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Bali

Garuda Business class.

Airlines

Flight test: Garuda Indonesia business class

Jane Reddy Timing is spot-on during meal service and you are never without bottled water delivered from courteous flight attendants.

Bargains

Deals of the week: Luxury Silk Road rail tour

Bar car on the Golden Eagle train.

Julietta Jameson Beyond Travel 's "Taste of the Silk Road" rail tour begins in Kazakhstan and travels through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan to Russia

Mama Holiday

Bali: Tropical paradise or dangerous dump?

Tourists wearing bikinis walk along Kuta beach in Bali.

Tracey Spicer To Bali, or not to Bali? Australians have a love/hate relationship with the island.

The Backpacker

How dumb tourists are ruining great places

A couple kiss near lamp posts covered with padlocks

The Backpacker Some of the world's great sites are being ruined by tourists' love.

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Photo galleries

Photos

Bali's ladyboys celebrate

Indonesian drag queen Fiona performs during the 5th anniversary celebrations of Bali Joe Bar, one of the most famous gay bars in Bali on December 23, 2013 in Kuta, Indonesia. Transgender 'cabaret shows' are becoming increasingly popular in Bali's famous tourist district - Kuta. In the shows, drag queens appear with ornate costumes and perform a variety of shows to entertain the audience. Although there is no law against transgenders or homosexuality in Indonesia, discrimination is rife.

A special performance marks the 5th anniversary celebrations of Bali Joe Bar, one of the most famous gay bars in Bali.

Ayana Resort, Bali

Ayana Resort Bali pool cliffs

Night and day at Ayana Resort, Bali.

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Travellers Tips

Deals: Turkish treasures, unwind in Bali

Istanbul's Blue Mosque.

Jane Reddy Stay in cave hotels, Ottoman mansions and boutique hotels in eastern Turkey.

Tips

Look closely at all sides of the coin

Illustration by Michael Mucci. Strong Australian Dollar

Jane E. Fraser A favourable exchange rate means more travellers are heading to America. But less obvious destinations have keen currency-related savings too.

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Map of Bali

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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