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Peru

An Inca souvenir vendor at Ollanta train station in Ollantaytambo.

Peru

Machu Pichu: Top of the world

Garry Maddox Machu Picchu surpasses even its reputation, writes Garry Maddox.

South America

I want to be in South America

Colorful beach umbrellas and bathers on Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Katrina Lobley No longer just the domain of backpackers and the brave, South America has something for everyone, writes Katrina Lobley.

The Backpacker

The 10 best countries for photographers

Chile

The Backpacker There are some destinations where you can’t fail to take good photos.

Peru

Peru cocktails: Sweet and sour

Bartender pouring a pisco sour.

Katrina Lobley Katrina Lobley falls under the influence of alcohol-free cocktails in a temporarily dry Peru.

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Photo galleries

Clowning around in Lima

Clowns sit together before marching in Lima, Peru, Saturday, May 25, 2013. Hundreds of professional clowns dressed in colorful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima to celebrate Peruvian Clown Day. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Hundreds of professional clowns dressed in colourful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima to celebrate Peruvian Clown Day.

Condors of Colca Canyon

Condor flying above Colca Canyon, Peru.

Condors are the world's heaviest flying bird. The endangered birds nest in the Colca Canyon - once consider the world's deepest at 3200 metres from mountain top to valley floor.

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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.

Best in travel

From dumps to jewels: greatest city comebacks

Woman, Beirut, Lebanon, pool hotel

Once deep down in the urban dumps, these cities have bounced back from the brink of becoming no-go destinations, turning tumultuous pasts into tourist drawcards.

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Travel News

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

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LAWRENCE MONEY 11:48pm | 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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