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South America

South America air travel: Alive and kicking

Ute Junker Air travel in South America is not all dog eat dog, as Ute Junker discovered.

Bargains

Get going: trek to Tibet

BELINDA JACKSON Make the trek to the hotel everyone is talking about, the new Shangri-La Lhasa.

Worldwide

My way on the highway: An expert's guide to travelling solo

Travelling by yourself can be daunting, but has its rewards.

Ute Junker Put off by the prospect of travelling alone? Ute Junker has been doing it for two decades. Here are her tried and tested survival strategies.

Tripologist

The Tripologist: What are your thoughts on Myanmar?

MICHAEL GEBICKI This is one south-east Asian country that still evokes a potent sense of the mysterious Orient.

Brazil

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil: Spirited away

Ute Junker In Salvador de Bahia, locals throw one hell of a party every Tuesday, writes Ute Junker.

Global

Travel souvenirs: Confessions of a fridge magnate

A hideous reminder of home triggers a hunt for equally ugly souvenirs, writes Keith Austin.

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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Peru

Peru: The Incan awakening

Unhappy memories of Peruvian food are banished on a new culinary expedition, Katrina Lobley writes.

Hotels

Six of the best: High-rise hotels

Ute Junker Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.

Argentina

Strokes of genius

Alfredo Genovese art

Paintbrush in hand, Kerry van der Jagt discovers a colourful side to Buenos Aires.

Luxe Nomad

Travel scams: Sometimes you just can't avoid them

Beware of scams ... prostitutes in Rio have been known to drug prospective customers and rob them.

Lee Tulloch I was in Paris last April walking down one of the grand boulevards when a woman walking towards me suddenly bent down and picked up something.

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Restaurants

I know this great little place: Rodolfo Guzman

Simon Thomsen At Borago, Guzman's restaurant in Santiago, Chile, he focuses on native ingredients and tradition.

Peru

Old beauty, new chic

Hotel B, Lima, Barranco

Ben Groundwater Hotel B encapsulates the bohemian charm of Barranco in Lima, writes Ben Groundwater.

Global

Petals from heaven

Keukenhof

Brian Johnston Spring has almost sprung in the northern hemisphere, writes Brian Johnston.

Spas

Beauty by tradition

Indigenous treatments are popping up on spa menus around the world, writes Catherine Marshall.

Airlines

Flight test: LAN Airlines business class

LAN business class.

Flight Test From the welcome-aboard pisco sour to the friendly crew, service is impeccable.

Gourmet travel

Dine-in delights: the world's best hotel restaurants

Las Balsas

Ute Junker When the food matters as much as the rooms, check our list of hot hotels, writes Ute Junker.

Brazil

World Cup 2014 Brazil: a guide for visitors

Afternoon parade in Ipanema neighbourhood in Rio.

For the 2014 World Cup but for travellers to Brazil, everyone is a winner, writes Michael Visontay.

Global

Gone tomorrow: the places you need to visit, right now

Dead sea

From the Galapagos to the Great Barrier Reef, there are some destinations you can't keep putting off for a visit, writes Michael Gebicki.

Argentina

Now showing

The movies are a must in Buenos Aires, writes Stephen Phelan.