So, the aim of this blog is to talk about the difficulties a person with a disability faces when they travel on their own. When I wrote my last entry I left something out because I was embarressed and angry at myself, but I have thought about it and I think it is important to be honest in this blog.
Once David and I finally got to the Gem Hotel, after we got out of the lift I was in an awkward position and fell. I didn’t hurt myself, I just think I was tired and rushing to get to the room. I had just been on a 19 hour flight, I’d been out for dinner and had to change hotels. I have this thing in my head, where falling shows failure and so when it happens I get angry at myself. I need to learn to be easier on myself.
Anyway, when I finally moved into the Comfort Inn it was nearly 2:30pm and I hadn’t had lunch yet. I ordered in! I got chinese delivered to my hotel room. Call me a dag, but I got excited. I finally got to try an egg roll. However, it wasn’t that good, but it looked cool and I took a photo. My bbq duck on rice didn’t come in one of those boxes but it was nice enough.
In the evening, David and Deborah took me out to an Italian restaurant called Cafe Fiorello near Lincoln Centre. We got there at 6pm and it was already packed and yet they assisted us with my frame (they call it a walker) and put it away and brought it back when we left. I think it’s common for them to have an appetiser and then an entre so this is what we did. I had zuccini parmasarna which was really tasty and then I had orrecetti with broccoli and herbs – YUM. We then shared dessert – lemon tart and profotorolls (is that the right spelling?). A very nice meal and yes, I took photos.
This morning I woke up at 5:30am and skyped with my parents – well, mainly Mum. Still finding that a little weird and I think my parents feel the same way.
Sorry for all the details, but I will give a bit more re breakfast:
1. I finally got to try half and half. It doesn’t taste that much different to milk.
2. I sat with two Canadian girls who are visiting for a few days. They seemed nice.
3. I swiped a muffin and banana for later.
I am changing rooms to a bigger a room which also has a flat surfaced shower rather than a bath bottom. The man at the desk has offered to move my bags for me but I feel that I should be there when they do it. I may be a bit too trusting of people and I need to work on that.
I am now at the office, waiting for them to give me some work. I walked to the office on my own and nearly everyone I walked past said hello.
I’ll update again tomorrow.