It appears a case of political meltdown.
Fresh from winning first prize in popular vote and third overall in the International Ice & Snow Sculpture competition (Concours International de Sculptures sur Neige et sur Glace) in Valloire, France on 28 January, four Thai sculptors, who had a week to kill, decided to visit Cairo just when the popular uprising erupted.
My friend and fellow journo, Lance Woodruff, English sub-editor of MCOT Online News, asked me to share this breaking news story with you.
The Thai coordinator of the four-man team, Arnat Limjirawattana, said the four were set to arrive Saturday (yesterday) in Bangkok.
But when tens of thousands of Egyptians rose against their government, the airport closed.
Wrong place, wrong time and meltdown for the Thai Four?
As of early today, no word yet from the Thai Foreign Affairs Ministry whether the sculptors are allright.
Rock on and practice peace and love.
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Stefan, the ArtTraveler(TM)