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Laos

Young British tourists walk down Punta Ballena street as they have fun in the Magalluf zone, in Calvia on Mallorca Island.

The Backpacker

Why do people go wild when they travel?

The Backpacker The infamous Magaluf sex video was shocking ... but not that shocking for seasoned travellers.

The Backpacker

Immersed in culture, and whiskey

The Backpacker My host is prowling around the table, the bottle of home-brewed rice whiskey poised in his hand.

Volun-tourism

International rescue

Working tourists are doing a world of good in Laos, Jimmy Thomson writes.

Asia

Beyond the cities: Asia's top 10 must-do excursions

Ha-Long, Vietnam

From beaches to bays, mountains to caves, it's always worth stepping outside the capital cities, writes Kerry van der Jagt.

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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.

South-East Asia gets wet and wild

Water festival, Laos

Locals and tourists get wet and wild across South-East Asia as water festivals take place to mark new year in Thailand, Laos and Malaysia.

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Travellers Tips

Worldwide

Don't go there: the destinations you need to avoid

Thailand coup with tourists

Karen Halabi Which destinations should you cross off your list? Some of them may surprise you.

Tripologist

Top sites for those flying solo

Tripologist Can you recommend reputable sites that cater primarily for professional singles aged 55-plus who are interested in travelling in a small group?

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Map of Laos

Travel News

Women, sex and holidays: Study looks at female tourists' sexual behaviour

Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have no-strings-attached sexual encounters.

9:06am | Some women use holidays as an opportunity to 'feel like a man' and have sex with no strings attached.

Cheeky marmot photobombs, ruins Greenpeace timelapse video

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 19 Aug | Timelapse video of glacier ruined thanks to 'Marmot Love'.

Melbourne is the world's most liveable city, again

RICHARD WILLINGHAM 19 Aug | Melbourne has retained its status as the world's most liveable city for a fourth consecutive year, out-scoring three other Australian cities in the top 10.

Sultan of Brunei bids for New York's Plaza Hotel

19 Aug | Brunei's latest hotel bid follows celebrities, including Richard Branson and Anna Wintour, who have called for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by the sultan, including the Dorchester in London.

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