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Angkor Thom’s Bayon is Asia’s happiest temple
Welcome to the happiest temple in Asia.
Hundreds of huge faces smile down from Bayon, at the heart of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. STEPHEN SCOURFIELD reports.
More Australians taking out travel insurance
Survey reveals travel insurance an increasing priority for Australian travellers
In praise of escapism
A long-time contributor to Travel’s pages, writer JOHN BORTHWICK recently won the 2020 Pacific Area Travel Association’s (PATA) Gold Award for Best Destination Story.
Here, he takes a light-hearted look at travel and writing, exploring Thailand and the greatly under-rated virtues of escapism.
Streams of thought that mesmerise
Stephen Scourfield goes with the flow through time and tide
Different world just weeks ago
STEPHEN SCOURFIELD, stuck at home, muses on Siem Reap
Making a cuppa is serious business
Tradition and artistry unite, writes STEPHEN SCOURFIELD
Boost your immunity
STEPHEN SCOURFIELD looks at how to keep viral infections at bay
Sacred beauties tell Sri Lanka’s story
RONAN O’CONNELL looks at some of the country’s most historic and celebrated shrines
The Pod Well Travelled Episode 4
Australia's bush fire crisis and the Federal government's $76 million tourism recovery package throw into relief the relationship between caring for our unique flora and fauna and maintaining an industry central to helping sustain and promote them. In our latest podcast, Will Yeoman talks to Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield about Australia's "brand" in a competitive international tourism market. They also discuss overrated holiday destinations, travelling vicariously through telling stories, the rise of the holiday selfie and more...
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