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South America

Despite the city's party reputation, many locals in Rio work hard to keep fit and look good.

Brazil

Trim and tanned: Why Rio is really a daytime city

Despite its party reputation, Rio is a daytime city. Obsessed with health and good looks, locals work hard to keep tan and fit.

The Backpacker

South America: a first timer's guide to the ultimate destination

Machu Picchu.

The Backpacker This might just be the ultimate destination for backpackers.

Hotels

Boasters with the mostest

San Alfonso del Mar

Belinda Jackson Biggest, highest, most blindingly expensive. Belinda Jackson rounds up the ultimate travel experiences, from super-luxe to just plain boastful.

Peru

In deepest, darkest Peru

Lake Sandoval, Tambopata National Reserve, Peru

Ben Groundwater Plunging into the Amazon rainforest, Ben Groundwater finds wonders aplenty.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Six of the best: Brazilian beach getaways

Pousada Picinguaba, Paraty.

Land of sun and sand, where the weather is always warm and everyone has a good time. By Ute Junker.

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.

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Travellers Tips

Travel tips

All the buzz on a budget

Phra Nang beach, Krabi. Thailand.

From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.

Tips

Case study: top tips on packing your bags

Backpacker illustration

From vacuum packing to cool-weather layering, the canny traveller's luggage mantra is all about economy.

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Map of South America

Travel News

Move over Amsterdam: Barcelona becoming Europe's new cannabis capital

A member of the Catalan Federation of Cannabis Association smokes a joint in Barcelona.

10:40am | The opening of hundreds of cannabis clubs have seen Barcelona emerge as a rival to Amsterdam for marijuana users.

Chinese tourism company sues over Transformers: Age of Extinction

9:43am | A Chinese tourism company is suing Paramount Pictures and a producer of the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction saying they had failed to show the company's logo in the movie.

Ukraine strife to result in higher airfares for travellers

9:38am | The extra cost from rerouting hundreds of airliners around Ukrainian airspace is set to translate into higher ticket prices for passengers.

Times Square Spider-Man busker punches police officer

9:22am | Spidey's punch the latest case of children's characters behaving in an R-rated manner in Times Square.

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