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UGC - 45. Mike above Persepolis, Farz province

Iran is a destination with more to offer than you might think - you just have to ask, writes Mike O'Connor.

Your funniest signs from around the world stuff nation gallery

A McDonald's drive-thru served up this treat for Viv Cairns, who said: "Kids thought this was funny as they can't go through drive-thru without their butts!"

We showed you 18 of the world's funniest signs. You saw us and raised us with examples of your own.

The curse of the flower poo

TRAVEL TERRORS: Oh god I can't cope with any more going to the loo. And that was just the beginning.

A Southeast Asian adventure is ruined by an illness, a worm and and an itch that can't be scratched.

How to travel, even if you haven't saved

SWAPPING HOMES: Richard Lintott and his wife turned to home swap as an affordable way to travel the world.

Long and leisurely trips after retirement would have been out of reach if Richard Lintott and his wife hadn't begun home swapping.

Just what the doctor ordered

STOCKING UP: Anne Leonard at the Beaune market.

Bruce Leonard and his wife Anne traded the 'corporate conveyor belt' for life in Burgundy.

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Soaking in the sunset at the top of the waterfall at Gunlom Gunlom, Kakadu National Park.

It might sound daunting, but Kakadu is the best place for learning to stand - and walk - on your own two feet.

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This retreat begins and ends in the warm, clear waters of Rarotonga's Muri Lagoon.

POTENT BREW: Drinking kava used to be reserved for special ceremonies, but things are changing in Vanuatu.

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Going to a kava bar in Vanuatu is like going to a corner pub after a hard day's work.

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