Woman pretending to kiss the Sphinx, Egypt. Solo travel.

Roam alone

Breaking free of the tribe can deliver the holiday of a lifetime, writes frequent soloist Julietta Jameson.

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Kyrgyzstan, on road to the border.

Traveller's Tale

In freezing Kyrgyzstan, Barbara Bryan has dinner in a yurt and is warmed by hearty soup, vodka and dancing.

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Remote beauty ... camel dealers at Tolkuchka Bazaar.

A tale of two 'Stans

Helen Anderson finds the bizarre and beautiful on a road trip through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

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Yangtze River, China.

Pursuits of passion

Be it saving bears, unearthing ruins or chasing miracles, special-interest tours get you to the heart of the action.

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World's top 10 weirdest cities

Weird, wacky or simply wonderful. You think you've seen it all but these cities will make you look again. Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009 names the world's top 10 most eccentric cities.

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Off-duty, off-road

From war zones to playgrounds, rust belts to resorts, the ABC's legion of foreign correspondents has seen it all. But even reporters need a holiday. David Scott asks six to nominate their favourite destinations.

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