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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 2nd Dec 17, 9:14 AM
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    Blind and travelling the world.
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:14 AM
    Blind and travelling the world. 2nd Dec 17 at 9:14 AM
    Isn't this guy brave, he's totally blind and almost deaf, and yet he's backpacking around the world by himself.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/disability-42198169/completely-blind-backpacker-travelling-around-the-world

    His aim isto 'see' every Country, and has already visited over 120.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 2nd Dec 17, 10:52 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 10:52 AM
    I have no idea how to react to this story
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 78.7
    Total so far - 530.8
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 2nd Dec 17, 11:33 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 11:33 AM
    I wish him luck - he's going to need it.
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 2nd Dec 17, 3:05 PM
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    Part of the joy of travelling is meeting new people and I still believe there are more good people than bad.

    Which one of us wouldn't take a few minutes to help a stranger and guide them on their way?
    Should have joined Borrowmydoggy.com
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 2nd Dec 17, 3:29 PM
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    Part of the joy of travelling is meeting new people and I still believe there are more good people than bad.

    Which one of us wouldn't take a few minutes to help a stranger and guide them on their way?
    Originally posted by OldMotherTucker
    .....guide them on their way = see them off.
    • Sad. Sack
    • By Sad. Sack 2nd Dec 17, 3:50 PM
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    I can't see the point myself..
    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 2nd Dec 17, 3:52 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 3:52 PM
    .....guide them on their way = see them off.
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    Not what I meant at all!!
    Should have joined Borrowmydoggy.com
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 2nd Dec 17, 4:06 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 4:06 PM
    I wonder which Travel Insurance provider he's with.....and what pre-existing conditions he's declared?

    I don't rate his chances of safely crossing any road in any big city in SE Asia, or getting much sympathy in any of the plethora of various heartless scammers and tricksters in Benidorm [for example].

    A danger to himself and other people.....like taking candy of a baby.
    • A Flock Of Sheep
    • By A Flock Of Sheep 2nd Dec 17, 6:27 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 6:27 PM
    I wonder if he gets PIP and scored 10 or 12 points for "Planning and following journeys".
    • AubreyMac
    • By AubreyMac 9th Dec 17, 10:34 PM
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    Part of the joy of travelling is meeting new people and I still believe there are more good people than bad.

    Which one of us wouldn't take a few minutes to help a stranger and guide them on their way?
    Originally posted by OldMotherTucker

    I once helped a blind person and soon regretted it as they were so clingy and became demanding with no consideration to my own time.


    Of course not all blind people are like this but I'd be hesitant.

    I can't see the point myself..
    Originally posted by Sad. Sack
    There's a blind film critic and he doesn't 'watch' everything with audio description. He's mentioned he loves travelling as each place he visits feels, smells and sounds different.


    Like with most of us, travelling is a time to relax and enjoy getting away from it all.


    Bravo to this guy though to travel all by himself, that's a very brave thing to do.
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