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Prague

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The Backpacker

Don't believe the hype: The places I just don't get

The Backpacker Sometimes, destinations can’t match the hype. These are some of the places that just didn’t do it for me.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Hayden Tee

Nina Karnikowski An unusual approach to what to take on holiday is recounted by this musical theatre star.

Czech Republic

Twenty reasons to visit Prague

prague

David Whitley Prague does a fabulous job of acting as an introductory course to architecture.

Cities

The world's brainiest cities

Edinburgh

Ute Junker Sometimes a city can change the way we think. Here are the places to have a thinking holiday.

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Photo galleries

Photos

So bad it's good: when tourist attractions go wrong

A combination of three documents provided by the Centre de Estudios Borjanos on August 22, 2012 shows the original version of the painting Ecce Homo (L) by 19th-century painter Elias Garcia Martinez, the deteriorated version (C) and the restored version by an elderly woman in Spain.

From world-famous landmarks originally dismissed as monstrosities to bungled construction projects and half-baked theme parks, sometimes getting it wrong makes a site far more attractive.

Sights most featured in movies

Brighton, Sussex. Royal Pavilion.

Front up to the world’s most popular backdrops – each stars in their own right. From Lonely Planet’s new book, 1000 Ultimate Sights, out now.

Travellers Tips

Europe

Keys to the cities

When in room ... and from Hotel Le Continental, Bordeaux.

A Bordeaux bolthole for $120 a night? A riverside retreat in Lisbon for the same? Here's our guide to some of Europe's best-value hotels and guesthouses this season.

Tripologist

Have Bohemia's stone work all to yourself

Tripologist I will have a spare week in which to get from Prague to Zagreb next September. Can you recommend a route using either a hire car or the train so as to see some interesting places along the way?

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Travel News

Family kicked off Southwest Airlines flight over Twitter complaint

Soutwest Airlines plane.

3:09pm | A family was asked to get off flight in the US because of a tweet the father sent out complaining about the airline's service.

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

ANNIE DANG 10:34am | Malaysia Airlines has received huge support after posting a simple, poignant message on Twitter.

'Drunk' Ryanair passenger attempts to open plane door during flight

LIZZIE PORTER 8:59am | A nervous flyer drunkenly attempted to open the exit door on a Dublin-bound Ryanair flight after mistaking it for the toilet.

Snow industry's powdery promises doubted by skiers

MISA HAN 24 Jul | Reports of excellent snow cover in Thredbo, Perisher and Mt Buller have left a flurry of powdery promises on social media.

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