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South Korea

The Emerald Waterways.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: here comes Cruise Week

Sally Macmillan The third National Cruise Week starts next Monday, with cruises worth $100,000 up for grabs.

Worldwide

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

Out of favour: Todd Carney was contracted for $650,000 a season.

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.

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Photo galleries

Photos

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

Food, wine, women: 15 reasons why France is so popular

Tourists enjoy the sun on the beach during a sunny summer day in Nice, southeastern France.

JOLYON ATTWOOLL 10:59am | France was confirmed as the most visited country in the world this month – and by a huge margin. So why is this non-English speaking nation, with a reputation for insularity, so popular?

Tony Abbott, Barack Obama: Western leaders 'banned' from Russian airport's duty-free shop

OLIVER SMITH 9:42am | Tony Abbott and six other western leaders have been banned from a Russian airport duty-free shop.

North Korea tightens grip on SIM cards used by tourists

9:19am | North Korea is ensuring once tourists leave the country, their SIM card doesn't fall into local hands.

Burma opens e-Visa application service

NATALIE PARIS 9:07am | Burma has opened its e-Visa application service, but there are some restrictions.

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