Top travel photos of the week

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

Mummified monk found in Buddha statue

A Buddha statue from China that conceals the remains of a monk who turned himself into a mummy almost a millennium ago is the centerpiece of an exhibition in Budapest.

Plane skids off runway in New York

Delta Air Lines plane skids off runwayand crashes into a fence at LaGuardia Airport.

Top spots for animal lovers

Japan's cat island had a burst of publicity recently but there are plenty of places where cute-ish animals hang out.

Skeleton horse erected in London

London's Trafalgar Square, full of tourists, pigeons and military monuments, has a new occupant.

Air NZ warned over insurance sales

Commerce Commission is concerned the airline is misleading customers when selling travel insurance.

Dislike at first sight

We glared at each other with haughty sniffs and the occasional deep groan rumbling from his hairy chest.

Turkish Airlines plane skids off runway

Passengers and crew of a Turkish Airlines flight had to be evacuated when their aircraft skid off the runway.

The mistakes travellers keep making

If you're getting stupidly drunk or riding around on a moped, you may wish to check the fine print.

Holi: India's Festival of Colour kicks off

Holi is celebrated across India as a welcoming of spring and a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.

'Golden Mile' to promote food, wine

A new cycle trail on the outskirts of Blenheim will have wine lovers and foodies reaching for their lycra.

Photos: Inside Boeing's luxury private jet

Take a look inside the Boeing 747 jumbo jet built for one VIP.

Conrad Hilton to plead guilty to disrupting flight

Conrad Hilton has agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London to Los Angeles last year .

The rock that is fooling the tourists

So many tourists mistake this other big rock in Central Australia it's been nicknamed 'Fool-uru'.

Singapore noodles? There's no such thing

Would ask for french fries in France? No? So why would you ask for Singaporean noodles in the Lion City?

Auckland aces quality of life

Auckland's quality of life again rates among world's best, but Wellington lags a little.

US air traffic control system a hacking risk

A new report shows that America's system for guiding aircraft is at "increased and unnecessary risk" of being hacked.

Secrets to saving on your bar tab

A daily libation - or two - can run up a hefty bar tab by the end of your trip. So how do you save on your bar tab?

An Arctic town in the limelight

In Sweden, there are people who say that you can hear the northern lights.

10 things to do in the Cook Islands

While the Cooks Islands are known for their weather, their culture and natural gems shine even on a rainy day.

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