Were were told back in November that our road was going to be paved but December came and went ..no new road. Then it rumoured to happen in February….then May…then the rains came. Suddenly this week on Tuesday in the middle of the rainy season the road was full of diggers and rollers. Why we ask would they start when it looks like rain and when it rains hard the whole road floods? Oh well this is Cambodia and things are always a bit different…….
So after 2 days of digging, chainsawing trees down, digging up power cable poles and moving them and house shaking roller….a nice flat sort of level road. BUT looming overhead were the familiar rain clouds. (I learnt a new Khmer word for rain this week… “pleaung batmeay” which literally means “broken sky” great word for torrential rain)
After about 2 hours of torrential rain this is what our new road looked like….
Now the water has gone down but the road is like liquid chocolate and the motorbike slips and slides over it!! However at least when it was flooded there were not hidden potholes to fall into. So apparently the road is due to be finished in 2 weeks…..we will wait and see. 🙂