My driver in Cambodia

This was my driver in Siem Reap, Cambodia. He’s a heck of a nice guy. We had a growing retinue as the weekend wore on, and he was always there to help out! First it started out with just my guide, Ratanak (who recently set up his own Cambodia Tour Guide site here – I recommend him!), and then we added one monk and then another. By the end, we had five us piled into his car and we were having a great time.

He was there every morning at 4:30 AM to pick me up for first light and there every night until sunset. We kind of bonded because of the one-eye thing… (I also only see from one eye). I asked about it and he said it happened when he was a young boy. It’s been gradual, but he has gotten used to it; He seemed to be at as much ease as the monks in the backseat with me. Below are a few of the places he took me… thanks again mate!

My Driver in Cambodia

The Buddha King of Angkor Wat

Evening Night Bathing Angkor Wat under Impending Storm

  • WOW!

    What an eye that is! Nice portrait!


  • ihz

    impressive, i like all the three pics!

  • How nice that you found such a wonderful driver in Angkor Wat, and that you had something in common with sight in one eye. That was a special bond!! I like all three pictures, very suttle with nice textures, great job!!! Thanks for sharing the photos and your story!

  • casusan

    Love all of these Trey and your fun and interesting stories!

  • matthew gaston

    Wow great photos as always:)

  • matthew gaston

    Wow great photos! Love the last one cant wait to see it on my home computer:)

  • I’ve been enjoying your site – love your pictures – love your easy voice and approachability – covet your travels!

  • Cullen St. Martin

    Amazing pictures, the third is my favorite.
    Simply amazing.


  • thank you so much for recommending Ratanak , we will be meeting him next week in Siem Reap. :O))

  • David Atchley

    I visited Siem Reap and Angkor Wat about 8 years ago. We had a very nice driver named Sa Pei. He took us through Angkor Wat “backwards”. We started in reverse of the normal tourist route, and therefore had almost a private tour of the temples. It was truly one of the highlights of my life. Angkor Wat is a photographer’s dream. It screams (LOL) black and white and sepia tones. I probably took about 1,000 pictures while we were there.

    Sadly, since I was there, the infrastructure of the small city of Siem Reap has changed dramatically. Now, there are all the usual high-end hotels (Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, etc.) so that this formerly natural Cambodian city now has millions of tourists passing through it annually. I’m afraid that the increase in tourist traffic will soon take it’s toll on the ruins. It’s sad what corporate greed will do to some of our wonders of the ancient world.

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