The 365 docobites crew see a shining example of love conquering all when they meet Belisa and Daniel in Madrid.



But that’s life, life is hard.


Can love really conquer all?
This week’s feature docobite is from Madrid, where we met Belisa and Daniel, and is all about ability, togetherness and making things work when the odds really aren’t in your favour.
The couple met five years ago at work, but now Belisa can’t work because she is disabled. Daniel shares that Belisa “got sick one year after we first met. It was very hard, but that’s life, life is hard.”
For romantics like myself, the people who choose to believe that love is everlasting and that when found will stand the test of time, it is uncommon to think about whether it can stand the test of things which we can’t control, such as illness.
Life continues to tell us that there are no such things as absolutes, but for those that favour the glass half full, stories such as Belisa and Daniel’s in Madrid keep us going…
I had a syndrome and I ended up paralysed, now I walk with this. But I’m fine, I have him, I have life, I’m happy.


The Big Smoke is proud to promote the adventures

of the 365 docobites crew

and will feature a “Stranger of the week” every Friday,

so check back each week to see

who you get to meet next!


About 365 docobites

The 365 docobites team, Epiphany and Carl, are travelling across five continents for an entire year to introduce the 365 docobites community to a “stranger a day” via a vlog of short and shorter documentaries.

Each docobite will be as unique as the stranger it features, allowing their identity to drive the content. Whether we’re with a stranger for a moment or a day, 365 docobites will capture the essence of that time in their life; humorous or horrific, dramatic or delightful.

What do these people look like?

What do they think about?

What makes them laugh, cry, scream and shout?

What is life like for the strangers of the world?


Follow 365 docobites on Twitter (@365docobites)FacebookInstagramYouTube and Vimeo.



To celebrate being a year old we want you, the readers, to help us decide the articles you loved best during our first year – and to encourage you to participate, we are giving away three prizes!

All you have to do is look through our archives of content and email us your favourite article – and also if you want, the one you weren’t so up with. From the submissions, we will assess the most-loved content from our first year and republish it at the end of our birthday month.

Both writers and readers are encouraged to enter (no, Paris, you cannot nominate your own articles…#justsaying), so please email us at by Nov 30 to enter! Please include your name, address and mobile number.

And the prizes are…(did we mention there are prizes…?)

First prize: A brilliant acting course based in Sydney and hosted by Darlo Drama worth $550!

Second prize: A gift pack from our friends at Booktopia

Third prize: Four movie passes

(Plus watch out for a couple of other competitions during our birthday month!)


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