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Where Irish eyes are surfing

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Ireland's fickle weather can change without warning. But when ferocious winds meet 3,171km of crenulated coastline, adventurers can tackle waves up to 12m high.
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Is tourism undercutting Ethiopia’s rock-hewn churches?

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After 700 years, Lalibela’s 11 Unesco-listed churches may be meeting their greatest foe: travellers.
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The proposed metro makeover every Parisian is talking about

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A bold plan could transform the city’s long-abandoned underground stations into swimming pools, art galleries – even a discotheque.
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Five days in Russia's Ring of Fire

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After being all but off limits, Russia’s strictly protected Kronotsky Zapovednik opens to travellers, revealing 650kg bears and the world’s second-largest gathering of geysers.
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Turkey’s hidden holy land

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After years of violence, the newly accessible region of southeastern Anatolia offers dramatic landscapes and a rich heritage combining Turkish, Arabic and Kurdish culture.


Where to find Kyoto’s glow

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After the sun goes down, geishas recede behind closed doors and teahouses shut down for the night, the ancient Japanese city offers spectacular nighttime charms.
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