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Paralympic gold medallist and I’m A Celebrity contestant Kadeena Cox recalls her travel adventures

Paralympic gold medallist and I’m A Celebrity contestant Kadeena Cox on why Tokyo is her favorite Olympic metropolis and how she will be able to’t travel with out her laptop computer (to observe Love Island on)

Kadeena Cox checks in to our travel Q&A

Kadeena Cox checks in to our travel Q&A

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This week Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox checks in to our travel Q&A.

She shares the spotlight of her Tokyo journey this summer time, and extra… 

Earliest vacation reminiscence?

Having to share a tent with my sisters at a vacation camp in Scarborough — I’m one in all seven — and we argued each night time. I’m not an enormous swimmer although, so was fearful of going within the sea.

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First journey overseas?

Going to Jamaica in my early teenagers with my household. My mum comes from the Jamaican bush, which could be very rural, and we cooked meals on an outside range. I additionally met my grandad for the primary time.

Favourite Olympic metropolis?

Probably Tokyo as a result of I acquired to see each a standard village, with its lovely homes, on the sting of city, and the massive metropolis the place it was ‘Lights, camera, action!’ It actually wowed me.

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Highlight of your Tokyo journey? 

Besides successful my gold medals, watching the solar set over Mount Fuji. That was fairly wonderful.

And what about Rio in 2016?

My household, who accompanied me, visited Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue — however I used to be competing till the ultimate day of the Paralympics so didn’t have an opportunity to do any sightseeing. But I had just a few caipirinhas earlier than flying dwelling.

Are you a superb flyer?

I don’t like flying, however attempt to get some shut-eye. Luckily, I can sleep anyplace.

Kadeena recalls watching the sun set over Mount Fuji when she visited Tokyo for the Paralympics

Kadeena recalls watching the solar set over Mount Fuji when she visited Tokyo for the Paralympics

Top travel magnificence tip?

I all the time carry powder and eyeliner to placed on my face in case I’m wanting sleepy on the finish of a flight.

Favourite resort?

The Royalton White Sands Resort in Jamaica. It’s acquired a wonderful seaside by the ocean, the rooms are big and there’s a implausible gymnasium.

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Can’t travel with out?

My laptop computer so I can watch some trash TV, be it Love Island or Married At First Sight UK. I additionally want my coaching package, so I can do my each day gymnasium session.

Kadeena reveals her dream destination is Machu Picchu, the famous archeological site in Peru

Kadeena reveals her dream vacation spot is Machu Picchu, the well-known archeological web site in Peru

Where subsequent?

I’m going to St Lucia subsequent yr. What will I do there? Lie by a pool and relax!

Dream vacation spot?

I hoped to go to Machu Picchu for my thirtieth birthday final yr, nevertheless it didn’t occur as a result of Covid. Hopefully, I’ll make it on the market sometime quickly … 

  • Kadeena Cox helps Citi’s Paralympics marketing campaign, which goals to vary perceptions of individuals with disabilities. See citi.com/ipc.

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