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Prague

Pinkas Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter.

Czech Republic

Prague: Echoes of revolution

Prague offers a rare window into some of Europe's most dramatic moments, writes Sue Bennett.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Hayden Tee

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

The Backpacker

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

Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.

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

Czech Republic

Twenty reasons to visit Prague

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

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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

Taiwan's first budget airline to launch maiden flight

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1:20pm | Taiwan's first budget airline Tigerair Taiwan will make its maiden flight later this month, signalling a new era for one of Asia's most popular tourist destination.

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. So why is this non-English speaking nation, with a reputation for insularity, so popular?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

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