The Globejotting Podcast: A Blind Traveler in Singapore
By Dave Fox
After an obscenely long hiatus, the Globejotting Travel Podcast has returned!
Our guest on this episode: Daniel Kurtz. Daniel lost his sight two years ago at age 20. He comes from a very small town in Kansas, and recently made his first trip outside the United States — along with his guide dog, Donner.
Daniel and Donner, along with Daniel’s parents, came to Singapore. When they arrived, they were confronted with, and confounded by less tolerance than they were used to when it came to accessibility for service animals.
Daniel talks about the obstacles he faced here, as well as the challenges of bringing a guide dog on a trans-Pacific flight. He also discusses what it’s like to experience a foreign culture without being able to see, and the thrill of indoor, simulated skydiving.
Also: A tribute to underwater filmmaker Stan Waterman, who recently threw an incredible retirement party.
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