I always have wireless internet problems when I'm in Siem Reap. Extremely annoying. Hence why I've been quiet for the last day or so. I'm in the office on the landline now. I arrived in Siem Reap on Monday afternoon after the usual 6 hour Mekong Express bus trip. Today I'm doing a bit of research and seeing friends and tomorrow we're off to Phnom Kulen for on-the-ground research and possibly a one night's stay somewhere on the top of the mountain. We haven't worked out exactly where yet. And at this time of year we have the rain to contend with which could make life a bit difficult and trying. We shall see.
Though I'm having internet connection problems, I did hear about a serious problem in Memot
a couple of days ago and Kent Davis has posted some important information on his website
which I urge you to read. The destruction of these early Khmer archaeological sites in Cambodia is incredibly frustrating for all concerned, as Samrong was discovered fairly recently and I don't believe much reserach work had been undertaken before the bulldozers moved in a few days ago.
Labels: Memot, Phnom Kulen, Siem Reap