Faraway Files #19

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Ciao Milano!

Buongiorno from Milan where I am having a short break with a friend who is visiting the Linea Pelle tradeshow – a huge event where buyers and sellers of leather meet. Milan, of course, is one of the world’s fashion capitals and the show is an important marketplace for designers and manufacturers of shoes and handbags. So it would be quite wrong not to do at least a little window shopping! The best place to do this is at the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele II – a stunning 19th century arcade.

After your shopping head to the Aperol Spritz Bar and enjoy aperitivo overlooking Milan’s incredible Duomo pictured above.


Thanks to all the wonderful posts from last week’s Faraway Files we have even more inspiration to draw on. My favourites from last week:

Catherine’s archaeological finds in London took me back to the days when I wanted to be Indiana Jones!

I was charmed by Trish’s love story of the tragic Pedro and Inês in Coimbra, Portugal and would love to stay in the beautiful hotel Quinta das Lagrimas where the tale unfolded.

Patience paid off for Cindy and her family in Bali and they were able to assist with the conservation of sea turtles by participating in a sea turtle release.


This week I am sharing a post I did in collaboration with many other family travel bloggers on the best parks and playgrounds in Europe. Always in search of a great park on our travels as a break from all the museum and castle hopping, I wanted to find the best parks in European cities.

luxembourg gardens paris


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 Clare from Suitcases and Sandcastles 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 Suitcases and Sandcastles 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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4 Comments

  1. 23rd February 2017 / 6:25 PM

    I’m so pleased you liked my post, the last fortnight has been marked by flu here and it made me smile!

    • 27th February 2017 / 8:58 AM

      Hope you are feeling better! February is so rough in London. I cant wait to see the back of it!

  2. So glad I came across your blog! I’m heading to Milan (Venice and Florence) next week! I’m going to read up on all your Italy posts to get a better idea before I leave!

    • 1st March 2017 / 7:12 PM

      How exciting Christine. I was in Milan last week and had a great time. Let me know if there is anything specific you would like to know. We ate in some fabulous places in Milan and I did a lovely food tour too. I am very jealous about Florence. I havent been there for over 20 years and am itching to return. Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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