A Day Like Any Other Day

It's a chilly winter day and I'm in the state where the wind comes sweeping down the plain. The Sooner state, the Boomer Paradise, the core of Tornado Alley, the only state with an active oil rig next to the state capitol building. Lately, also [...]

Postcards from Outcast Isle

Imagine standing here, looking across to the mainland, knowing that’s where your family and friends are – and where you might not set foot for 20 years or so. View of Cape Town from Robben Island. Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of [...]

World at a Glance: Beslan memorial in San Marino

Wandering about in tiny San Marino, the world's oldest republic, I stumbled upon this boy with the troubled face - a monument to victims of the school siege in Beslan in 2004.

Catalonia – a new European state?

Something is different in Catalonia. Independence flags wave from windows and balconies all over the region, long after the national day, 11 September.

The streets of Oslo are filled with love

Terrorism. In Oslo, one of the safest cities in the world, one of the most peaceful. A month ago, the worst tragedy since World War II hit Norway. A mad man, a terrorist, set off a bomb near the Prime Minister's office, killing 8. He [...]

Kuwait Towers

30-year-old Kuwait Towers is probably the best known landmark on the Arabian Peninsula. Outside Dubai, that is. Designed by Scandinavians, and comprising two large spheres and a spike, the iconic towers are likely the top tourist attraction in Kuwait City. My first proper look at [...]

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