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Active in South Asia

Nepal

Flying high with buccaneers

Nikki Marshall "We've run out of pilots," comes the shout. Not exactly reassuring words to a first-time paraglider.

Nepal

Up, up and afraid

Lukla Airport, Nepal

At Everest, it's not just the mountain that takes some guts, writes Flip Byrnes.

Nepal

Dizzy new heights in the Himalayas

Fireworks are launched at Solukhumnu against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, the 6,812-metre peak in the Nepal Himalayas

Jane E. Fraser Flightseeing above Everest, eco-resorts and wildlife spotting - who said Nepal was just for climbers? Certainly not the Nepalese, who have ambitious tourism plans.

Hiking

Least-known, most exhilarating hikes

Via ferrata, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

Flip Byrnes advises walking this way to experience some of the least-known yet most exhilarating hikes from the Northern Territory to Nepal.

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World's most exhilarating hikes

Via ferrata, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo.

Walk this way to experience some of the least-known yet most exhilarating hikes from the Northern Territory to Nepal.

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Travel News

Don't be fooled: 40 tourist scams to watch out for

Parisians and tourists enjoy a drink at a cafe on the Champs Elysees avenue.

SOO KIM 11:04am | Taxi drivers, hotel workers and overfriendly locals are among those capable of tricking unsuspecting tourists.

Queen's Guard plays Game of Thrones theme song

9:22am | A video of the Queen's Guard performing the Game of Thrones tune has been posted to YouTube.

Guests to 'pay what you want' at Paris hotels

8:59am | Five Paris hotels are allowing guests to pay whatever they want, based on their impressions of the hotel, the room and the service.

Airbnb host's horror as squatter takes over

21 Jul | Cory Tschogl says she has an Airbnb squatter - a guest who rented her Palm Springs, California vacation condominium, then stopped paying rent, refused to leave and threatened her with legal action.

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