Faraway Files #6

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Most of London is under a flight path but sometimes it feels as if all the planes go directly over our house. It’s only when they start at 5.00 in the morning that I mind. Otherwise I like looking up and wondering where people are going to and coming from.

I had some insight into this wondering earlier this week when I attended World Travel Market – one of the world’s leading travel trade shows. According to research released at the conference China, India, Iceland and Cuba are the travel hot spots for 2017.

All those places sound fascinating but I am keen to hear the stories and experiences that make trips to countries we visit memorable. That’s why I enjoyed the following posts from last week’s Faraway Files:

✪ Dining with locals is one of my favourite things to do while traveling – per my Italian food festival find. So I loved reading about Bumblebee Mum’s experience sharing a meal with another family in Thailand

Toledo is a city now firmly on my radar thanks to Hilary’s brilliant post on the city of three cultures who managed to live together harmoniously

✪ The last time I went diving was in the tropical waters of Fiji. I am dreaming of the warm Fijian sun and amazing sea life after reading about John and Juliette’s experience diving in Savusavu after Cyclone Winston

My prediction for one of the next hot destinations is Indonesia. I have been lucky enough to visit this amazing country several times. Bali and Lombok are obvious starting points and even more beautiful beyond the resorts. The rich cultural heritage of Java is unique and intriguing but perhaps most of all I admire the resilience of the people in beautiful Banda Aceh, one of the areas affected most by the 2004 tsunami.

This week’s Faraway Files post from Untold Morsels is about my first trip abroad where I discovered the cultural heartland of Indonesia – Yogyakarta.

Yogyakarta - Borobodur temple is nearby. It is UNESCO heritage listed site of great importance.

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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  1. 10th November 2016 / 5:11 PM

    I’m so happy you enjoyed my post about Toledo. Thank you so much for featuring it on your post! #farawayfiles

  2. 11th November 2016 / 9:52 AM

    Dining with locals is also one of my favourite things to do while traveling – most of my best memories abroad involve food, funnily enough!

    • 11th November 2016 / 8:54 PM

      Yes! I knew you were a kindred spirit. Food is not fuel, it is full of convivialiity, friendship and fun

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