Faraway Files #43

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Today I’m headed off on an adventure. To a place in England that I have never been before.

I like to think I’m a bit of an explorer and enjoy finding places that are slightly unusual. This place fits the bill.

Sure I have heard of this town but I don’t know too much about it so I’m taking my own advice and joining a local guide for a tour of this market town to the north of London. I’ll also be sampling some great local food and checking out the boutiques and shops in the area.

Can you guess where it is? Stay tuned!


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 spots with a fresh perspective. We always find that in abundance as the week’s link up posts roll in. The posts I enjoyed last week were:

✪ Aren’t puffins the cutest birds you ever saw? Bryna caught one in full flight on camera – it’s all in her post about Elliston Newfoundland

✪ Visiting Poland has been a long held dream since my favourite uni lecturer told me I must go. Keri discovered Lublin and it sounds amazing!

✪ Carcassonne was always one of my favourite destinations and then Annette went and covered yet more magic in south west France – the Five Sons of Carcassonne!


valley of the temples agrigento sicily

I adore history and if I look back on all the places I have visited I think The Valley of the Temples in Sicily is perhaps the most impressive. Some of these monuments remain virtually intact and in the same state as when they were built 2,500 years ago. Isn’t that incredible?
My post for this week is all about the inspiring Valle dei Templi in Sicily and some tips on visiting the site as the online resources were pretty bare. Hope you enjoy it.

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

✪ 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. 6th September 2017 / 3:15 PM

    Although some might think it ruins the view, I love sightseeing in the mist. It makes things look magical. Not sure if that was mist or haze or what in your photo, but it does look magical.

    • 10th September 2017 / 1:50 PM

      Thanks Marina, we are just back from Lake Bled which was covered in mist when we were there. At first I was devastated – no blue sky photos but the mist certainly adds a certain mystery

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