It’s the little things that surprise the Cambodian guests in Germany. How it doesn’t get dark until 10 p.m. at the end of May, how fast the high-speed ICE trains run, or how cool it is here, compared to the 40-degree heat they experience in their capital city Phnom Penh at this time of year. “And the streets are so clean!”, they note.
For several of these Cambodian journalists, this was their first trip abroad. Their excursion to Germany was part of the project “Markets and Movers” for business journalists from Cambodia. The aim of the measure, funded by Germany’s Foreign Office, is providing more in-depth understanding of business and economics reporting.