Journey to Europe

Belgium

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In Flanders' killing fields

Diana Bentley uncovers poignant memories in the town of Ypres, 100 years after the outbreak of the First World War.The haunting strains of The Last Post peal out into the still night. Under the MORE…

Canary Islands

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In the footsteps of ancient pilgrims

Aaron Millar hikes El Hierro, the remotest of the Canary Islands, and discovers the story of an extraordinary ritual. I am standing at the edge of the earth. For hundreds of years, before Columbus MORE…

Cyprus

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Lost on Aphrodite's island

Most visitors to Cyprus stay on the coast, but away from the neon and the nightclubs is a world of mountain trails, dramatic gorges and sleepy wine-growing villages. By Sue Bryant MORE…

Czech Republic

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Czech Mate

Prague resident Jacy Meyer explores the unknown face of the capital of the Czech Republic and the spa towns beyond. We are entering a fairly shabby pasáž, or passage way, just off one streets MORE…

Faroe Islands

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Walk on the wild side

Andy Jarosz discovers dramatic scenery, abundant birdlife and a welcoming community in the remote Faroe Islands. Have you heard the one about the Prime Minister, the clergyman and the MORE…

France

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Through the vineyards en vÉlo

Max Wooldridge explores the wine region of the Vaucluse on two wheels. Water, not wine, is what attracted the Romans to Provence, christened La Provincia by Caesar as Rome's first province MORE…

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Slow boat through Burgundy

Sue Bryant explores a sleepy corner of France by luxury barge. Puffing and panting I leaned my bicycle against a mossy stone wall in the hilltop village of Chateauneuf-en-Auxois. MORE…

Germany

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Ghostly path

November 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. David Whitley visits the city to see what's changed – and how the legacy of the world's most famous division MORE…

Greece

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Wild country

Joanne Eede falls in love with Kardamyli, the remote village in the Peloponnese that writer Patrick Leigh Fermor made his home. We rounded a corner high in the olive hills of the southern MORE…

Iceland

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On the hunt for Iceland's hidden people

Legend and superstition play an essential role in everyday life in Iceland, a country where the fury of the elements is never far from the mind. By Andy Jarosz MORE…

Italy

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white mischief

Lisa Gerard-Sharp follows Italy's truffle trail in search of the famous aphrodisiac, the 'white diamond' "Truffles Taste and smell of people and sweat," says celebrity chef MORE…

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Splendid isolation

Aaron Miller embarks on a solo hike along Liguria's historic Old Salt Road. Sometimes the wrong path is the best path. I was stumbling down the side of a steep mountain slope, MORE…

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Bewitched in the Dolomites

Donna Dailey encounters herbalists, a living witch and Europe's oldest mummy in the South Tyrol, a region steeped in legend. The sun is deliciously warm, the sky a piercing blue, and I'm staring MORE…

Lapland

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Seeing the light

There's never been a better time to search for the northern lights – but when visiting Lapland, take the opportunity to discover the local culture as well. By Sue Bryant MORE…

Malta

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A world apart

Becky Faulks visits the sleepy Mediterranean island of Gozo and discovers a community keen to make its mark at the same time as preserving its identity MORE…

North Cyprus

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Where cultures collide

Melissa Shales explores North Cyprus, where visitors have included crusaders, pilgrims, writers and now, a growing band of eco-conscious travellers MORE…

Norway/Sweden

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Night train to Narvik

Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries take one of Europe's most remote and beautiful train journeys, from Stockholm to the snowy far north of Norway. MORE…

Portugal

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Pedalling through Portugal

John Lewisohn joins a cycling holiday through northern Portugal, where the local cuisine is every bit as alluring as the scenery. I don't own a bicycle because I live on a steep hill and if truth be told MORE…

Slovenia

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A tale of two Cities

Two cities in Slovenia, each with its singular charm and ambience, combine to give Jonathan Knott a full-on flavour of the Balkans. "As soon as you get to Maribor, you can smell the flavour of MORE…

Turkey

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Kingdom of caves

Zoë Smith explores the underground dwellings and fairy chimneys of enchanting Cappadocia. This is how the Hittite tribes travelled," my guide Ibo tells me as we saddle up our horses MORE…

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Turkish delight

The only capital city to span two continents, Istanbul is equally happy embracing east and west, from a skyline of minarets and skyscrapers to the call of the muezzin competing with lounge music from MORE…

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Culinary capital

Tina Walsh visits Gaziantep, considered by Turks to be the world capital of baklava.The mercury is nudging 40°C and I'm standing in the middle of an industrial-sized kitchen, sporting MORE…