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Jonkers excited about fast times Sunshine coast daily 2004 Go to the link...

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Noosa Style mag spring 2014 pg 21 Go to the link...

Do you have questions about travelling with a disability

A note from Marayke: I have to confess I’m not a travel agent, nor an expert able to assist you in making your travel plans. My stories simply aim to share my own experiences as a paraplegic travelling the...

Tourism Operators: Do you want Marayke to write about yo

Marayke loves to promote destinations seeking to make travel accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities.Please get in touch and share your business and story idea with Marayke . Marayke is available for media familiarisation trips, and can brainstorm...

Do you want Marayke to write a story for your publicatio

As a freelance writer Marayke is available to craft customised travel pieces for all publications, especially in her niche area of accessible travel. Marayke enjoys creating stories for print, online and broadcast mediums or a combination of these. Marayke...

How often do you train

I have retired from swimming now, but when I was in full training I swam six days a week for 2 hours. I usually did 2.4km each session. Each session usually involved a warm up swim of 400 metres,...

Do you play any other sports

I ride my handcycle ( a three wheeled bike you pedal with your arms) for cross training, about for 20km 4 times a week. I have even raced it occasionally. When I was a kid I played wheelchair basketball...

Do you follow a special diet

I am vegetarian, and have been since I was a primary school student and we went on a school excursion to a fishery. I also try to follow a nutritious diet with all the food groups, and low in...

Why do you like Swimming​

The thrill of competing and bettering my times. I love setting goals at the start of the season and working towards them. I also love being fit, exercise is kind of addictive!...

Marayke is an unusual name, where does it come from​

Both my parents are of Dutch heritage and Marayke is a typical Dutch name. However in Holland it is spelled Marijke, and my parents changed the spelling because they thought Australians would pronounce my name wrong. So I might...