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World War I Battlefields Tour across France and Belgium

By |2019-07-29T14:39:43+01:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

With a big trip ahead, an intrepid and excited group from VICTA came together through the hustle and bustle of Ashford International and quickly became acquainted. We hurried aboard our coach and waved ‘au revoir’ to England… France and Belgium here we come! Our travels kicked off with a ‘treat’ for our taste buds as we [...]

Christmas Markets in Berlin

By |2019-07-29T13:52:07+01:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , , , |

The final international trip of 2018 took us to Berlin at the perfect time of year for the traditional Christmas markets and celebrations for which the city is world renowned. Arriving late on Sunday night and settling into our hostel based in the east, we were all ready to explore this vast city with its unique [...]

ICC by the sea! Croatia 2018

By |2019-09-03T13:23:50+01:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories, Volunteering|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The 24th edition of ICC (International Camp on Communication and Computers) took place in the idyllic Croatian seaside city of Zadar. This was the first ICC to be held at the seaside and all participants, staff and volunteers were very keen to be thoroughly acquainted with the Adriatic Sea with daily temperatures hitting above 30°C. Our [...]

2018 VICTA international adventures

By |2019-09-05T10:43:21+01:00September 3rd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

For another year VICTA has enabled young adults who are blind or partially sighted to undertake cultural adventures in a semi-independent setting. 2018 saw VICTA host its first ‘big trip’, a discovery tour of Thailand and jet off to cultural hot spots across Europe. We also offered trips with an educational element, as the UK representative [...]

When in Rome….

By |2019-09-05T14:16:43+01:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

A busy May for VICTA continued with the second international trip of the year, this time to the beautiful country of Italy and its capital, Rome. A full itinerary exploring the fascinating history as well as the culinary specialties of the region awaited us when we landed late Friday evening. We were greeted by Damiano and [...]

Cultural discovery trip to Thailand

By |2019-09-06T12:43:46+01:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our first activity of the year was to Thailand. And what an incredible journey it was. Every person present gained so much in so many ways, from learning independence, sharing time, space and emotions to the stunning experience of Thai life. We visited Temples, stayed in small villages and experienced life in Thailand from chicken basket [...]

Thailand Adventure with VICTA

By |2019-09-06T14:16:44+01:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

I consider myself lucky to be well travelled. But this is only with family. Destinations and attractions have been numerous, but I have always craved something else; to travel with friends, peers, and experience richer, local cultural experiences than traditional family holidays deliver. Though I have many sighted friends through university, beyond hiking across the UK [...]

Blind Skiing with Seable Holidays and VICTA

By |2019-09-10T10:52:31+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

VICTA recently ran a fantastic ski trip, organised by Seable Holidays, to the Italian Alps. Attendee Eeshma wrote an account of her experience for the Seable website which we have been able to share here: Blind Skiing on the Slopes of Sauze, Italy By Eeshma Qazi How do you feel about skiing? Are you a champion [...]

Barcelona Cultural Trip for 14-17 year olds

By |2019-09-04T13:32:18+01:00November 18th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

October 2017 saw us travelling to the beautiful city of Barcelona with a group of 14 to 17 year olds. It has been a busy year for this age group, with activity breaks and a sports camp. This was our second 14 to 17 international and it did not disappoint! Flying from Gatwick, we met the [...]

ICC heads to Belgium for the 2017 camp

By |2019-09-11T10:47:27+01:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Activities, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The 23rd International Camp on Communication and Computers (ICC) took place in Leuven, Belgium over 10 action packed days in July. With VICTA being the UK representative, it is a very important date in our annual diary, providing eight young people from the UK with an exciting new opportunity to travel, meet international students and gain [...]