Nathan A. Thompson
Muna, her husband, and five sons fled their war torn hometown of Fallujah for Cambodia two years ago. Now in Phnom Penh, the family runs a restaurant recreating traditional Iraqi dishes with a makeshift oven and improvised ingredients.
Weddings are a big deal in Cambodia. In rice-farming villages, people don’t often get to eat five kinds of meat in one sitting or drink until even the most wayward dance moves seem appropriate.
VICE News joined a conservation NGO as it tracked illegally logged wood from forests in southern Cambodia to a factory in Phnom Penh which makes clothes for brands including GAP and Timberland.
Students from Bhutan’s Royal Thimphu College have created an MSG-free wheat flour pasta shaped to look like the lucky “endless knot” symbol of Buddhist traditions.
Three years ago, four friends had a dream to open Cambodia’s first wood-fired pizza oven on a tuk-tuk. Today, after numerous rebuilds and one moped crash, Katy Peri Pizza is a favourite Phnom Penh street food.
For the Chin women of western Myanmar, outer beauty starts with an inky black, fully tattooed face. But the government has banned the custom, and tourists are flooding in to document the dying tradition.
It's not easy to find a strap-on or a vibrator if you live in the home of the Angkor Wat, so you have to get creative.
Three people were reportedly executed in North Korea recently for watching a South Korean drama on their phones. But despite extreme censorship, many North Koreans secretly access foreign media.