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The Big Picture: reader travel photos, January 25, 2014

I was standing at the beginning of the pier when these two luscious Swedes decided to go for a swim. It was refreshing to see older women who still looked great in their bikinis and had the confidence to pull it off. Yvonne Schnelle

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Tim the Yowie Man: The Waterfall Way

Stuck for ideas on what to do this Australia Day? Why not climb Kosciuszko, check out the dramatic escarpment country of the Southern Highlands and what I call the Waterfall Way, or head to the...

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Top travel photos, January 24, 2014

Bangkok Red Light District

Take a look at some of the top travel photos from around the world this week.

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The world's and Australia's top 10 best hotels

Best hotel in the world ... Switzerland's historic five-star Grand Hotel Kronenhof.

Take a look at the world's top 10 best hotels and the Australia's top 10 best hotels as named by TripAdvisor's annual Travellers' Choice Awards for 2014.

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Patching up Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue

A worker inspects the Christ the Redeemer statue.

Rio de Janeiro’s famed Christ statue is being repaired after two fingers and its head were chipped during recent lightning storms.

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Valentine's Day gift guide

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What to get that special someone.

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Australia's tourism ads through the ages

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As the famous Paul Hogan tourism ads turn 30 years old, take a look back at some of the memorable images produced to promote Australia over the years.

Thaipusam Hindu festival

A Hindu devotee has his back pierced with hooks and weighed down with lime before starting his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves, outside Kuala Lumpur.

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil calendar month of Thai, and celebrated in honour of the Hindu god Lord Murugan.

Tim the Yowie Man: Nature's quirks

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The Yowie Man investigates a summer spike in out-of-place animals, from surfing echidnas to giant hitchhiking stick insects.

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Top travel photos, January 17, 2014

Salar de Uyuni

Take a look at some of the top travel photos from around the world this week.

Railway Hotel Tour of Britain

Anthony Dennis, Fairfax Media's national travel editor, discovers that there's a glimmer of a second golden age of rail, on a railway hotel tour of Britain.

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The Big Picture: reader travel photos, January 18, 2014

Polar Bear

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Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

Spring Creek Mountain Cafe and Cottages

Tim the Yowie Man: The unicorn

Our hero is on the trail of another mystery at Pipers Lookout, Rutherford Creek.

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The Big Picture: reader travel photos, January 11, 2014

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Tim the Yowie Man: Floating rocks

Masses of pumice stones washed up at the south coast had visitors and locals at Broulee scratching their heads.

Niagara Falls frozen

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in Canada frozen as a result of record low temperatures by polar vortex.

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Top travel photos, January 10, 2014

Take a look at some of the top travel photos from around the world this week.

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Six of the best: desert camps

Amangiri, Utah desert camp

From Namibia to Mongolia to Chile, Ute Junker discovers six of the best desert camps around the world.

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China's spectacular ice city opens

A worker takes a rest while giving the last touches to an ice replica of Rome's Colosseum ahead of the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China.

Scenes from the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. As China's most famous and popular winter attraction, the festival has drawn a combined 28.