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Northeast Asia

Japan

Japan: Harvesting perfection

Jamie Lafferty Oysters may now be given a helping hand to create pearls, but nature and luck still play a part, writes Jamie Lafferty.

Worldwide

It's OK, Todd Carney: Where drinking urine and other taboos are normal

Out of favour: Todd Carney was contracted for $650,000 a season.

David Whitley Is it ever OK to drink urine? That depends on what part of the world you're in. Here are six behaviours that are taboo in Australia, but fine in these cultures.

China

Guangzhou, China: Culture and comfort

People crossing the bridge in front of colonial architecture, Chikanzhen, Guangdong.

Lee Tulloch Lee Tulloch savours luxury and heritage sights on a brief layover in Guangzhou.

Worldwide

Fifty things we love about travel right now

A vintage caravan in Palm Springs, California.

Edited by Sarah Maguire From retro caravans to saving the rhinos, here's what we love about travel right now.

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Special features

Japan

Cool, bold and exclusive

Tokyo, Akihabara, two girls in Cosplay.

Shopping in Tokyo is not just retail therapy, it's a feast for the senses through displays of cutting-edge art and design, writes Misha Janette.

Japan

A year of celebration

Crowd pleasers ...  dancers at the Gujo Odori  Festival.

The Japanese have a festival for every season. Maria Visconti dons her dancing geta and joins the fun.

Photo galleries

Photos

On board Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy

Cathay Pacific has been named the world's best airline for 2014 at the World Airline Awards.

Photos

China's floating city

Inside of China's floating city.

With museums, underwater hotels and a theme park, a new 'floating city' is set to lure travellers to China's coast.

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Travellers Tips

Travel Insider

The top five travel illnesses (and how to avoid them)

Traveller?s diarrhoea affects more than 50 per cent of travellers to developing countries and can last for many days.

Jane E Fraser Shall we add it to the list of Dumb Ways to Die? Heading to high risk holiday destinations without vaccinations is about as smart as eating a tube of superglue, but more and more Aussies are doing it.

Air travel

Big plane, short-haul: world's shortest superjumbo flights

Airbus A380 superjumbo

Kinny Cheng Travellers tend to associate the mighty Airbus A380 with long-haul flights from one corner of the globe to another, but that's not always the case.

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Travel News

Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

Parisians and tourists enjoy a drink at a cafe on the Champs Elysees avenue.

SOO KIM 11:04am | Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists.

Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

9:22am | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

8:59am | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

Airbnb host's horror as squatter takes over

21 Jul | Cory Tschogl says she has an Airbnb squatter - a guest who rented her Palm Springs, California vacation condominium, then stopped paying rent, refused to leave and threatened her with legal action.

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