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South Korea

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.

Korea

Korean food on foot

Korean fare.

Tim Richards It's when the tour guide starts stacking shot glasses that Tim Richards realises this may not be your average food walking tour.

South Korea

Postcard: South Korean bathhouse

korean bathhouse

Tim Richards I know there's compulsory nudity involved, but I'm not sure when it begins.

Asia

Beyond the cities: Asia's top 10 must-do excursions

Ha-Long, Vietnam

From beaches to bays, mountains to caves, it's always worth stepping outside the capital cities, writes Kerry van der Jagt.

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On the border of two Koreas

A woman holding an umbrella stands next to a pair of binoculars for tourists at the Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarized zone which separates the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul.

South Korean soldiers are everywhere on the south side of the misleadingly named Demilitarised Zone. They guard buildings and man roadblocks to keep the invading hordes at bay.

Photos

Muddy good fun

The Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, about 190 km southwest of Seoul, South Korea.

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Map of South Korea

Travel News

Jetstar tells girl she is 'too young to fly alone'

Jetstar

12:31pm | A 12-year-old girl's "first big flight" was cut short when boarding crew told her she was too young to fly alone.

Drunk woman attacks cabin crew with false leg

9:47am | Pilots were forced to divert a flight after a one-leg drunk woman attacked cabin crew.

Croatia expels tourist for punching monk seal

9:06am | A man who punch a Mediterranean monk seal has been fined and expelled from Croatia.

Bali villa's touching response to guests lost on MH17 goes viral on Facebook

ANNIE DANG 9:48am | A Bali villa where some of the victims of MH17 were due to stay has conducted a spiritual ceremony on their behalf.

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