Explore the winter wonderland of Helsinki to find out why Finns are the happiest people on earth. Skate with the world champion National Finnish Ice Hockey team, dive into the sounds of the city from Sibelius to Heavy Metal. and learn the rules of Finnish Sauna – wood cabins and icy plunges.
From swamp to city, we explore Washington's power, the good and the bad, with the help of those who have pulled its levers. We walk the presidential inauguration route and visit buildings that have left their mark. From the streets underfoot to the view from the top, from the Capitol chambers to the salons of Georgetown, Washington exudes power that must be experienced to understand.
Berlin is not the capital city you’d expect to find at the centre of Europe’s largest economy. Laid back, low rise, and rather green, it feels more like a town. With a strong music culture, the legacy of cabaret, and of course the city’s 20th century troubles, there are many points of interest for the visitor. Join Richard Quest as he travels to Berlin to discover the people and places which make this city a must on any traveller's itinerary.
Athens is home to the mythology of gods, the start of civilization and the foundation of the classics, but its recent history reads more like a Greek drama - coups, monarchies in exile, and war after war. Now, as Athens emerges from the cloud of a financial crisis, the Greek spirit is proving to be alive and well. Richard Quest travels to this ancient city to meet the people who are determined to carry on its legacy.
A land so rich and so perfectly positioned on the world map, Panama has tempted conquerors, famous pirates, and global superpowers throughout history. It has always been seen as a bridge - between the Americas, between oceans and between cultures. Today, gleaming skyscrapers, rivaling cities like Dubai, stand alongside 16th century ruins as Panama City carves out an image of its own choosing. Richard Quest travels to this place to experience the complex tapestry that makes up its DNA, and to understand the legendary figures who've shaped the city's identity.
Nairobi, Kenya. It is a city abuzz, vibrant in its colors, its mix of 42 cultures, its world-famous marathoners, its religious fervor. Perhaps nowhere else can you go on safari in the middle of the city, where you can see wildlife with the backdrop of a thriving metropolis. Richard Quest journeys to Nairobi to discover its DNA and the people and experiences that make Nairobi one of East Africa’s most vibrant cities.
Istanbul is uniquely poised across the European and Asian continents. Over 8000 years, it has been an imperial capital to three empires, shaped and reshaped by a wholly unique mix of migrant cultures spanning from Eastern Europe into North Africa and the Middle East.
At the edge of a continent, an iconic city beckons. Pass through its golden gate and anything goes. We explore the DNA of San Francisco, where radical ideas are born and thrive; a city where hippies, and their summer of love, evolved into the revered and reviled tech industry; a place so scintillating that a local newspaper column captivated a global audience with its “Tales of the City”. Join Richard Quest as he finds magic in the hills of San Francisco.