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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A local’s guide to Trieste: 10 top tips

The Italian port city has blossomed from being a frontier post at the edge of the Balkans into vibrant cultural hub – with excellent seafood Trieste’s Barcolana regatta – in pictures Discovering Trieste also means discovering The Carso, a steep limestone plateau that follows the Gulf of Trieste and the Slovenia border, is perfect for […]

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10 of the best new luxury hostels

From India to Peru, all these places offer boutique-hotel touches at budget prices. We pick 10 recent openings from a new book on posh hostels The House of Sandeman Hostel and Suites, Porto This hostel in an 18th-century building sits on top of the Sandeman wine cellar, by the River Douro. Dorm beds are mounted […]

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10 of the best Michelin-rated restaurants in Bangkok

Bangkok holidays The first Michelin guide to Bangkok’s brilliant food scene reveals a city where both fine dining and street food can be as affordable as they are adventurous Flame on … owner/chef Jay Fai at her shop-house restaurant, one of only three Michelin-starred street-food venues in the world. With the publication in December 2017 […]

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