Faraway Files #28

Faraway Files #28

Staying wired

Travelling these days is so different than when I first took my passport for a spin. This is for many reasons but the main one is technology. Back in the 90s, sometimes the only way you could reach people quickly was by telegram. So important news took a little while to get through.

Last week I learnt (within minutes I think!) that some dear friends got engaged on their trip to Morocco. It’s so exciting to be able to hear the news and share in the excitement. I just loved seeing all the congratulations and love for them pour in over Facebook from the four corners of the globe.

Technology has its challenges and it’s always a good idea to switch off once in a while but I’m excited by the endless possibilities it brings like reading about far flung places through this group.


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:

Sarah’s list of things to do in Girona really helped me out as I have a friend visiting there in the next few weeks. Now I want to go too!

If you want to try a yoga or meditation retreat in Thailand do read Natalie’s honest assessment about how she found her experience.

I loved seeing a different side to Moscow in Kidding Herself’s fascinating post about VDNH (VDNKh) or ‘the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy’ – so Soviet! Love it.


Sicilian food - 4 flavours of granita

Of course one of the most important things we did on our recent trip to Sicily, was try as many of the local delicacies as we could. Luckily the fresh grilled seafood and salad were there as healthy main course options because the desserts were absolutely incredible.

My post this week is about the unique Sicilian desserts and sweet treats we tried on our travels. Mmmm cannoli.


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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7 Comments

  1. 12th May 2017 / 10:31 PM

    I can struggle a bit when turning off and unplugging when I’m on holiday – it’s just far too tempting to always be posting on Instagram, but you can miss so much when you don’t turn off the screen now and then! 🙂

    • 14th May 2017 / 4:54 PM

      Hee hee I have the same problem but I try not to beat myself up about it. It’s all part of our modern lives. In the past people were stuck in a book or walkman or something else. We just have different distractions these days.

  2. 13th May 2017 / 10:20 AM

    It’s incredible how fast you get infos today.. When not posting for a month on facebook, some people ask you if you’re fine xD Because they’re used to regular shares of information. Crazy!

    • 14th May 2017 / 4:53 PM

      There are pluses and minuses of being switched on I agree but I think mainly positive. As you say, it’s easier to stay in touch and keep an eye on people you’re a bit concerned about. Thanks for stopping by Anna

  3. 14th May 2017 / 12:27 AM

    I certainly enjoyed reading your Sicily post so I’ll check out your suggestions of other blogs too! Morocco must have been a great place for your friends to get engaged – a very romantic place!

    • 14th May 2017 / 4:48 PM

      I haven’t heard their full engagement story yet but it’s bound to be amazing. Thanks for stopping by Suze

  4. 18th May 2017 / 7:55 PM

    I’ve just realised I didn;t thank you for picking us for this round up! Thank you!

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