As The Clash so aptly sung in their 1982 hit 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' I'm sure many travellers are watching closely as the topic of the Coronavirus weaves its way into every newspaper, coffee shop and even the water-cooler conversation in your work place.
So, if you are all set to travel in the near future, the question on your mind is no doubt, do you stay at home or do you stick to your plans and venture off in search of the holiday you were dreaming of.
Unfortunately, everyone's 'line-in the sand' varies depending on individual circumstances.
What I would like to share with you are a couple of short videos that, I believe, provide really well informed advice and give some perspective on the Coronavirus, that we should all weigh up before buying into the 'news'steria' that the media is so quick to report.
And further down the page is information on International Womens Day 2020 and our attendance at Freo Farmers Market next week.
But wait, there's more.....
Celebrating International Womens Day
Next Sunday 8th March, we'll be celebrating International Women's Day at Freo Farmers Market. Drop by and visit us in the Borneo Ethical Adventures' booth or at 8.30am I'll be in the Speakers Tent for a quick 10 min talk and a chance for you to make a treat for our orang-utan friends in Borneo.
And yes, for those that have been watching and waiting... I'll have some Penan bags and baskets (not many..but some..) for sale.. What better way to celebrate IWD 2020 than to purchase these beautifully woven, ethical wares and support the nomadic women in Borneo.
The history of International Women’s Day (from IWD Development Agency)
In 1908, against a backdrop of terrible working conditions and exploitation, 15,000 women took to the streets in New York protesting for shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.
The next year the Socialist Party of America announced a National Women’s Day to honour the strikers, and in 1910 it went global – the Socialist International voted for the creation of a Women’s Day to advocate for suffrage. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911, and more than a million people turned out to rallies in Europe.
For most of the 20th century International Women’s Day was acknowledged and celebrated by people at the grassroots level, a rallying point for social justice. It wasn’t until 1975 – International Women’s Year – that the United Nations adopted International Women’s Day on 8 March, when it is still held.
Did you know that Purple is the internationally recognised colour to symbolise women while the combination of the colours green, purple and white is meant to represent women's equality, according to the IWD website.
And for those of you that would like to take advantage of the incredible offers on flights, hotels and overseas adventures....We still have availability on our May, Women on The Road Less Travelled and August Borneo Explorer Tour.. Get in touch today for IWD 2020 special offers.