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Mali

Time warp ... outside Timbuktu.

Africa

The twist to Timbuktu

For Lee Atkinson, the legend of the fabled city lies in getting there — by boat, car, camel, cart and four days on foot.

Africa

Fabled city of Timbuktu bent on wooing tourists

The fabled desert city of Timbuktu has long fired the imagination of travellers but an outbreak of fierce fighting in the region has sparked concern that tourists may snub this African treasure.

Africa

Planet of the Dogon

Village people ... a Dogon mask dancer.

Trekking in an isolated corner of Mali, Lee Atkinson discovers a countryside and culture that's out of this world.

Prime spots

World's top 10 places of rest

Above ground, or six feet under, these are the world's top 10 cemeteries, which are prime spots for both the living and the dead.

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Map of Mali

Travel News

Why some flights are safer than others

Delta Air Lines jet OK

4:45pm | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

Helsinki airport introduces world's first passenger tracking system

1:38pm | Helsinki's airport will be the world's first to track passengers in real-time from parking lot to takeoff, but the plan has been criticised by civil liberty groups.

Two new hotels at Brisbane Airport

CAMERON ATFIELD 4:10pm | Pullman and Ibis hotels to be built by November at cost of $150m.

Boozy with bad diets but foreigners love the British, study says

12:32pm | Despite a passion for binge-drinking and lousy food, Britain was named the second most attractive country along with Australia, according to a survey.

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