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Madrid

Spain

Spain: Cradle of conquistadors

The Extremadura regions is old-style Spain at its best, writes Lydia Bell.

Spain

At home in Madrid

The energy and elegance of the Spanish capital makes for a rich life, writes Anthony Ham.

Spain

One day three ways Madrid

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Brian Johnston Stroll the old town and flower-splashed Plaza Oriente and admire the facades.

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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Photo galleries

The world goes on show in Madrid

An hostess poses at the Mexican stand on January 19, 2011 in Madrid during the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR).

The annual International Tourism Trade Fair kicks off in Madrid as the UN reports global tourism surged last year.

This hotel is absolute garbage

The Corona Beach Garbage Hotel, Madrid

A new hotel has opened in the heart of Madrid proudly declaring that it's complete rubbish.

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.

Expert advice

Tripologist: Decent digs for the new year

Tripologist With the rise of online booking sites that offer rooms at discounts, to what extent is the age-old advice to book early still valid?

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Travel News

Fuel pump fault causes Qantas A380 to turn back mid-flight

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GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK 12:05pm | A Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to turn back mid-air because of a fuel pump fault.

I know this great little place: Roberta Sudbrack

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.

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