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The 10 most-read features of 2017

This is what captured your attention on our website in 2017

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From the culinary awakening in Peru to the pyramid-littered landscapes of Sudan, you’ve devoured our features this year. Whether it was because of an insatiable yearning to discover the unknown, to rediscover the beloved or to just to embrace a zeitgeist, your reading habits have impressed us once again. We hope we’ve ignited — or reignited — a love for travel. Here’s to 2018. 

Ceviche at Lima 27. Image: Pól Ó Conghaile

Ceviche at Lima 27. Image: Pól Ó Conghaile

From home-cooked dishes and market stall flavours to Michelin-starred fare, a culinary ‘creative awakening’ in Lima is reason to fall in love with the Peruvian capital all over again. 

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Waterford Greenway

Waterford Greenway

A new greenway stretches from Ireland’s oldest city through rolling countryside to the Copper Coast. It’s a cycling paradise. 

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Medina of Fez. Image: Pól Ó Conghaile

Medina of Fez. Image: Pól Ó Conghaile

From the labyrinthine Medina of Fez, and the sparkling blue city of Chefchaouen to the mysterious holy town of Moulay Idriss — if you want to get to know Morocco, take a road trip in low season, and get talking to the locals. 

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Prague skyline. Credit: Alamy

Prague skyline. Credit: Alamy

What’s it like to be the only guest in a one-room five-star hotel? We check in to Prague’s Žižkov Television Tower.

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Royal Pyramids of Meroë at sunrise, Sudan. Image: Emma Thomson

Royal Pyramids of Meroë at sunrise, Sudan. Image: Emma Thomson

In a country with even more pyramids than Egypt, Meroë is the pick of Sudan’s ancient sites, with 220 of the glorious steep-sided structures waiting to be explored. 

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Winter Sports Holidays - Blue Marine suite at the Icehotel

Blue Marine suite at the Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Image: Paulina Holmgren.

We take a first look inside Sweden’s newest Icehotel — arty igloo accommodation that’s open year round.

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Montpellier. Credit: Alamy

Montpellier. Credit: Alamy

An ancient region in the South of France has risen from the ashes and put itself back on the map. Occitania is an area doused in heritage, its name long entwined with the old hamlets, towns and cities that stud its hills, and the intriguing language marking out many of its inhabitants.

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Summer beaches edging the Vistula river

Summer beaches edging the Vistula river

The Nazi headquarters turned boutique hotel; the library with its own roof garden; the vodka museum that shares its digs with Google… Warsaw is in the grip of a fascinating reinvention.

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Coumeenole Beach, Dingle. Image: Getty

Coumeenole Beach, Dingle. Image: Getty

Perched on the westernmost tip of Ireland, the town of Dingle offers sandy beaches and ocean adventures. 

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Iban longboat

Ronny steering an Iban longboat. Image: Laura Holt

Discussing life and love in the jungle with members of the Iban, Borneo’s main indigenous tribe.

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