Here’s some great feedback we just got from one of our guests who recently visited Cambodia:
Journeys Within made our stay in Siem Reap outstanding! Our guide “Chai” was great and we ended up with many philosophical discussions with him…we would strongly recommend him…and please give him our warmest regards. Unfortunately, I can’t remember our guide’s name who took us to his village home, but he was also very personable. The pride he took in not only learning English of his own accord, but also of his village and his simple but very satisfying life as a rice farmer was very enlightening. Our driver for the trip was also excellent and courteous…and safe. While quiet when Chai was around, he became very conversant when we were alone with him. And of course the hotel staff all made our stay very enjoyable. We also ended up eating at the restaurant frequently due our being quite tired after a full day of temples or not wanting to get into a tuk-tuk due to the early evening rains…and the food was always satisfying.
The temples were nothing short of spectacular…you certainly arranged a great itinerary and Chai was responsive to our interest to avoid the crowds when possible and took us to out of the way places, which was great.
In summary, we really enjoyed our visit to Cambodia…it is a quite vibrant and emerging country. Underneath…sometimes deeply…and sometimes right in your face…you can still see the suffering of Cambodia at the hands of the Khmer Rouge…almost like the country has various stages of PTSD….but…and at the same time…the resilience of the Cambodians is nothing short of amazing!
We will highly recommend Journeys Within to anyone who wishes to visit SE Asia. Personally, the tour you arrange of the entire Mekong sounds very interesting, but that’s for another year.
Art, Sharon, Trevor and Kirsten
P.S. the elephant ride was a kick…my almost 16 year old daughter never stopped smiling!