A local’s guide to Dundee: top 10 tips

On the waterfront Dundee and the River Tay come as a pair. From William McGonagall’s poetry paying tribute to “the silvery Tay”, recounting the rail bridge disaster of 1879, to the current waterfront transformation, the river is the lifeblood of the town. The best way to see the city from the Tay estuary is to […]

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10 of the best small-scale cruises worldwide

The first tourist ship to negotiate the river passage from the Vietnamese Mekong to the more tranquil Cambodian side in 2003, the RV Mekong Pandaw is still doing the trip today. The 24 teak-and-brass cabins have panoramic windows, and complimentary ice-cream is served from dawn to dusk on the sundeck.• Pandaw’s four-night Saigon-Phnom Penh trip […]

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Scotland has been voted the world’s most beautiful country – here’s why

If the blue (if chilly) waters of Calgary Bay don’t charm you, perhaps the delicious dread of Glencoe will. As Scotland tops a poll as the most stunning place on the planet, a local suggests the sights for which eyes were invented A delightful mix of smugness and lack of surprise is being felt across […]

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