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The world’s greatest guilty pleasures

Indulge your vices with these examples of excess from around the globe, from unadulterated hedonism on a Thai beach to sleeping in a Mughal palace in India.
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Top excursions from Melbourne

There is a plethora of stunning scenery and interesting activities located just outside the city – from scenic coastal drives to the world’s smallest penguins.



Melbourne’s Aussie-winning moment

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After years of competing with Sydney for international attention, the city now lays claim to some of Australia’s finest eateries, theatres, galleries and sporting cathedrals.
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The Passport blog

In brief: The Costa Concordia wreck

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Every Friday, we help you navigate the week’s most important and interesting travel news stories.
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Beyond the Headlines

10 sites of religious pilgrimage

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As Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, is threatened by development, we take a look at several awe-inspiring centres of worship that draw devotees from all around the world.
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Localites

Calligraphic graffiti in Hong Kong

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On display this month are works by an enigmatic late graffiti painter, who was only posthumously recognized as a world-class artist.
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