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Russia

Hotels

Six of the best: High-rise hotels

Ute Junker Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.

Worldwide

World's 15 best places to watch the sun rise and set

Samoa

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

Cruising

Trains, boats and plains

Combining Russian travel by rail and water is now on the cards with the first cruise from Moscow to Kazan, the World Heritage city 600 kilometres east of the capital.

Shore excursion

Seeing the sights of St Petersburg

St Petersburg

Jane E. Fraser Veteran cruiser Peter Bentley is impressed by the cultural sights of St Petersburg.

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Photo galleries

Photos

The most beautiful spots in the world to watch the sun

Samoa item. AJYB5J Western Samoa, View of coast with fisherman at sunset. CREDIT ALAMY

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

Wet and wild time for nature lovers

Mansky festival, Siberia, Russia.

The annual three-day-long Mansky tourist festival, dedicated to the opening of the amateur rafting season, kicks off on the Mana river near the settlement of Beret in the Siberian Taiga, about 75 km...

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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.

Tripologist: Venice in the off season

Venice, St. Mark's Square.

Michael Gebicki I am travelling to Kent in England next month to visit my daughter and family.

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Travel News

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

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NINA KARNIKOWSKI | When Roberta Sudbrack opened her self-titled restaurant in Rio, she brought to her kitchen the skills learnt from seven years' cooking at Brazil's presidential palace and her love of organic produce.

Frequent Flyer: Simon Westcott

JANE REDDY | Simon Westcott is the owner and chief executive LUXE City Guides.

Traveller letters: Thanks for the disloyalty, Qantas

An experience that reinforces last week's comment that Qantas does not care about its loyal Frequent Flyer members.

Manila 'world's worst airport': Philippine President Benigno Aquino apologises

18 Apr | Air conditioning failures proves why this South-East Asia airport is named the world's worst by online travel guide.

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