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Bag behaviour: when baggage handlers go bad

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Jane E Fraser The shocking thing about the Air Canada baggage handlers is that people were shocked.

The Backpacker

The world's top 10 best cities for cycling

Cycling in Amsterdam

The Backpacker It’s doesn't include Sydney, obviously, despite its new cycle lane. Nor Melbourne, despite its handy lack of hills.

Japan

Sakaiminato, Japan: A mania for manga

Sakaiminato, Japan .

Sarah Maguire Sarah Maguire is drawn to a small port in touch with its inner child.

Beijing

Six of the best: Beijing traditional courtyard hotels

Brian Johnston Staying in one of Beijing's historic courtyard hotels is a quintessential Chinese experience. Here's six of the best.

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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

New Qantas lounge in Hong Kong

Qantas lounge Hong Kong

The new Qantas lounge in Hong Kong is designed to reflect the colour, vibrancy and luxury of the city.

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.

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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

Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

Base jumpers break world record in Dubai (Thumbnail)

ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 2:02pm | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

Mount Baw Baw resort handed over to private operator

JASON DOWLING 9:50pm | Management of the troubled Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort has been transferred from the government to a private operator after another year of losses and millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies.

Flashing, spitting and stealing knickers: strange things that can get you deported

OLIVER SMITH 10:10am | A British woman was arrested and threatened with deportation this week after Sri Lankan authorities took offence to her Buddha tattoo.

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