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Istanbul

The Tripologist

The Tripologist: Where to see the Northern Lights?

LAPLAND, FINLAND Aurora Borealis

Michael Gebicki Norway has some great locations, but this is also the most expensive country in Europe.

Turkey

Travel secrets locked in an Istanbul labyrinth

Artifacts from an exhibition before the official opening of the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. The museum, named after a novel written by Orhan Pamuk, Turkish novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006, houses a collection of Istanbul's past cultural and daily life artifacts from the time period the novel was set in. CREDIT: AFP

Kerry van der Jagt A multi-faceted Turkish love story leads off-track to a fascinating journey of discovery in Istanbul, writes Kerry van der Jagt.

The Backpacker

Can a hostel ruin your travel experience?

Some travellers succomb to the hostel lifestyle.

The Backpacker Hostels: they're either the best thing in the world, or the worst.

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.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Daily life in Istanbul

On the Galata bridge.

Daily life in Istanbul by Fairfax photographer Joe Armao.

Intoxicating Istanbul

Hagia Sophia

Burqas and dazzling minarets, morning prayers and crowded rooftop bars … it’s easy to get infatuated with a city that’s both old and new, European and Asian.

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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

Summer on the Mediterranean

Tripologist My parents are interested in taking a Mediterranean cruise in September. I am trying to find upmarket, smaller ships.

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Map of Istanbul

Travel News

Can I help you? Inside the world's most hated airline's complaints department

Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary

LIZZIE PORTER 5:27pm | Meet the Ryanair team with the unenviable task of dealing with complaints, and take a peek inside Michael O'Leary's costume cupboard.

'Beware Ebola': Ignorance of Africa's geography hurting tourism

1:02pm | When Canadian tourist Shauna Magill posted on Facebook that she'd arrived safely in Uganda, a friend warned her to beware of "a thing called Ebola please".

Holiday.com domain name could sell for $A37 million at auction

NATALIE PARIS 10:20am | Holiday.com could fetch $A37 million when it is auctioned off at the World Travel Market later this year, it is claimed.

Brazilian village filled with beautiful single women seeks men

10:11am | Remote village almost entirely populated by single women appeals for men.

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