Colombia city’s electrical wheelchair tours demonstrate Medellin from new angle

MEDELLIN, Colombia — Wilson Guzmán dropped the use of his legs at age 17 when he was shot in the back while hoping to recover a stolen bicycle in his hometown of Medellin, Colombia.

Two decades afterwards, he glides via the city’s streets using an electrical hand-bike attached to the entrance of his wheelchair. He not too long ago gave a tour of Medellin’s parks to 7 men and women who followed him down bike lanes and up steep hills on identical autos.

“Every individual who gets on these wheelchairs leaves with a smile,” claimed Guzmán. “They also find out what it’s like to be in the shoes of a person with a disability.”

The wheelchair tours that Guzman prospects at the time a week are the most recent vacationer attraction in a city that is slowly shedding its popularity for drug violence and has develop into a single of Colombia’s most frequented locations.