On November 5 the UK celebrates Guy Fawkes Day – when Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament – with huge bonfires and firework displays. Here, we take a look at the origins of fireworks.

King Tut Day

King Tut Day celebrates the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings on November 4, 1922.

Bangkok’s Golden Wats

Hundreds of glorious wats (Buddhist temples) can be found across Bangkok and form a unique part of the city’s landscape. Their towers reach into the sky, glittering with gold leaf, coloured glass and pieces of pottery. The best time to visit is early in the morning. (more…)

Kids’ Guide to Surabaya

August 17, 2016, marks Indonesia’s 71st year of independence. Known as the ‘city of heroes’, Surabaya – the capital of East Java – played a crucial role in securing independence for the country