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Our favourite images of the week

We’ve selected some of the most interesting and inspiring travel photos from across the globe, including baby turtles on a Costa Rica beach and a pagan festival in Switzerland.

Top 10 Cuba travel experiences

Twenty-first century Cuba promises to be like nowhere else you’ve ever visited: economically poor, but culturally rich; visibly weathered, but architecturally magnificent; infuriating, yet at the same time, strangely uplifting. Here are the top activities that really embody Cuba’s essence and …

New Evidence Ties Illegal Antiquities Trade to Terrorism, Violent Crime

In Cambodia and beyond, archaeologists and criminologists are fighting the underground trade in cultural treasures.<p>A small convoy of military trucks rumbled to a stop at the site of the ancient Banteay Chhmar temple in northern Cambodia. The armed men inside—members of a rogue military unit—set up …

Travel tips: discover the Isle of Skye and the week's best deals

<b>Take me there: Isle of Skye</b><p><b>Why go?</b><br>Glimmering lochs, mist-draped mountains and powder-white beaches – not to mention a road bridge to the mainland – have made Skye one of Scotland's most visited destinations. But with a little know-how (and a pair of walking boots), it's easy to escape the crowds. …

What should I absolutely not do when visiting your country?

Local etiquette trips up even the savviest travellers – so Quora respondents weighed in with some of the worst mistakes to make abroad.<p>Common sense goes a long way when it comes to learning a country’s proper etiquette. But even the savviest, most observant travellers can make the occasional …

Bali's glass-bottomed hotel room

Set over a freshwater shrimp pond, Udang House (also known as the Shrimp House) at the Bambu Inda Hotel features a bedroom with glass floor panels that reveal a panorama of underwater activity. The rustic-looking suite, made from teak wood, aims to create a “fishing village experience”, kitted out …