We first tried having a private driver and car in China a couple of years ago and thought it would be nice again for our relatively short stay in Cambodia. We got in touch with Philip Hogg and from day one found his company to be first rate and very attentive to our every need. Philip responded promptly to all our emails. He set out a five-day itinerary that met our every wish, as well as adding a few extras we would not have known about, based his many years of local knowledge. When we arrived in Siem Reap, our driver David was there with a sign held up for us which is always so nice. On our drive to our Hotel, David pointed out a few places of interest including Angkor Wat from a distance. David was also very open with telling us the good and the bad about Siem Reap. He said to avoid the “street” food so you would not chance getting sick. He recommended Pub Street and the Night Market as must sees in town in the evening. We did this every night, which became an unexpected highlight of our time in Cambodia. Finally, David gave some restaurant recommendations. One was FCC or Foreign Correspondent’s Club which we went to twice and were two of the best dining experiences we had during our month in Asia. The next day we were met by David and our government registered guide Tokla. For the entire time we were with these two gentlemen over the next four days, we felt special and taken care of. David had a cooler full of cold water which was very welcome given the extreme heat. Tokla was such a nice young man who was extremely knowledgeable and clearly proud of his country’s history and the wonders of all the temples. The small things I remember the most, from noticing my fascination with the symmetry of the architecture and pointing out how perfect this was in each temple, to finding us shade, to showing the best places for photos, taking us back to a particular Artisan’s shop and so on. This review is for two things – firstly, we highly recommend Philip and his company and secondly we thank both David and Tokla for making our time in Cambodia extra special.
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