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China

The Koryak people of Siberia will occasionally indulge in a bit of urine-drinking as part of shamanic ceremonies.

Worldwide

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

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.

China

One day three ways: Chengdu

Tai Chi group at Culture Park, Chengdu.

Brian Johnston On foot or bike, this provincial capital is a delight to explore.

Cruises

The Cruise Director: Asia's new love of cruising

Sally Macmillan River cruisers are spoilt for choice when they head to Asia these days and now the major ocean cruise lines are ramping up their presence in the region.

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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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Map of China

Travel News

Deep love: How to join the 'Mile-Low Club'

Lovers Deep Submarine

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 5:23pm | Sail the seas with your own private luxury submarine for just $318,000 per couple per night.

Virgin Australia axes Melbourne to Los Angeles services, announces daily flights to Brisbane

JAMIE FREED 1:15pm | Virgin Australia will increase flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles to a daily service and abandon its Melbourne-Los Angeles flights as rival United Airlines enters the latter route in October.

MH17, Elmo and Sophie Monk: What Qantas travellers are interested in

JAMIE FREED 12:28pm | Passengers can now watch news content on large screen at Qantas domestic business lounges and Qantas Club lounges in all capital cities.

Boeing introduces 'space bins' to increase cabin luggage space

11:08am | Boeing is introducing larger overhead lockers in its plane cabins to accommodate more hand luggage.

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