Nathan A. Thompson

cambodia

This Iraqi Refugee Family Makes Cambodia’s Best Baba Ghanouj

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.
Nathan A. Thompson
2.7.17
cambodia

Cambodian Weddings Are an Excuse for Offal and Line Dancing

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.
Nathan A. Thompson
8.8.16
Philippines

Filipino Hog Roasts Are Next Level

The La Loma neighbourhood of Manila is famous for lechon—a spit-roasted, herb-stuffed, suckling pig cooked over charcoal and considered by many as the national dish of the Philippines.
Nathan A. Thompson
7.15.16
Stuff

Why Does BO Sometimes Smell Like Weed?

Seeking an answer to one of life's most important questions.
Nathan A. Thompson
2.1.16
Pizza

Building a Pizza Oven on a Tuk-Tuk Is As Impossible as It Sounds

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.
Nathan A. Thompson
1.2.16
Stuff

The Easiest Way to Live Life Fully Is to Follow Your Weird

I spoke to author and scholar Erik Davis about counter-culture, "haunted technology" and how important it is to "confront the void".
Nathan A. Thompson
12.22.14
Stuff

Having Dinner with North Korea's Celebrity Defector

I met Yeonmi Park in London recently to discuss her escape and subsequent fame.
Nathan A. Thompson
11.4.14
News

Military Police Are Killing the Cambodians Who Make Your Clothes

Fighting between cops and factory workers is escalating rapidly.
Nathan A. Thompson
1.3.14
Travel

Meet Cambodia's Magic Toddler

Two-year-old Kong Keng can supposedly heal any ailment just by breathing on you.
Nathan A. Thompson
11.12.13
Travel

I Tested Out Three of Cambodia's Spiritual Practices

And learned that Cambodian ghosts apparently don't believe in Jesus.
Nathan A. Thompson
5.20.13