This is the story of a girl born in China on 18 June 2002, and adopted to Norway 9 months later. This is the story of a 17-year-old on the cusp of grown-up life, a happy kid who looked forward to becoming a journalist and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Something is different in Catalonia. Independence flags wave from windows and balconies all over the region, long after the national day, 11 September.
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 [...]
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 [...]