The US Embassy has told me that they cannot come and get us, so we have to wait it out here. The sounds and feel of fighting is louder and closer. The walls and windows here shake, and we can feel the explosions.
OK, fighting is right at the gate of the hotel. We’re all in the dinning area. There are a handful of EU soldiers around, but we are still hoping that there is nothing in this hotel that the rebels want, which I’m sure is the case. They want to take the palace, and the palace is just down the street.