Wow, it has been three years since we last went on a big trip out of Canada and I’m itching to take off once again! In 2005, we went to Australia and what we did in those nine weeks left me feeling happy that we were able to take such a big trip. When I look back on our trip to Australia, I remember one thing in particular.
We drove our rented car from Sydney to Cairns, in total it took two weeks. When we reached Cairns, we took some back roads through the rainforest to Cape Tribulation. We were staying at a place where there was no car access so we had to take a cart overloaded with wheelchairs, suitcases and food! We made it to our hut, which was made of wood and had two bunk beds. There were no lights but thankfully we had a fridge so our food stayed fresh. The hut also had a ramp which I put to use. My brother, Devin, went to check out the area and found a beach nearby. So he came back and asked if we wanted to go to the beach. Thankfully the sand was packed down so my chair could make it on the beach. I spent hours playing in the sand, making sure to get nice and dirty. My mom didn’t mind, she even joined me and we covered ourselves with the brown sand.
Bissky Dziadyk Family
Travelling the world as a family since 2008.
In September 2008 our family embarked on a four month journey through South East Asia. Traveling with a child who uses a wheelchair presented its challenges, but following the Mekong River through China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam with a wheelchair was truly an adventure.
When we move beyond our fears and embrace our dreams, the Universe has an odd way of not only supporting us but giving us more opportunities than we ever imagined. Embarking on a journey with an open heart we can not help but be changed forever by the experience. Indeed it would be a waste to return untouched in the spiritual realm.
September: China (Beijing, Xi’an,Kunming, Yuanyang)
October: Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay) and
Laos (Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Vientiane)
November: Southern Vietnam (Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta)
December: Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampot and Sihanoukville).