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Bali

Golden glow: An evening view of the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.

Tripologist

The Tripologist: Morocco to Gibraltar?

Michael Gebicki Your logical first stop after Morocco is Gibraltar but getting there is slightly problematic.

Indonesia

Escape from Bali: The secret island paradise next door

Gili Trawangan, seen on island hopping boat trip. Near Bali and Lombok.

Just three kilometres wide and two kilometres long, this is the ideal place to decompress.

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.

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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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Travel News

Bali villa's touching response to guests lost on MH17 goes viral on Facebook

 Familie van Veldhuizen-Marckelbach In Memoriam Facebook page

ANNIE DANG 4:03pm | A Bali villa where some of the victims of MH17 were due to stay has conducted a spiritual ceremony on their behalf.

Tourist boom fuels rush for bigger, better airports in Asia

9:32am | Asian countries are rushing to build hundreds of new airports to cope with surging demand for air travel in the region.

Floating snowflake hotel offers different view of Northern Lights

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 8:35am | Travellers who dream of seeing the Northern Lights will have the opportunity to do so from a glass-roofed, snowflake-shaped floating hotel come 2017.

Why some flights are safer than others

30 Jul | Each day, 8.3 million people around the globe step aboard an plane. But not all flights are equally safe.

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