Thursday, October 23, 2008
Just back into the office after my Mekong Express bus journey from Siem Reap this morning. It was a whistle-stop couple of days in Siem Reap, not a temple in sight unfortunately though I did poke my nose into the storage building in Kompong Thom (opposite the Arunras hotel), where the fine arts folks keep their best pieces, awaiting the completion of their new provincial museum - which is probably the smallest museum I've ever seen. It'll be able to house a couple of lintels and one of their broken Sambor Prei Kuk lions and that's about it! Currently I'm steaming through my overloaded email in-basket and then off to watch Cambodia play the Philippines at 4pm in the 3rd of their AFF Suzuki Cup qualifying matches. It should be Cambodia's toughest test so far. More later.