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Nicaragua

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Australia

Country holidays: Old MacDonald had a farm stay

Sheriden Rhodes Australia offers a big range of country holidays where city families get get up close and grubby - or stylishly arms-length - with the nation's producer backbone, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

World

Step into the line of fire

Volcano Hawaii

Louise Southerden lives dangerously on a series of tours for vulcanologists and other lovers of lava.

Central America

Nicaragua ... lost among the lizards

Steve McKenna I've never seen so many lizards in my life. Startled by my footsteps, dozens of rusty brown, light green and bright green reptiles had scampered out of the forest undergrowth and across the muddy...

Nicaragua

Treasures of a pirate's lair

Vanishing point ... Corn Islands locals are fascinated by tourists.

Matthew Hall discovers a once-ignored Central American country now at peace with itself.

Photo galleries

Nicaragua Poetry Festival

A dancer with his face painted with black oil takes part in the IX International Festival of Poetry in Granada city, about 45 km (28 miles) south of Managua, February 20, 2013. About 300 poets from around the world along with Nicaraguans participated in the IX international poetry festival dedicated to Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal who won the Queen Sofia Prize of 2012. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas (NICARAGUA - Tags: SOCIETY)

Celebrations in Granada, Nicaragua mark the 9th International Poetry Festival honoring Nicaraguan poet, priest and former Nicaragua's Culture Minister, Ernesto Cardenal.

Travels in Nicaragua

Nicarugua. Granada. Architecture. Photo: Edwina Pickles. Taken in 2011.

Photographer Edwina Pickles travels to Granada in Nicaragua, a colonial town that is becoming a popular tourist destination.

Travellers Tips

Best in travel

From dumps to jewels: greatest city comebacks

Woman, Beirut, Lebanon, pool hotel

Once deep down in the urban dumps, these cities have bounced back from the brink of becoming no-go destinations, turning tumultuous pasts into tourist drawcards.

Map of Nicaragua

Travel News

Qantas re-routes planes away from Iraq

The change will add up to 10 minutes to the seven hour flight from London to Dubai.

12:57pm | Qantas has stopped its flights using Iraqi airspace in the wake of the MH17 disaster.

Deals of the week: Germany romantic back roads

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Take an early bird 10 per cent off a romantic tour of Germany and Austria's back roads during 2015.

Traveller letters: Skytrax's fifth best airline a turkey

Customer service must not be one of Skytrax's judging criteria when it comes to judging the world's best airlines.

Jetstar tells girl she is 'too young to fly alone'

1 Aug | A 12-year-old girl's "first big flight" was cut short when boarding crew told her she was too young to fly alone.

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