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Greece

Getting too old for this? Ben Groundwater (circled), the Creepy Old Man on a European bus tour.

Europe

How The Backpacker became The Creepy Old Man on a European bus tour

The Backpacker There's 37 girls, five guys. The average age is 22, but one guy is 34. That's me.

Q&A

Famous flyer: Shaynna Blaze

Nina Karnikowski My first major overseas trip, which was to a girlfriend's wedding at Hydra in the Greek islands.

Mama Holiday

Voluntourism: Helping out on your holidays

poor children mama holiday

Tracey Spicer Charity begins on holidays - that's what many tour operators in the family market are finding.

Nafplio in Greece's Peloponnese region picture-perfect

Suckered in: Freshly caught octopus.

Effie Mann Effie Mann ventures south of Athens to picturesque Nafplio, the chosen site of modern Greece's first capital in the early 1800s.

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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.

Tips

Roam alone

Woman pretending to kiss the Sphinx, Egypt. Solo travel.

Breaking free of the tribe can deliver the holiday of a lifetime, writes frequent soloist Julietta Jameson.

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Travel News

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

Jun Ji Hyun/Facebook

2:43pm | In a district made famous by the song Gangnam Style - women walk down the street with bandages over their faces and around their heads.

The decline of first class as airlines add business beds

12:50pm | World's top airlines may follow in the in footsteps of Virgin Atlantic abandoning the traditional three-class seating plan.

Legroom gadget sales jump after seat recline spat on plane

11:12am | Demand is high for a gadget that blocks seats from reclining after a scuffle between two passengers forced a jet to make an unscheduled landing.

Teens take world's scariest selfie

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 26 Aug | Three students have gone to sickening lengths to take the world’s scariest selfie.

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