Parvinder was doing well until she was 22, when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and ended up needing a wheelchair.
Despite her physical challenges, Parvinder has never let them stop her from pursuing her dreams to travel and to see the world.
At 38, she decided to follow her passions and became a solo traveller. While travelling she has undertaken numerous adventure activities from paragliding in Taiwan, snorkelling in Australia, parasailing and kayaking in Udupi, and zip-lining in Ecuador, South America.
At 52, Parvinder has now explored 59 countries and she’s not planning on stopping anytime soon.
For Parvinder, there are many lovely experiences and stories that she would like to share with the world and if she could inspire even one person, it would make her really happy.
Parvinder in her own words:
“I have been travelling solo for more than a decade using my wheelchair. I have a small budget and aim to use public transport and hostels where ever wheelchair friendly. In 2020 and 2021 I drove my car from Bombay to Delhi and then from Bombay to Kanyakumari.”
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Who is Parvinder in her own words
Not considering herself old
Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 15
Going through severe pain
Her love for all kinds of sports
Having a lot of faith in God
Being bedridden for 5 years
Taking herbal medicine
Getting onto a manual wheelchair
How her love for travel started
Wanting to travel on a budget
Being refused to travel without a companion
Life changes after receiving an automated wheelchair as a gift
Being on her own and being able to go wherever she wants
Going to Hong Kong with a friend
Deciding to travel to Bali alone
Getting herself a cheap flight and a budgeted hotel
Getting help from people wherever she goes
Encountered challenges while travelling alone in a wheelchair
Having faith and being fearless
Learned lessons from her trip to China
Magical moments while travelling to 59 countries
Travelling by bus and metro and staying in hostels
Getting into full detail about her time in China
Making travel videos to share and inspire others during lockdown
Getting used to highway driving
Driving from Mumbai to Delhi
Driving around nature and being closer to it
2020 as the best year for her and many people
Not earning money from social media
Advice and tips for people in wheelchairs and solo travellers
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