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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.

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.

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.

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

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

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LAWRENCE MONEY 11:45pm | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 3:33pm | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

20 Aug | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

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