I have recently been to Turkey, not exactly far flung but...I logged into my Facebook account using my netbook and the hotel's wifi connection. The first time I tried I was asked some questions along the lines of "is this not your usual location", I answered "no" and was then granted access to my account.
Re: "A helful reply would be better", I haven't visited this forum in a long time because of these "unhelpful" replies and see things haven't changed much...:(
To add, I also logged into my account when in Cuba last year. It was via a dial-up connection and painfully slow, but I did manage to gain access so I don't think there should be a problem with the distance from home.