MANY MANY THANKS to all those who recommended Kim Soryar as tuk-tuk driver in Siem Reap!!! Indeed, Soryar fit the comments of what had been described by Cartisan, Dennis & NicoleLew. My family and I were in Siem Reap from Jan 7-Jan 11, 2007 and we REALLY had a FANTSTIC TIME in Siem Reap with Soryar as our van driver. Yes, instead of taking a tuk-tuk, you can hire him as driver(either car or van). A very obliging person, soft spoken, genuine, trustworthy, attentive, thoughful and always looking out for his guests comfort. We really can't ask for more!!! We also enjoyed the breakfast, lunch and dinner places that Soryar took us. The prices in these places are reasonable and the foods are wonderful especially those dinner places. My family and I especially like one of the Khmer restaurants that Soryar's cousin owned/managed and a Thai restaurant that served FANTASTIC & AUTHENTIC Thai foods that we had to go back for the second time to have the Green Curry & Tom Yum. On foods, the only regret that I had was I forgot to ask Soryar to recommend a Chinese restaurant that serve fresh fish daily but it is minor since we are very HAPPY as is.
Also, I detailed out all the places that I want to visit in Siem Reap and emailed Soryar before the trip and he fulfilled my list of places when we were there. He also took the time to explain and shared his knowledge of the temples that we visited. We even have the priviledge to visit his parents home during one of the temple visits and tasted the different coconut juice, freshly plucked from the trees at the front of the house. And, Yes, each of us received a sovenirs from Soryar before we left Siem Reap. A cute little weaved basket that contains a colorful scarf with his contact phone # and email address. Soryar really put a nice touch into this for his guests. Soryar professionalism and hospitality truly amazed me and he is indeed a great asset to his country and community and I truly wish him well in any of his future undertakings.
So, if you go to Siem Reap next, you just have to have Soryar as your driver and you will not be disappointed of his services. WE DID NOT AND SO DID THE OTHERS WHO CHOSEN HIM.
Have Soryar, will travel in Siem Reap ;-)