The fairytale of the Little Mermaid has become famous worldwide, and is forever memorialised in a statue in Copenhagen. So, where did Hans Christian Andersen get his inspiration from, and why is she so popular now?
In the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, the Grand Palace is one of the most important buildings in the city. It has been home to the country’s royal family for centuries – so why did they choose to build it here?
Victoria Peak, also known as The Peak, is the highest point on Hong Kong Island. With sweeping views over the city, it has become Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attraction – and its most expensive residential area! So how did this hill become so popular?
In the city centre of Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, a fortress sits atop an extinct volcano. Edinburgh Castle has long been of huge importance to the city, so what has happened here?
The City of Lights, of Love, of Fashion… whatever you call it, the French capital of Paris is a city famous worldwide. So what has happened here, and what should you do when visiting?
Meiji Jingu, or Meiji Shrine in English, is a serene temple in the middle of Tokyo, dedicated to one of Japan’s former emperors – so who was Meiji and why was he so important?
Visitors to Dublin are likely to pay a visit to the Trinity College campus, with its beautiful buildings, and the famous Book of Kells on display. So how did it get to be so important?
Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and famous cenotes. But what are they and how did they come to be in the first place?
Buckingham Palace is one of the most famous sights in London, as the home of the Queen and the Royal Family. What else has happened here over the years though?
Taiwan is a small island nation, and Taipei is its capital city. It was once part of Imperial China – but how did it become the last stronghold of the Republic of China now?