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Nathan James Thomas

EuropeIntrepid Times Interviews
September 24, 2020

Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide – Interview with Darmon Richter

Writer and photographer Darmon Richter has been a friend of Intrepid Times since we first interviewed him back in 2016. With the release of his stunning new book, Chernobyl: A…
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January 18, 2020

Assault on the Senses

A writer attempts to describe the intensity of India while avoiding the ultimate cliché. When the journalist Christopher Hitchens went to Prague during the final years of communism, he made…
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December 5, 2019

Tirana from all Angles

In the streets of Albania, a traveler finds evidence of a country trying to distance itself from its political past. Editor's note: This article was written before the world's deadliest…
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Intrepid Times Interviews
September 11, 2019

On Wanderlust and Whitman: Interview with Photojournalist B.A. Van Sise

On any given day, you may find B.A. Van Sise teaching a photography course in Mongolia, testing vintage film in Kosovo, touring with the Cuban National Circus, or riding shotgun…
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February 26, 2019

Madrid – Mysteries Overlooked

Madrid is a languid rush. As in all big cities, people look ahead and walk with purpose. Yet they move slowly. Pedestrians habitually pause in the middle of the street,…
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October 16, 2018

Some Corner of a Foreign Field

The Story of Five New Zealand POW’s Buried in Poznan, Poland A New Zealand expat in Poznan discovers the story of five countrymen buried far from home. First published in…
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EuropeTravel journal
August 24, 2018

In Search of My Family’s Jewish History in Lublin, Poland

Walking across the border from Slovakia into Poland felt like crossing into Narnia. The bridge that connects the two countries was covered in snow, surrounded by white mountains and frost…
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July 9, 2018

Surviving Baijiu, China’s Pungent Grain Alcohol

My friend paused, holding the small bottle in his hand. It was dark, and for a moment the streets of Kunming seemed to grow silent. The cars stopped honking. The…
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