Indonesian independence was proclaimed on 17 August 1945, after the occupying Japanese forces surrendered to the Allies but before the Netherlands could resume colonial rule.
A man’s a man for a’ that
Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard, featured on a USSR Post commemorative postage stamp
Five questions about Argentina – Quick Quiz
Argentina is a fascinating country (and they do bloody good steaks, too). But how much do you know about it? Test your knowledge here!
Pergola Club Hotel and Spa, Mellieħa
Kay and Dave review Mellieħa's Pergola Hotel - a sprawling labyrinth of a place set into a hillside.
A night at the opera – water sleeves and pheasants’ tails
Cantonese opera is an elaborate, elegant and beautiful spectacle - as Kay and Dave found when they were treated to a performance at The Pavilions pool villa resort in Phuket.
William Williams’ oil-on-canvas landscape of the world’s first iron bridge – both bridge and painting created to publicise Abraham Darby III’s ironworks.
Time for another random collection of questions with no particular theme. Have fun!
A Kazakh bride sits in wedding dress on a horse outside a yurt.
Upnor Castle on the Medway estuary in Kent, built to defend Chatham Dockyard from raids.