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India

Weaving their magic

The variety of life makes this silk city rich, writes Luke Slattery.

Hong Kong

Welcome to brand land

Gucci

From fab to fake, it'll be in Hong Kong, says Rachael Oakes Ash.

Air travel

Fly buys: the world's best airport shops

Harrods at Heathrow ... the legendary London department store has an outlet in each of the airport's five terminals.

Julietta Jameson Got time for a little shopping action pre-holiday flight? Think outside the perfume box and discover some airport specialty stores that perfectly encapsulate the nation outside the arrivals hall.

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'Can you bring me back a ... ?' How to deal with travel gifts

Stumped for a gift to bring back for friends or relatives? You can never go wrong with a scarf.

The Tripologist 'Since you're heading for Thailand/Venice/the wilds of Turkmenistan, can you pick me up a silk cushion cover/a Murano vase/a yak wool carpet in a traditional design?'

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Queensland

Indie vibe is right on trend

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Belinda Jackson finds fashion and jewellery, heels and perfume, in the city's thriving design precincts.

ACT

Retro treats in store

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Whether vintage, handmade or CBD smart, all tastes are covered, writes Julietta Jameson.

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Traveller Christmas gift guide 2013

earth as gift

Even if you can't afford a round-the-world air ticket this Christmas ($2476, escapetravel.com.au), a classic Louis Vuitton suitcase ($8750 for the Alzer, louisvuitton.com.

Travellers Tips

Air travel

Grounded by liquid laws

Airport selection ... bargains abound but it pays to be up to speed on travel regulations.

Knowing when to buy is critical if you don't want your duty-free alcohol confiscated when boarding, writes Michael Gebicki.

Insider

A simple click will do the trick

Online travel bookings internet

Travel Insider There are so many websites for travel information and bookings, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some of the sites to use in 2013.

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Travel News

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

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