Arnaldo Pellini: Photos and Words

A diary about my life abroad

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Sihanoukville is a seaside town in Cambodia known for its nice beaches. We travelled often to Sihanoukville when we lived in Cambodia. One day we walked pass a school yard where kids where having fun. 

Sihanoukville, 2003

Development with the help of Buddhist pagodas

Between 2001 and 2005 I lived with my family in Kampong Thom, in central Cambodia. It was my first long term project  abroad. I worked a lot in pagodas and with pagoda community committees and learned a lot about how these groups can help their communities and about the recent history of Cambodia. I am greatly indebted to all the people I met during those years in the pagodas of the province of Kampong Thom

Meeting in a pagoda
Meeting in a pagoda
Preparing the monks’ lunch

Streets of Kampot

I took these photos in 2001 or 2002. I do not remember well. They have a low exposure. They were the first days of digital cameras and i remember having a memory card of just few Mb. I was in Kampot. in the South of Cambodia, for a language course. It was the beginning of the forus years I spent in Cambodia my family.

Back in Cambodia

Dear all,

here we are again, back in Cambodia, after a short European break. Found again the nice humid weather of the tropics, misty warmth, clear sky, sunny days. Same world as in Europe, but different season. This morning, woke up very early, when the day start for the people living in Phnom Penh. Still dark outside, but one could hear a transistor radio somewhere in the neighbourhood broadcasting Chinese traditional music. Water was splashing as people were taking their morning shower before going to work. This is Phnom Penh, tomorrow Kampong Thom.

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