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Brazil

Women celebrate the patron saint of the

Brazil

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil: Spirited away

Ute Junker In Salvador de Bahia, locals throw one hell of a party every Tuesday, writes Ute Junker.

Global

Travel souvenirs: Confessions of a fridge magnate

A hideous reminder of home triggers a hunt for equally ugly souvenirs, writes Keith Austin.

Worldwide

My way on the highway: An expert's guide to travelling solo

Travelling by yourself can be daunting, but has its rewards.

Ute Junker Put off by the prospect of travelling alone? Ute Junker has been doing it for two decades. Here are her tried and tested survival strategies.

Hotels

Six of the best: High-rise hotels

Ute Junker Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.

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Photo galleries

Photos

World's best beaches

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays.

Take a look at the best beaches in the world, as named by TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice awards.

Photos

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro 2014

Rio Carnival 2014

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is the grandest holiday in Brazil, annually drawing millions of people in raucous celebrations.

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Travellers Tips

South America

Latin for beginners

Ipanema Beach Rio de Janeiro soccer girls

It's a continent that can be intimidating and other-worldly, but it's never, ever dull, writes Steve McKenna.

Travel trends

Hot tickets for the year ahead

Airport pat down US security

Distant shores continue to beckon, but they may cost more in 2011.

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Map of Brazil

Travel News

Avalon Airport axes ad over criticism it made light of domestic violence

The advertisement as seen on Avalon Airport's Facebook page.

5:29pm | Victoria's Avalon Airport has been forced to ditch its new advertising campaign after being accused of making light of domestic violence.

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

10:09am | A 37-year-old British nurse has recounted her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

Stowaway reportedly eyed Africa

9:05am | As relatives make themselves scarce after a 15-year-old Santa Clara boy survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in a jetliner's wheel well over the weekend, Hawaiian media have reported the boy may have been trying to get to his mother in Africa.

Hang onto your seat: it's gondola be an after-dark ride to thrill

JASON DOWLING | First we had the illuminated Melbourne Star wheel for a spin after dark - next may be a midnight ride to Arthurs Seat on new multimillion-dollar gondola.

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