Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Took the Mey Hong minibus to Siem Reap this morning. The road between the capital and Batheay is absolutely crap and has been like that for far too long. The road widening is taking forever and the traffic is horrendous. Mey Hong is one of the quicker ways to get to Siem Reap by road as the driver plays chicken with the other traffic. Not for the faint-hearted. And it was a bad day for a dog who didn't make it across the road in time. The small road along the river is being used as a rat run but now a bunch of minibuses are using it, so its as slow as the main road. The kind folks at Shinta Mani are putting me up for a couple of nights with tour guide training on the schedule all day tomorrow. I was just about to jump into the pool this afternoon when it started to rain. Grrr. Big thanks to Marpha at Shinta Mani for a slap-up meal tonight too. They are pulling out all the stops. Just heard that they will take over the Royal Bay Inn next year and give it a Bill Bensley makeover to make it into the Shinta Mani Resort.