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Bali

Mama Holiday: beware of travel scams

Tracey Spicer Hey, do you have protection? I know, it's a personal question but the boom in online booking agencies could send some of us bust.

The Backpacker

Don't believe the hype: The places I just don't get

Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.

The Backpacker Sometimes, destinations can’t match the hype. These are some of the places that just didn’t do it for me.

Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia: Cocktail of choices in paradise

Karma Kandara, Bali.

Ute Junker Karma Kandara resort caters for all-comers and their tipples, writes Ute Junker.

Indonesia

Four seasons Bali: The art of idle pleasure

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay.

Jane Reddy Wind down and relax, try a wide choice of activities, or just do nothing in Bali, writes Jane Reddy.

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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

Deep love: How to join the 'Mile-Low Club'

Lovers Deep Submarine

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 5:23pm | Sail the seas with your own private luxury submarine for just $318,000 per couple per night.

Virgin Australia axes Melbourne to Los Angeles services, announces daily flights to Brisbane

JAMIE FREED 1:15pm | Virgin Australia will increase flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles to a daily service and abandon its Melbourne-Los Angeles flights as rival United Airlines enters the latter route in October.

MH17, Elmo and Sophie Monk: What Qantas travellers are interested in

JAMIE FREED 12:28pm | Passengers can now watch news content on large screen at Qantas domestic business lounges and Qantas Club lounges in all capital cities.

Boeing introduces 'space bins' to increase cabin luggage space

11:08am | Boeing is introducing larger overhead lockers in its plane cabins to accommodate more hand luggage.

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