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Active in Northeast Asia

No prizes for guessing the world's best city for cyclists.

The Backpacker

The world's top 10 best cities for cycling

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

China

Primate suspect

Mount Emei China

The locals can be quite the feisty bunch, as Stephen Phelan was quick to discover on China's holy mountain.

Japan

Some like it hot

Sand bath

Brian Johnston I'm lying up to my neck in hot black sand and wondering if my innards are about to boil.

China

Stepping up the game at the Great Wall

Natasha Dragun I've never been into sports. Don't get me wrong - I like being healthy. I just prefer not to put much effort into it.

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Tripologist

How the boys can live the high life in Japan

Tripologist My husband and 10-year-old son are travelling to Japan. They wish to climb Mount Fuji. Do you have any advice on the Mount Fuji climb?

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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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