Exploring Japan’s hot springs

· Euronews · Beppu, Japan

Beppu, the Japanese spa resort on the island of Kyushu, is famous for its onsen — natural hot springs. Denis Loctier, Euronews: “In Japan, underground heat turns into a rather heavenly experience for many tourists visiting the hot spring town of

Cycling over the sea

· Euronews · Shimanami Kaido, Japan

In this episode of Adventures, we hop on bikes in our continuing exploration of Japanese islands. Denis Loctier, Euronews: “Did you know that in Japan, you can cross the sea on a bicycle? Small islands between Honshu and Shikoku are linked

Exploring Japan’s wonders by kayak

· Euronews · Miyajima, Japan

Our Japanese Adventures continue on Itsukushima – a small island in Hiroshima Bay, often called Miyajima, or the “Shrine Island”. Denis Loctier, Euronews: “It’s rather unusual to discover a famous landmark on a kayak, except if you’re visiting the Itsukushima Shrine,

Pilgrimage trail on Shikoku Island

· Euronews · Shikoku Island, Japan

A journey of discovery and enlightenment: our Japanese Adventures continue on the island of Shikoku with its 88 temples welcoming pilgrims from around the world. Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four principle islands, is encircled with sacred places of Buddhism.

Would-be ninjas nurture their inner warrior in Akame, Japan

· Euronews · Akame, Japan

Our Japanese Adventures begin on the Honshu island where the pristine forest in Iga Province is known as the birthplace of ninja. Ninja is the stuff of legends and many action films. Now, anybody can let out their inner ninja

Clearing mines from the ancient site of Palmyra with restoration work ongoing

· Euronews · Palmira, Syria

“Palmyra was under control of the co-called Islamic State for almost a year. During that time, its architectural heritage was partially destroyed. The iconic Bel Temple and the Temple of Baalshamin, built more than 2000 years ago were left in

Heirs of the Great Steppe

· Euronews · Astana, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is celebrating its ancient roots with around 100 events across the country marking the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate. Founded by Genghis Khan’s descendants in the 15th century, the Khanate was the first separate state of the Kazakhs

Robot divers

· Euronews · Rummu, Tallinn, Estonia

Underwater archaeology is an exciting, but sometimes risky field of studies. To eliminate those risks a European research project, ARROWS, is working to develop robots that help humans in dangerous environments. A now flooded Soviet-era quarry in Rummu, Estonia is

Derbent: the heritage of ages

· Euronews · Derbent, Dagestan, Russia

 Derbent, the oldest and southernmost city on Russia’s territory, is officially marking its 2,000th anniversary — an opportunity for the residents of Dagestan to celebrate the rich cultural and historical heritage of a Republic often associated with social problems and

Traveller’s diary: Batumi

· Euronews · Batumi, Georgia

Batumi is Georgia’s party capital, and the main reason people come here from across the region is its spirit of freedom and fun. Georgian laws are more open-minded when it comes to drinking and casinos than those in neighbouring Turkey,