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Amsterdam

No prizes for guessing the world's best city for cyclists.

The Backpacker

The world's top 10 best cities for cycling

The Backpacker It’s doesn't include Sydney, obviously, despite its new cycle lane. Nor Melbourne, despite its handy lack of hills.

Free attractions

Nothing really matters

Kyoto Imperial Palace

If you've questioned that old saying about the best things in life, The Tripologist Michael Gebicki has proof that it's actually, well, on the money.

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Amsterdam

The Tripologist Could you make a left-field suggestion for my upcoming trip to San Francisco? It’s my second time there and I want to do something memorable.

Cruising

Ships in the night

AXW2TR Curetes Street and Library of Celsus, completed in AD 135. Ephesus, Turkey. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown. shd travel september 15 cruise report ALAMY

Cruise lines are recognising the value of longer stays in port, writes Louise Goldsbury.

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Eight of the world's best airport hotels

Inside the spa at Sofitel London Heathrow.

A comfortable bed, good shower, dark rooms and absolute quiet are other cravings of the jetlagged. Nobody wants to be desperate for sleep and have to listen to aeroplanes or traffic noise.

All aboard the beer bike

Beer bike passengers

Tourists in Amsterdam can rent a pedal-powered bar dubbed the 'beer bike'.

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

German trains keep the cost under control

Tripologist My friend and I are travelling around Europe. We have looked at Eurail tickets but it doesn't seem to be value for money. Which is the cheapest way to go about this?

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Travel News

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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