Faraway Files #14

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How cold is it where you are? We woke up to a frozen morning and it was quite the shock to my poor body after a few weeks in Australia. Not to mention the jetlag from travelling for over 24 hours. I don’t deal too well with the cold so while I think snow looks pretty I quickly become uncomfortable and miserable unless I am rugged up inside and toasty warm. On days like these the best thing to do is grab a coffee and settle down with a good book or, even better, inspiring travel writing.

There was a strong Irish theme on last week’s Faraway Files posts but in the end despite all the beautiful photographs and wonderful suggestions my favourites were not those from the Emerald Isle.

I loved Angie’s balanced approach to discussing travel in China. Travel can be challenging and exhilarating at the same time and I thought the post exposed the warts and all of a culture quite different to our own in a sensitive and considered way.

Elizabeth from In Search Of compiled an incredible road trip itinerary of the Baltic States. I’m looking forward to discovering some of the places she mentioned as many I have only heard of through the news or my studies.

Finally, I was moved by Hilary’s experience at Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam. I had a similar reaction when I visited the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C. and have been reflecting on that since I read her post. As the world enters an interesting new phase of politics and people seem divided, Anne’s positive outlook and the message she shared is more important than ever.


In a bid to be a little more glamorous than I have been of late, I am sharing our trip to Lake Como in Italy during the last days of summer 2016.  I visited the lakes on my very first trip to Italy many years ago and was utterly entranced. So I had high expectations of the trip to Como and as usual Italy did not disappoint.

Lake Como sunset from Bellagio


About Faraway Files

Faraway Files is a weekly travel link up hosted by Katy from Untold Morsels, Erin from Oregon Girl around the World and Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles.

Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.

We’d love you to join us in building a supportive community who will inspire and share each other’s posts. All three hosts will try to read and comment on every post and we’ll share them on social media too. Each week we’ll choose our favourites and highlight them on our blogs and social media channels using #FarawayFiles.


How it works

✪ The link up will go live every Thursday at 8am, UK time, until midnight on Friday. It will alternate between Untold Morsels, Suitcases and Sandcastles and Oregon Girl Around the World.

✪ This week Erin from Oregon Girl Around the World hosts the link up so head over to her Faraway Files post to join in. Link up one travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available on Oregon Girl Around the World to your blog or link back to the hosts.

✪ Link ups work best if everyone shares so please comment on all three of the hosts’ posts and at least one other.

✪ Tweet us your posts (@suitandsand, @UntoldMorsels, @oregongirlworld) using the hashtag #FarawayFiles and we’ll retweet to our followers

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