Faraway Files #18

Hey it’s Thursday and Faraway Files time again. Hooray!

Over the last week I have been playing tourist a little with a special visitor from Paris.. my cousin! As you know I like to squirrel out interesting things to do in London like canal boat rides and Houses of Parliament tours with tea. This weekend we took a brisk walk around Hyde Park and stopped off for breakfast at the Orangery at Kensington Palace. I was very impressed with the service, quality and value  of the meal

This weekend we took a brisk walk around Hyde Park and stopped off for breakfast at the Orangery at Kensington Palace. I was very impressed with the service, quality and value of the meal and the atmosphere was a perfect mix of royal touches and relaxed comfort. I will definitely be writing more about this at a later date but suffice to say we will be enjoying more breakfasts there in the future.


Thanks to everyone who joined the Faraway Files link up last week. As always I loved reading your stories. I especially enjoyed Tanja’s post about Sirmione on Lake Garda which took me back to my first trip to the country I love visiting the most – Italy.

Tracy’s Cape Town to Cairo post was so fascinating. I have never been to Africa but there are many great reasons to visit and I learnt so much from reading the post. The diversity across so many countries and cultures is incredible. As is the wildlife. Those elephants! Some of you may know that my brother and his family live in Tanzania so I really need to get on with planning a trip there.

I loved Chiera’s guide to Edinburgh. This is the city of many of my ancestors and I have not visited for a long time. I like the mix of activities in Chiera’s post as I like to mix up activities on our trips. The Camera Obscura museum was my favourite discovery

Lastly, I am a bit of a museum nerd so I really enjoyed Corey’s post about unique museums around the world. I must visit the mustard museum!


And that brings me to my post of the week which is all about one of London’s major visitor attractions – the British Museum. Arguably the best museum in the world in terms of depth and breadth of its collection, the British Museum welcomes over 6.8 million visitors a year. It is a huge place where you could get lost for hours but most visitors to London only stay a short while in the city so I created a guide to help them make the most of their visit.

ancient greek statues at british museum


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 I’m hosting the link up so link up a travel-related post and add the Faraway Files badge available below 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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5 Comments

  1. 16th February 2017 / 9:16 AM

    thanks for featuring my post on Sirmione:)

  2. 16th February 2017 / 12:12 PM

    Thanks so much for featuring my Unique Museums post, Katy. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. 16th February 2017 / 6:24 PM

    I love it when people post about places that I’ve been. The Orangery is lovely!

  4. 17th February 2017 / 4:29 PM

    I missed Faraway Files the past couple weeks because I’ve been completely swamped this month, good thing I logged into Twitter this morning and remembered!

    • 18th February 2017 / 10:28 PM

      We missed you! And very glad you are back with one of my all time favourite cities

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