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“experiencing the true Cambodia —something most tourists never see.
None of this would have been possible without Siv’s guidance and care”
I first learned of Siv Pech’s tuk-tuk services through—where else?—TripAdvisor! I hired him for a full week touring Angkor Wat and other areas outlying Siem Reap, and Siv made my trip. He was a fount of knowledge about all things Angkor (although technically he is not a tour guide, and he honoured that), selected smaller temples at times of the day when they were less crowded, told tales in excellent English, and over those seven days a true friendship developed. I treated his large family to a riotous and hilarious meal at a local restaurant and listened in amazement to his stories of survival during the Khmer Rouge area.
The next year I returned to Siem Reap with my Lao son Onsi and two American friends, and again hired Siv as our driver. He found a second driver for my lady friends, also terrific, and after a few days touring Angkor, we asked Siv to take us to Tonle Sap, the fresh-water lake outside Siem Reap. And as we wanted to visit a less-frequented area, Siv brought us far off the beaten path down a dusty countryside road to an inlet where he arranged a boat for us. What followed was one of those rare and utterly memorable days experiencing the true Cambodia—something most tourists never see.
None of this would have been possible without Siv’s guidance and care.
That trip we again treated Siv’s extended family to dinner at a local restaurant, where we plied his 80+-year old father (almost totally deaf) with a constant stream of margaritas and were entertained by his many rambunctious children. And as the icing on this already considerable cake, Siv took us to the free school he founded for poor kids in Siem Reap, where we spent a delightful evening teaching the students “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and helping them with their English and making splendid memories.
So Siv is not just an superb tuk-tuk driver, but he is a conduit to a Cambodia most visitors never experience. Ask him to take you off the beaten path, and most definitely ask if you can visit his school! I promise an unforgettably wondrous experience with this delightful and socially committed man; he opened a world we otherwise would have missed. And when you see him, say hi from Peter in Australia!
- Peter H, Sydney, Australia
“as my tuk-tuk driver, he was responsible, made me feel safe and we could communicate well with each other in English making the organisation of transport easier”
I was in Siem Reap for 4 weeks for my medical elective in April 2017. Siv took such great care of me and it really played such a big part in me having a great time in Cambodia! I use the phrase " take care" because as my tuk- tuk driver, he was responsible, made me feel safe and we could communicate well with each other in English making the organisation of transport easier. He also has great stories to tell as a local, and having a lot of experience with tourists, was a great person to consult on making the best of my visit to Cambodia!
- Aimee, Malaysia
"he was an inspirational man doing wonderful things for the people he loves - his village!"
I met Siv while I was in Siem Reap with my wife and eldest grandchild. I immediately sensed there was something special about this man. I listened as he told me some of his life story - how he grew up in the Pol Pot era, how he taught himself English and his belief that a grasp of English is a big step out of poverty for his people.
Siv told us about his free English classes for the children of his village and we visited the small rented room in which he conducted them.
His sincerity, kindness and generosity was evident in everything he said and did. To me, he was an inspirational man doing wonderful things for the people he loves - his village!
He spoke about his dream to have his own school in which to continue and extend his teaching experiences for his people. This inspired me to come back to Australia to try to do something to help Siv's dream become a reality.
I had just met a person who, in a small and simple way, was making a huge difference to the lives of many!
- Peter, Melbourne
“he took us to the temples and arranged us a perfect day with a lot of information and history.”
The first time I visited Cambodia and Siem Reap to see the temples, a friend of mine Michael already was there before. He got Siv's Contact from a colleague.
So from the positive memories Michael gave him a call. In this time i didn't know that Siv got a small school and what was his story.
He took us to the temples and arranged us a perfect day with a lot of information and history. He managed to be in the right spot for the right time (to took perfect pictures).
After the magnificent trip we got the chance to meet his family and to go to his old little classroom. That experience took us so deep into the story of him and the country that we were very impressed.
The other day we visited a small killing field, local small temples in siem reap and a cambodian market. I think all the activities we did you won't find in any tourist-book.
Two years later, i travelled south east asia with my girlfriend. So a must-see on a first time asia-tour was siem reap. This time i called Siv again and i was so satisfied as i saw what happend to him over the last two years.
He has built up a school building which was full of pupils. We were so happy to spent time there that Siem Reap was our favourite spot in the whole journey.
We really hope to see him, his family and his school again.
- Falko, Germany