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Restaurant “Friends” in Phnom Penh – a project that initially started to help street children back in 1994

Being in the capital, it was about time for some REALLY great food and drinks. We found it at two places that could not be more different: the most luxurious hotel in town, Le Royal, and a restaurant run by former street children and their teachers, called Friends. Continue Reading →

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Phnom Penh – National Museum, Royal Palace

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Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

Our first destination was the Royal Place, but we were not admitted because Heidi wore a sleeveless shirt. We completely had forgotten about that! So instead of buying a T-shirt at the “conveniently” placed shop next to the ticket office, we headed for the National Museum nearby. Continue Reading →

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“Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant”

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“Pour Un Sourire d’Enfant”, Phnom Penh

This project was established in 1996 to support underprivileged children who work and live in the streets around the Stung Meanchey garbage dump. It was in 1995 that the inhuman conditions of small children poking through the steaming, decaying garbage was brought to the attention of a French couple and this is what the achieved in the course of 12 years. Continue Reading →

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Phnom Penh – A City Of Contrasts

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In the streets of Phnom Penh

Huge contrasts were the first thing that we observed, already when arriving by bus through the outskirts of the city. The newest, most shiny building may sit next to a completely dilapidated wooden hut on stilts in swampy terrain. This characteristic is also true for the city center, where elegant hotels or new government buildings are not far from the thousands of ghastly dwellings on the shores of Lake Boeng Kak or the Tonle Sap River. Continue Reading →

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