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Short of a dollar

Young travellers may need to change destinations and saving plans thanks to the weakened Australian dollar, writes Tam Kendi.

United’s defence in good stead

David Moyes must again get his tactics and squad selection right when Manchester United faces Bayern Munich in the morning, writes Paul Murphy.

Football focus: welcome back rabona

A glum looking World Cup winner, a giant burger and the return of the rabona headline the highlights from Europe this week, writes Chris Hearn.

Champions League Final Preview

Ahead of the 2012/13 Champions League Final between German powerhouses Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Paul Bastin and Paddy Naughtin offer their thoughts and predictions for the highest honour in European club football.

Hometown tourists

After learning Southbank was once a waterfall and Federation Square is a giant trampoline, Hannah Rabe asks how well Melburnians know their city.

The year that was: Top ten world events

It has been a year of ups and downs, joy and sadness, and exhilaration and terror for people around the world. Ivana Krsteska unfolds the top events of 2012.

Surfing Europe – by couch

Thinking about travelling the world? Why not start with Europe. upstart’s Katharina Hackler talks to Jane Brown and Brendon Hillman about their recent journey to the continent.