I’m a guest over at Travel Tales of Life blog
When I was approached by Sue to write a few words about how the coronavirus has affected life in my corner of the world, as part of series she was planning to share, I didn’t know where to start.
And then I started writing and couldn’t stop. Sue had initially suggested a few hundred words and some photos but I wasn’t sure she needed all my many hundred words! I still had more to say but finally managed to stop and sent her my contribution, which she said she was thrilled to receive!
The result is this fantastic post by Sue with contributions by four of us, covering Thailand, Mexico, Spain, and little old Tumbarumba in NSW Australia. It’s good because it shows how other countries are handling things and gives first hand accounts from real people on the ground.
As Sue says in her introduction:
If nothing else, we hope this will be a virtual place to find support and to see that during the pandemic, we are truly in this together.Sue – Travels Tales of Life
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Jeff’s view from Thailand; Peta and Ben’s amazing last minute move to Mexico from Vietnam; and Darlene’s view from her beach town of Costa Blanca in Spain. And then there’s the rural view from Tumbarumba and my thoughts! What a great idea for a series and I look forward to reading more contributions in weeks to come.
It’s a testament to the fact that we are a global community and we are all connected by this ‘thing’ that is bigger than politics, wealth, lifestyle or what corner of the world you happen to live in.Tweet
Just some of my words from Sue’s post to give you a taste
Disclaimer: Please note I am not the Australian spokesperson on all things COVID-19
I am, in fact, one little person, in a population of 24 million, trying to do the right thing by staying at home and following guidelines on health, in order to ‘flatten the curve’ of the coronavirus in our country.
My family are, or rather were, prolific travellers and love nothing more than an adventure. Having a daughter and her family living on the other side of the world, gives us an excuse to regularly travel, especially when you add in the bonus of a new granddaughter to visit.
This of course has stopped for the moment, as has all thought of travel to far flung places. My upcoming 60th birthday in December, was planned to be a family trip to the UK to celebrate Christmas (and my birthday), with my three daughters and their families, while also allowing my daughters to meet their little niece and introduce the three cousins to each other. This meeting between the cousins has since been done by FaceTime and all plans for a trip, any trip, are off the table for the foreseeable future.
Just a few months ago in early 2020 our town was shut down due to the dreadful bushfires threatening the area. Power was off for weeks and those who weren’t required in town for essential operations were encouraged to evacuate until power and water were restored to homes. There were no internet or phone communications available during this time and it was a different world with smoke and fires threatening and in many cases taking away people’s homes and livelihoods. We still haven’t recovered from this and yet here we are facing another threat.
I encourage you to visit Travel Tales of Life to read the full post
I found the post very interesting, especially if you like reading personal views. I can assure you it won’t disappoint! If you feel you’d like to share your story then I’d suggest you make contact with Sue.
We are all in this together. Take care!
Debbie is an award winning blogger and lives in a small town in NSW Australia. Married for 40 years, Debbie and her husband are avid travellers, cyclists and adventurers. Described by others as a ‘hummingbird on speed’ this active mother and grandmother has also received a bravery award from the Queen.
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