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South Asia

Ambassador Villa, Galle, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

The hidden jewels of Sri Lanka

Belinda Jackson Elegant villas dot Sri Lanka's jungle and coast, writes Belinda Jackson.

Sri Lanka

Coffee in Sri Lanka: a brewed awakening

Workers sorting the grit from coffee beans before roasting at Hansa Coffee, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

Anthony Dennis In a nation synonymous with tea, coffee is making a comeback, writes Anthony Dennis.

Maldives

Club Med in the Maldives: A private paradise

Club Med Finolhu Villas in Maldives

Julietta Jameson Club Med's new property in that honeymooner heaven, the Maldives, flags a new direction.

India

Six of the best: Rajasthan retreats

Michael Gebicki In the far reaches of the Thar desert, the Serai bridges the gap between camping and comfort with a stylish leap.

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Photo galleries

Photos

The most beautiful spots in the world to watch the sun

Samoa item. AJYB5J Western Samoa, View of coast with fisherman at sunset. CREDIT ALAMY

Traveller writers reveal memorable locations to experience the beauty of the world in half-light.

Festival of Colours in India

A man daubed in coloured powder poses for a picture at a temple during

In a Holi tradition unique to Nandgaon and Barsana villages, men sing provocative songs to gain the attention of women.

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Travellers Tips

Worldwide

Don't go there: the destinations you need to avoid

Thailand coup with tourists

Karen Halabi Which destinations should you cross off your list? Some of them may surprise you.

Travel Insider

The top five travel illnesses (and how to avoid them)

Traveller?s diarrhoea affects more than 50 per cent of travellers to developing countries and can last for many days.

Jane E Fraser Shall we add it to the list of Dumb Ways to Die? Heading to high risk holiday destinations without vaccinations is about as smart as eating a tube of superglue, but more and more Aussies are doing it.

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Travel News

Bali's Seminyak gets more glam

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JULIETTA JAMESON | Just when you thought Seminyak couldn't get any more glam, along came Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak.

Deals of the week: Lap of luxury

EDITED BY JULIETTA JAMESON | Book two nights at the award-winning luxury retreat Saffire Freycinet and receive a third free.

Fear of flying haunts air travellers after MH17 crash

LAWRENCE MONEY 21 Aug | Recent events have made those people afraid of plane travel more afraid than ever.

Sydney's newest accommodation: Sleep at IKEA

ANNIE DANG 21 Aug | Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.

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