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Great Outdoors in Northeast Asia

Q&A

Frequent Flyer: Lindsay Brown

JANE REDDY The Fairlawn Hotel in Kolkata, India, is an eccentric hotel in an extraordinary city.

The Backpacker

The 10 best countries for photographers

Chile

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

Japan

Soaked in tradition

Katsura River,

In a land of ancient rituals, Natasha Dragun immerses herself in the spa culture.

Mongolia

Steppe into the void

Big empty ... Mongolian herdsmen.

Nigel Richardson goes off the map to the geological freak shows and dinosaur boneyards of the southern Gobi Desert.

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.

Photos

The mysterious, spectacular 'Sounding Sands' desert

Sound Sands desert, China Mongolia

Xiangshawan, in the Sounding Sand Desert of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is China's famous tourist resort in the desert.

More photo galleries on Great Outdoors in Northeast Asia

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.

Map of Northeast Asia

Travel News

Family kicked off Southwest Airlines flight over Twitter complaint

Soutwest Airlines plane.

3:09pm | A family was asked to get off flight in the US because of a tweet the father sent out complaining about the airline's service.

Malaysia Airlines wins support after poignant MH17 tweet

ANNIE DANG 10:34am | Malaysia Airlines has received huge support after posting a simple, poignant message on Twitter.

'Drunk' Ryanair passenger attempts to open plane door during flight

LIZZIE PORTER 8:59am | A nervous flyer drunkenly attempted to open the exit door on a Dublin-bound Ryanair flight after mistaking it for the toilet.

Snow industry's powdery promises doubted by skiers

MISA HAN 1:01pm | Reports of excellent snow cover in Thredbo, Perisher and Mt Buller have left a flurry of powdery promises on social media.

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