Destination hotspots

From ‘the last Shangri-La’ to the European Capital of Culture 2013, here are some recommendations on where to jet set to this year

Visit: Lima, Peru
About: This city’s historic centre is bedecked with magnificent churches and convents, yet still boasts modern facilities for any luxury trip. Well-known chefs like Gastón Acuriois have revolutionised Peruvian food by combining homegrown products with modern cooking techniques, making Lima one of the most exciting gourmet capitals in the world.


Things to check out:


Visit: Thimphu, Bhutan
About: This mountainous kingdom in the Himalayas is home to a population of a mere 750,000. With its unspoilt forests, magnificent monasteries and friendly locals, the raw beauty of Bhutan makes it easy to see why many have christened it ‘The last Shangri-La’.

Things to check out:

Excerpt from the February 2013 issue of epicure.