Monday, June 24, 2013

Timor virgins

Making history in Timor Leste - I'm the token Brit amongst these Khmer ground-breakers
Today's team photo comes live from Dili, the capital of Timor Leste (East Timor) as the Phnom Penh Crown Academy team, plus me, make history as the first Khmer sports team to set foot on Timor Leste. Yay, I love being part of history. The Timorese have been very accommodating, police outriders whizzing us through the city streets to the hotel and to training. Food is plentiful and everyone is bending over backwards to make us feel welcome. A crowd of up to 10,000 is expected at tomorrow's game and security will be as tight as a gnat's chuff. We nearly didn't make it though as two of the boys got locked in their hotel room and after one mishap then another, we ended up sprinting through departures to catch our plane, which thankfully waited for us. I was wheezing through my arse after that. It pissed down as we arrived in Dili but aside from that its hot and steamy.

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