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Nicaragua

Valley of the Geysers, Kamchatka.

World

Step into the line of fire

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

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.

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.

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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

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 5:15pm | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 10:52am | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

Couple convert a plane into guest accommodation in Great Southern

ALEISHA ORR 4:01am | If the DC-3 aeroplane that will soon act as an alternative accommodation option on a rural West Australian property could speak to its guests, it would have some interesting stories to tell.

Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

CAMERON ATFIELD 15 Apr | The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

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