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Turkey

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.

Italy

Giuseppe di Lampedusa's Palermo palazzo: In the lair of The Leopard

Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Caroline Baum The elegant home of an Italian author has had its doors opened to guests, writes Caroline Baum.

Turkey

From hick to uber hip: Istanbul is the coolest place to be

Turkey, Istanbul, Karakoy District, the Modern Art Museum.

Michael Gebicki In the last decade, a once squalid Istanbul quarter has become the place to be, finds Michael Gebicki.

Tripologist

The Tripologist: We seen a lot of Asia, where to next?

Japan

Michael Gebicki I suggest Japan because no matter how much you've travelled, Japan is an eye-opener.

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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.

Photos

Daily life in Istanbul

On the Galata bridge.

Daily life in Istanbul by Fairfax photographer Joe Armao.

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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.

Deals: Turkish treasures, unwind in Bali

Istanbul's Blue Mosque.

Jane Reddy Stay in cave hotels, Ottoman mansions and boutique hotels in eastern Turkey.

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Map of Turkey

Travel News

Bali's Seminyak gets more glam

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JULIETTA JAMESON | Just when you thought Seminyak couldn't get any more glam, along came Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak.

Deals of the week: Lap of luxury

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Book two nights at the award-winning luxury retreat Saffire Freycinet and receive a third free.

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

LAWRENCE MONEY 21 Aug | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 21 Aug | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

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