If we have a look around, we will find many people who are an example to follow. This is the case of Albert Casal, a Catalonian man determined to travel around the world on his wheelchair. He is an example of achievement to teach us that the only barriers are set by us and everything is possible if you try.
Travelling around the world on a wheelchair in the cheapest way
Albert Casals was born in Barcelona in 1990 and he is on a wheelchair since he was a child due to his leukemia. In spite of his situation, he has become a free spirit and his illness has not been the reason to prevent him to achieve his dreams.
Albert has a great passion: travelling. For that reason, he decided to travel around the world with the minimum resources. His passion for discovering new places was so big that he wrote two biographies called “El mundo sobre ruedas” (The world on my wheels) in 2009 and “Sin fronteras” (Borderless) in 2012.
This Catalonian young man has managed to travel over 30,000 km solely accompanied by his camera, his wheelchair and his urge to know the world.
His adventure started when he was 14 and with 100€ in his pocket. Despite of having such a reduced budget, Casals managed to visit France, Italy and Greece and he hasn’t stopped travelling since then.
Albert Casals shows that it is possible to travel on a wheelchair. Anything is possible if one tries and no great budgets are needed to move around the world. The will to do it is the most important factor and he says: “I never considered my disability an obstacle to move around because it never was.”
Casals is clearly a free spirit and an example to be followed: “I go out without any money and an address that I want to reach although it is not a fixed destination. There are great people that you meet over a whole week and cities that you leave after one day. You get up every morning to do what you feel like.”