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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Wednesday 9 January 2008 - still morning We're at Deir el-Bahari, at the death temple of female pharaoh Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut’s temple is magnificent. The architect Senmut built it, perfectly harmonising with the surrounding nature. The temple has three terraces carved out of the cliff and [...]