Faraway Files #38

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Who are the friendliest people you have met on your travels?

In Vietnam I felt so welcome as the people were incredibly kind and generous. I did a home stay on that trip and was truly humbled by the warmth the family extended to me. Even with so many differences between us it was easy to find common ground. We laughed about cooking, singing and mopeds.

Of course I love Italy and Italians and always feel welcome in their country.  On my recent trip to Brescia I met some amazing people who were genuinely interested in why I was visiting their region. People stopped us on the train when they heard my accent to give us advice about the best places to go. They were great tips too.

And interacting with everyone on the link up here is special to me too. I feel I know some of you so well just through reading your posts each week. Thanks to all of you who participate and reciprocate. It means the world to Clare, Erin and I.


Thanks once more for all the wonderful posts on our last Faraway Files link up. 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. The posts I enjoyed last week were:

✪ reminiscing about the days I sometimes flew business class – oh the luxury – thanks Connie!

✪ Chiera’s Broadway extravaganza got me inspired to book some theatre tickets

✪ Beach, history, cute cafes and a windmill. Everything seems in order for a great time on Kos – thanks Cathy


Interior Duomo Nuovo Brescia

A few weeks ago I returned to Lake Garda for the first time in 20 years. Garda was the first place I ever visited in Italy and it stirred such strong memories. This visit was very special because I was able to discover the hidden treasures of the Brescia region that hugs the lakes shores.
Brescia is like a potted little Italy in one neat and easily manageable package. Here you find art, architecture, food, wine and 100s of years of history as well as spectacular scenery. I hope you enjoy my post on getting off the beaten path in Brescia.

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.

✪ We love our link up and community. If you join in please reciprocate and comment on the hosts posts as well as any others that take your eye. If we see a pattern of people not joining in, sadly we have decided to remove the links of those posters

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5 Comments

  1. 20th July 2017 / 8:00 AM

    Thanks for mentioning my post Katy – loved hearing about yours and others’ Business Class experiences in the comments!

  2. 20th July 2017 / 8:18 AM

    The friendliest people? That’s a tough one. I always love going to England (people are so funny) and I always thought that Americans are very hospitable and curious too! But I also have a soft spot for the Portuguese and the Greek. Especially with the Greek you feel you are gaining a family when you get to know them.

    • 22nd July 2017 / 9:37 AM

      You absolutely get back what you’re prepared to put in with people in my experience. I have a lot of Greek friends too and they are so warm and friendly. Thanks so much for stopping by

  3. 21st July 2017 / 6:34 PM

    Thank you for picking my post – sad news for the island today but still so many reasons to visit.

    • 22nd July 2017 / 9:29 AM

      I have some friends there at the moment. These poor little islands seem to bear the full brunt of nature’s force dont they

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