Faraway Files #8

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Talking turkey – Thanksgiving

This month on Untold Morsels I’ve been exploring traditions around the world – from the cicchetti and seafood heritage of Venice to Britain’s annual bonfire night celebrations. I love traditions. They mark the changing of seasons and ensure the rhythm of life.

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States.  If I could adopt one tradition from around the world it would be Thanksgiving. The holiday’s historical roots lie in the 1621 celebration between English pilgrims and the Native Americans  of a successful harvest at Plymouth Plantation. Somehow, despite these awkward beginnings, the holiday has evolved into a genuine acknowledgement of good fortune, family and friends. I love that this spirit of co-operation is celebrated.

So in the spirit of Thanksgiving I want to say thanks to everyone for reading and participating in our Faraway Files with such genuine thought and consideration for each other. As we all know, blogging is often a labour of love. So it’s great to see so many people reading, commenting on and sharing each other’s work.

I enjoyed so many of  last week’s Faraway Files posts and it was very difficult to choose my favourites. A special mention goes to Lolo who pulled together her amazing post on all the half timbered German towns I have been obsessing about since I started reading her blog Caliglobetrotter.

Jordan is a country I am itching to visit and I loved reading all about the incredible history and seeing the beauty of the Ancient Cities of Jerash and Amman Citadel by Kat from Kat Pegi Mana: Where Is Kat Going?

Finally, I loved exploring Córdoba in Spain with the Topsy Turvy Tribe. This city with history, parks, great food and wine has been added to our Spain must see list after reading about their experience.


Santa's grotto at Duke of York Square

This week I’m ready to talk Christmas. I’m actually a bit of a Christmas fanatic but cannot begin to start the celebrations until at least late November. London is ready now and so am I so my post this week on Faraway Files is about English Christmas traditions – from mince pies and carols to ugly jumpers – and how to celebrate them in London. English friends please correct any errors!


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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  1. 24th November 2016 / 8:21 AM

    I have nearly almost skipped entirely over Thanksgiving this year, it’s a little anti-climatic celebrating away from family here in Denmark. But we will express gratitude and can’t get out of November without a pumpkin pie and some sweet potatoes! Cheers from Copenhagen – I’m thankful for you! Cheers, Erin

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