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Burma

Gondola under a bridge in Venice.

Literary destinations

Australian novelists' favourite destinations: The writes of passage

Kay O'Sullivan In our second annual literary special, compiled by Kay O'Sullivan, Traveller asked five leading Australian novelists to write about the one place that has most informed and inspired their prose.

The Backpacker

The 10 best countries for photographers

Chile

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

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.

Worldwide

Continental gifts

Two happy young women with coconut drinks, Ipanema Beach, Rio, Brazil.

These seven Traveller writers spend their lives crisscrossing the globe. Here are their ultimate three-week itineraries for the continents they know best.

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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

The Backpacker

Find freedom: How to take a year off to travel

Freedom ... it is possible to spend a year travelling, but you need to prepare.

The Backpacker Don’t pack too much. Turn off your phone. Get good insurance. The dos and don'ts of spending 12 months overseas.

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

Qantas reroutes flights as PNG's Rabaul Volcano erupts

The smoke and ash from Mount Tavurvur

MICHAEL KOZIOL 3:26pm | A giant ash cloud is affecting some flights to and from Australia following a major eruption of the Rabaul caldera in Papua New Guinea.

Czech hotel threatens peeing tourists with YouTube post

OLIVER SMITH 9:25am | A Czech hotel is hoping to deter public urination by threatening to post videos of offenders on YouTube.

Family fuming after wheelchair-using granny left in corner of Newark Airport for 11 hours

28 Aug | A family is fuming mad after an airport worker parked a wheelchair-using grandmother in a departure lounge and an airline's "processing error" led her to be left there for up to 11 hours.

'Roofing': The best way to see Saint Petersburg

28 Aug | Thrill-seekers believe the best way to see Russia's imperial capital is by hopping roof to roof.

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