)
Outdoor pool is beautiful. It is salt water, pumped up from sea, heated by solar panels. With a lift. But it was closed still for the season, so,i we didn't get to try it.
Have a few bikes for guests.
Can do bed and breakfast, half biased. Food in cafe, bar.
Lots of outdoor terraces, most with view of sea, pine with a hammock
- Biggest problem is that it's on a steep hill in a residential neighborhood. Vann borrow electric carts to go up the hill, but i don't know what's there, except a view point. Down the hill is where the lake, sea, cafe, rentals, etc, are, but it's to steep for the electric carts. Could walk or drive down, but it's steep and narrow and bad surface.
Best thing is staff's. Ursa is assistant director. Marko is director.
Part of association invalid s in Slovenia. Leader, Miriam, Ursaq's aunt, is in a wheel chair. For lodging options, including this hotel, mountain lodge, hot springs apartment, and ?????
Design of rooms and hotel by committee, including five wheelchair users.
For rooms for tetraplegics, including ceiling rail and lift from bed to toilet or bathtub. Plus paraplegic amenities.
23 rooms for paraplegics. Include roll in shower. Wide doors and lots of room in bedroom and bathroom. Lots of bars ???
Old wing more hospital like. Didn't see. New wing more hotel lounge. Very nice. Back rooms open on too nice terrace and are a little more expensive. Asst least one famille room for four... Two twin and one bunk beds. Rest for two... Either two twin or one king bed.
- Lake Bohinj
- Bad weather, so didn't go up in gondola or did any activities. But beautiful address. Especially rocks in trees.
Avsenik Slovenian polka evening
Fun. Five hours. Music and food. Even vegetarian food.
Most audience from Austria. Everything said and sung in Slovenian and German. Staff some German, but not so good English.
Large, good wc bathroom. Get key from cloakroom attendant
Guest rooms not accessible, because on second floor with no lift. So stayed at referred to pension Torok.
Lots of dancing. Waltz and polka.
Sat at table with British woman who's just moved to Slovenia and alps. And Austrian man who translated songs for me a bit, but didn't speak great English
Lift so small that I had to take off for rests
Mattress inside wooden box, so no bed rail
Dorr to bathroom exactly as wide as wheelchair, so difficult
No toilet grab bars
Felt native or at least not English touristy
Cobblestone streets, most possible with wheelchair, some with steps
One non step way up to top church
Beautiful view s,. Artistic city
Walked around old town and harbour, ate, drank winner at wine bar, walked up to church and back. Went down street with steps, thanks to low steps and Ted. Little artsy shops all the way down.
Church had ramp up to closed deeper, but no way to get up steps to get to ramp.
Toilets at top, including wc toilet, were all locked.
There was handicap parking at top, so maybe there is a way to drive to the church up that narrow stone road of disabled. Maybe just for church attendees.
We parked, like all non natives, in paid parking lot outside of town. There were two staffed for a few kuna pay toilets, including a wc toilet. One in the parking lot. One just after the parking lot by the market.
Shopped the market for souvenirs and bad strawberries
Apartments with small fridge, oven, dishwasher, two burner stove, couch futon,
Or camping: bring (rent?) RVs, rent big tents, villas
Restaurant, grill, pizzeria, bakery, market, ice cream,
Sports, water sports rentals
Water taxi to Rovinj
Excursions on boat to other islands
Season starts June 1, so things were mostly closed
Wheelchair units with roll in showers, good sink and mirror, and toilet bars, but steep Hills, sunken mattresses, and toilet bar on wrong, near, side opposite
Too high or too low
single mattress laid inside wooden box, so couldn't put on bed rail
One bed had for inch wide frame so couldn't reach bed for sleeping
Gas stations have wheelchair bathrooms
hard to access
Specially assist allows to skip to front of lines at security and passport Control
No car access to departures
Ted dropped me off in short term parking lot (free if short time), then Ted returned the rental car, then he collected me and the luggage to go to the airport and up the ramp to inside.
There is no elevator for access to upper floor, where food ism
The only wc toilet is outside of security, so even though I got there early, I had already passed through security and passport Control when I needed to go one last time before getting on the o plane, so I had to wait for someone to push me outside and then go through security and passport Control again
they took my wc at the front check in desk and transferred too an airport push one, so I couldn't wheel myself while waiting
Sent my wc to checked luggage and me tto airport wc, tram to baggage reclaim. Quick Trip through passport control that way
Accessible room with lots of bars and roll in shower at Hamilton Hilton hotel. Of courses, bed was high
Aisle chair no problem
Sat in row before wc lavatories
asked about on board aisle chair and wc labs as soon as got on. Flight attendant knew how too do all
Pushed call button for flight attendant when ready, and he brought aisle chair and put down wall separating and combining two lavatories in front of row 27.
We were in row 26 then got in tiny aisle chair. Attendant wheeled me into
Learned to put my feet up. Better going backward plenty of room with wc in combined lavatories. Even for smaller care giver
Still hard to stand up.
Need to find out how to get EU key for wheelchair toilets
Strawberries (especially Dalmatian and Montenegro)
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