Paralympian and broadcaster Tanni Grey-Thompson on the joys of Rwanda and Sydney

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Paralympian and broadcaster Tanni Grey-Thompson on the joys of Rwanda, Sydney, Bondi Beach (and the hell of being detained by Homeland Security in the U.S)










Tanni Grey-Thompson checks in to our travel Q&A

Tanni Grey-Thompson checks in to our journey Q&A

This week Paralympian and broadcaster Tanni Grey-Thompson checks in to our journey Q&A. 

She talks about her most memorable journey, her favorite Paralympic metropolis, a vacation from hell – and extra.

MOST MEMORABLE TRIP?

Going to Rwanda with a charity 12 years in the past. It’s terribly inexperienced, the persons are pleasant and the nation is making an attempt to rebuild. The Kigali Genocide Memorial may be very transferring.

EARLIEST HOLIDAY MEMORY?

We did so much of day journeys as a household. I keep in mind us doing brass rubbing at Wells Cathedral in Somerset.

FIRST TRIP ABROAD?

Going to Brittany on a household vacation aged ten. We stayed at a farm and appeared to have cauliflower with all the pieces. We even took a load again residence with us, though the customs officer nearly made us empty them out.

FAVOURITE PARALYMPIC CITY?

Sydney. The transport is accessible and I really like going on the ferry to Manly. The climate’s a giant half of it for me, too.

TOP TIP FOR VISITORS?

You’ve obtained to go to Bondi even when there are nicer seashores. The Royal Botanic Garden can also be pretty.

Tanni's favourite Paralympic city is sunny Sydney. She says a must for visitors is a trip to Bondi Beach (pictured)

Tanni’s favorite Paralympic metropolis is sunny Sydney. She says a should for guests is a visit to Bondi Beach (pictured)

HOLIDAY FROM HELL?

My husband has the similar identify as an escaped felony in America and was as soon as detained by Homeland Security. It was scary, however the solely factor our daughter Carys was nervous about was attending to Disney World.

CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT?

My wheelchair. I all the time panic that my day chair shouldn’t be going to make it to the different finish of a flight. Once it ended up overseas.

PLAN TO DO ANY SIGHTSEEING IN TOKYO FOR THE PARALYMPICS?

As a broadcaster I’ll be in ‘a bubble’ so the alternatives might be restricted. As lengthy as I eat some Japanese meals, I’ll be blissful.

  • Tanni is overlaying the Tokyo Paralympics for BBC Radio 5 Live and Channel 4.  

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