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!

 

from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

susan_r4, Selca and 16 more people faved this
  • Michael Steighner 6y

    Very reasonable rates too! Nice that you are promoting him Trey. Love you process on these too :)
  • susan_r4 6y

    Wonderful story Trey - your driver looks super nice and you were lucky to have such a dedicated one - sounds like such fun - I would have enjoyed it too!
  • Zairol Akmar Huri 6y

    wonderful shot my fren.. hv a pleasant journey.
  • Selca 6y

    great portrait
  • kia's r kid 6y

    WOW... very nice guy! & beautiful places
  • Daniel Dunlap 6y

    sloth love chunk
  • Dave 6y

    Really great captures here!
  • Vlad Bezden 6y

    Nice guy and I feel sorry for him. I like your pictures from Cambodia.
  • John Maffei 6y

    Cool shot and great story! Amazing what people can learn to live with. It makes you feel very lucky!
  • Pachelbel Canon 6y

    Vivid and memorable portrait.
  • Kiki FL 6y

    Brilliant series! If only we could accept ourselves the way this man has done...there is a great lesson in this photo.
  • bevcraigwhite 6y

    SO interesting !!!! Thanks for the pics, and the story...appreciated indeed !!!!

    *This is a *Brilliant~Eye~Jewel!*
    You are invited to add your picture to our pool!

    *Please tag with BEJ*.
  • Bun Thoeun Pein 6y

    Thanks for the recommendation...I'll try to find him when I go to Siem Reap in the future.
  • Lucas Magalhães 6y

    oh man... looks like an incredible country!! i would love to see all those ancient statues and temples, i bet its almost a religious experience...
  • espressoDOM 6y

    wow
    serious character in that face....
  • Mahesh Telkar 6y

    interesting character ! nice to know to about him and thanks for introducing to tour guide Ratnak
  • langkawi 6y

    Really nice dedication. Welcome to the club of the one-eyed....
  • Rocío Miron 6y

    wow, this is really good,
  • Robin Schmidt 6y

    Amblyopia? Me too!
  • Hecuba Dionysus 5y

    LOL
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