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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.

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.

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.

Indonesia

Rice above it

Bali rice terraces.

Anthony Dennis Anthony Dennis ventures beyond Bali's beaches to discover the rewards offered by its lush, less-visited heartland.

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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

Royal visit means big bucks for tourism

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose in front of Uluru.

NINA KARNIKOWSKI 1:06pm | As the royal trio and their entourage prepare to head home, Australian tourism operators are reveling in the influx of enquiries and bookings that have resulted from the visit, which is expected to lead to tens of millions in tourist spending.

Number of Gallipoli pilgrims plummets

TONY WRIGHT 12:41pm | Fewer travellers have made the Anzac Day trek to Gallipoli than at any time in the last 14 years.

Dubai: Two French base jumpers break world record with Burj Khalifa leap

ANNIE DANG 3:31pm | Base jumpers break world record after spectacular leap from world's tallest building.

Brisbane petrol prices to settle for long weekend

MARISSA CALLIGEROS 24 Apr | There is likely to be some relief for motorists this long weekend following an Easter of high petrol prices.

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