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Middle East

Middle East: Bazaar intrigue in a Middle Eastern market

Brian Johnston Shopping is only one reason to visit a Middle Eastern market, writes Brian Johnston.

Luxe Nomad

Luxe Nomad: bucket lists

Lee Tulloch I've always thought that "bucket list" was a particularly unattractive expression for the ultimate journeys.

Shopping

Spree de corps

Jaipur

Lee Tulloch There are no other stores quite like these 25 amazing shops, writes Lee Tulloch, globe-trotting shopper extraordinaire.

The Backpacker

The 10 best countries for photographers

Chile

The Backpacker There are some destinations where you can’t fail to take good photos.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: desert camps

Amangiri, Utah desert camp

From Namibia to Mongolia to Chile, Ute Junker discovers six of the best desert camps around the world.

World's top 10 party towns

Partygoers at Love Parade street party. Tel Aviv

Lonely Planet names the best cities in the world to party the night (and day) away in.

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Travellers Tips

Group tours

Adventures for groupies

Yellowstone National Park.

Great life experiences in far-flung destinations are in reach like never before, writes Belinda Jackson.

Q&A

Your questions

A man withdraws money from an ATM teller machine in Kuala Lumpur 27 February 2004.

Is there a way to avoid all those charges when you withdraw money from an ATM while overseas?

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Travel News

Delta pilot on wrong taxiway unleashes fury on air-traffic control

Delta Airlines

ABBY PHILLIP 29 Jul | This story from one of the world’s busiest airport might be amusing if it weren’t just slightly horrifying.

Air New Zealand passengers stranded for third night in Honolulu

LAURA WALTERS 4:31pm | Hundreds of Air New Zealand face third night in Hawaii after plane broke down.

Phuket's beach bars, restaurants evicted in clean-up

DONNA DEMAIO 12:37pm | Scores of beach restaurants and clubs disappearing under new rules from military junta.

Passengers rage as child 'defecates in plane seat': report

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 1:14pm | The etiquette of some Chinese travellers overseas has again come under fire after a family allegedly allowed their child to defecate on the seat of a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit.

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