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Burma

Tripologist

The Tripologist: What are your thoughts on Myanmar?

MICHAEL GEBICKI This is one south-east Asian country that still evokes a potent sense of the mysterious Orient.

Global

Gone tomorrow: the places you need to visit, right now

Dead sea

From the Galapagos to the Great Barrier Reef, there are some destinations you can't keep putting off for a visit, writes Michael Gebicki.

Cruising

The Cruise Director: Meekong cruising

Victoria Jenna

Sally Macmillan River cruising in Asia is becoming a popular option for thousands of Australian tourists.

Myanmar

Six of the best: Yangon colonial hotels

Fiona Carruthers Take a look at six of the best classic hotels to be found in Myanmar's largest city.

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Photo galleries

Photos

South-East Asia's top 10 highlights

A woman sunbathes along the beach at the Anantara Rasananda resort on the island of Koh Phangan off the coast of Koh Samui .

From tranquil countryside to bustling metropolis, Ben Groundwater names his top 10 highlights for visitors to South-East Asia.

A glimpse behind the closed doors of Yangon

A man works in a rice field in Dala township, near Yangon

Myanmar's former capital and biggest city Yangon is a crumbling monument to almost half a century of isolation and mismanagement at the hands of generals who took power in a 1962 coup and ruled with...

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Travellers Tips

Tips

Tourists behaving badly: how to avoid being a travel jerk

Foreign tourists sunbath while Balinese attend the Melasti ceremony prayer at Kuta beach.

Chris Pritchard Aussie tourists make plenty of cultural gaffes, and some travel agents think Bali is to blame.

Map of Burma

Travel News

Planes, porn and racism: Travel's biggest Twitter fails

Justine Sacco's Twitter post.

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 5:15pm | You won't believe what some travellers - and travel companies - have done on Twitter.

Italy's 'haunted' island up for auction

TOM KINGTON 10:52am | Italy is hoping to transform the "haunted" island into a holiday spot with a luxury hotel.

Couple convert a plane into guest accommodation in Great Southern

ALEISHA ORR 4:01am | If the DC-3 aeroplane that will soon act as an alternative accommodation option on a rural West Australian property could speak to its guests, it would have some interesting stories to tell.

Pack your bags, Queensland campaign combats the Ita effect

CAMERON ATFIELD 15 Apr | The Queensland government has launched a new campaign to encourage tourists back into the state, following a wave of publicity dominated by tropical cyclone Ita.

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