Faraway Files #23

Faraway Files #23

Only a quick introduction to this week’s Faraway Files collection this week I’m afraid. As I sat down to write this post I was distracted by the news of the attacks on innocent people outside the palaces of Westminster. This is an area I am very familiar with as it less than a mile from our house and I have friends that work in the area.

As helicopters hovered overhead and the news consumed my social media feed, I was reminded of my emotions after the attacks in Brussels last year. We were due to travel to Belgium the following day with our two small children. It was both an easy and difficult choice to make to continue our journey as planned. I wrote about it here.

Right now I am thinking of the victims and their families and hoping for more peaceful days ahead.


Thanks once more for all the wonderful posts on last week’s Faraway Files. I love learning about new places and looking at familiar places with a fresh perspective and we always find that in abundance as the week’s link up posts roll in. Last week I was inspired by:

✪ A new perspective on Lanzarote! Thanks to Jo for completely flipping my outdated and biased view of the place. I would love to jump on a plane and go there right now.

✪ Dave’s wintry expedition to Budapest’s Memento Park.  This was a fascinating insight into the propaganda machine of the former Soviet bloc country and revived my memory of studies on the topic

✪ The ridiculously picturesque town of Èze in southern France. Thanks to TravelLatte for charming the socks off me!


We are heading to Italy in a couple of weeks to explore Sicily, the south and visit family. Once we finish in the Amalfi Coast I will have explored most of Italy’s major cities and highlights so I compiled a list of some of the more unique and in-depth experiences that I would like to have as I continue my travel adventures in Italy.

Italy: Unique travel experiences - cooking classes, carnevale, palio


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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3 Comments

  1. 23rd March 2017 / 9:03 AM

    I’ve heard the sad news yesterday..horrible

  2. 23rd March 2017 / 9:27 AM

    Glad you’re safe Katy. It’s a sad time xx

  3. 23rd March 2017 / 8:57 PM

    Devastated to see this awful news unfolding and happy to hear you and your loved ones are safe. I understand your decision to go ahead with your journey as I would have done the same thing. Take good care and stay safe.

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