Thursday, 22 July 2010

Just popping out, turn the light off when you leave.

I hope you can manage without me for a few days, I'm going on holiday tomorrow to Yorkshire. I'm going with a travel company called
http://www.traveleyes-international.com/
they organise holidays for blind and visually impaired people, and take the same amount of sighted people, who act as the eyes for those who can't see. We are staying in a hotel in Skipton, and having trips out to York and Howarth, a narrow boat cruise, and a visit to Skipton Castle.

Although I have been to the area before, I am looking forward to meeting new and interesting people. The boss of the company, Amar Latif, is coming along as well, he is lovely, can't wait to see him again. He has his own web site
http://www.amarlatif.com/
I had a holiday with them three years ago to Italy, it was fantastic but quite mentally demanding. You are paired up with a different person every day, and have to make sure they are safe, describe what you see, and help them to make the best of their holiday, as well as enjoying it yourself. It's a win win situation really, everybody is happy.

I'll see you when I get back and tell you all about it. Toodle pip.

5 comments:

  1. Hope you have a wonderful vacation. Would love to see pictures.

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  2. What an amazing type of holiday... I agree it must be mentally challenging but you would get to 'see' things a little differently simply by having to describe them for someone who cannot see. Looking forward to seeing the photos!

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  3. What a great concept. I have never heard of anything like this before. Hope you have a wonderful time Ilona and look forward to hearing all about it on your return. Take good care and have fun:)

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  4. If you have to stand still, take everything in, then describe that to someone, then you will see more yourself............everyone's a winner!

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