2009年3月7日星期六

Wanna - The Greatest Tour Guide in Cambodia

Kelly recommended this tour guide to me 3 weeks before we left for Cambodia.
After few correspondences with him via email, WANNA (aka Yun Wanna) officially became our tour guide for the temple visiting.

I wonder if it is due to the female-dominant culture or the mindset of a traditional Cambodian, he was surprised when he found out it was a She (instead of a Guy) who sent him the emails during our first meet up in Le Tigre De Papier.

He guided us for 4 days, including the trip to Angkor City (3-days), Beng Mealea temple and Tonle Sap Lake. Besides telling good legends, he is good in taking photographs, he knows which angle or poses are the best to potray the magnificent view of the tourist spots.

To be frank, I have never meet any impressive tour guide in my life. Wanna is the first who change my stereotype on a tour guide. I remember how he guided us along the journey, I respect his professionalism and passion into his guiding job, I remember how he cheered me up on the second day of the temple visiting, I remember how he called me 'philip, philip...' throughout the journey...WANNA, we appreaciate all your efforts.
As a tour guide, you have done a great job. You are the best companion of our trip!! Some says:"When the going gets tough, the tough gets going", YES!! The challenges and the hardships that we encountered and passed through along the journey will defnitely become one of the utmost traveling in our life!!







Darren:
Wanna, You're superb!!! I enjoy talking to you during the journey and to share the legends about the places. Thanks for everything!!!


Felice:
He is knowledgeable, rather than follow blindly on the information stated in the ordinary guide book, as a Cambodian, he has his own point of view towards his country, culture and the history background. Thanks for telling us the legends throughout the journey, thanks for being considerate and patience. You are so sentimental yet humourous!!!



Jiun:
Wanna is a tour guide that I’ll definitely introduce to my friends who is going to angkor wat in the future. He really did a good job as he tried to fulfill our requirement during the whole trip. Thanks Wanna!!!


Jun (mama):
He is the funniest guide I have ever met, he told us about how he proud of his country, how he proud of being a citizen of the third world country, how he loves his family and especially his wife.
I do not know how his wife looks like, but definitely a SPICY GURL!!!!!!!!!!!! =)


Cassie (papa):
thanks for enduring these absent minded people
thanks for guiding us with patience
i admire your knowledge and experiences throughout the journey
also, thanks for letting us know that, without confronting the obstacles, we will not fully enjoy the accomplishment




Lulu:
Mr.wanna, we would like to thank for your patience and kindness along this tour, this journey has made us feel more contented, really. we sincerely wish you and your family, and this beautiful country, a wonderful future. OHH KOON!


Ariel:
Wanna, I also know you like picture picture picture!!! ^^ Nice to have you hosted our trip in Angkor Wat. Orkun~



June (Apsara No.1):
He sang for us, he danced for us, he told us the history of his country, and he told us about his family. I love the legend stories, I love the way he treated us like friends. I love the way he shared about his experienced, and I love the way he love his own country.
He makes our trip a wonderful and unforgettable one!!

Bawang:
Wanna is a friendly tour guide. Thanks for sharing the stories and experiences!!!



If you are visiting to Cambodia and looking for a tour guide, this is the ONE you should look for. Please visit to Cambodian Guide (http://cambodianguide.com/) for more details.

WANNA, You have inspired us throughout the journey!!! Thanks!!!

14 条评论:

ariel 说...

lulu, TEH OHH KOON means NO THANKS!
XD wahaha...

lulu 说...

arrr shit~felice,help!!!!

felice 说...

okok, let me amend now ^^

jooknun 说...

too kind soul, philip san~

cassieandrea 说...

wahhahahaha
tsk tsk should frame lulu
let the unforgettable ones remain!

匿名 说...

"I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really wanna zigazig ha."

ocbc

jooknun 说...

I wish wanna burn that tree that day ler... we will be on header of newspaper then
bunch of idiot tourists and tour guide
wakakakakkakakak
gao siu
i still remember how he warn us dun burn that tree
XDDDDDDDDD

Fei Wen 说...

that's a very touching post!~ :D
i've never seen so many tourguide pics before! man, honestly!~

ariel 说...

siao za bor... burn tree!

actually cs also said he feel like burning it XDDDD

废人 说...

好美的柬埔寨,听说吴哥窟要被封锁了,所以一定要去看看。。。不知道再过几年,我们的后辈可以在看到这么美的历史文化遗产吗?

感叹中。。。

felice 说...

ariel jiang,
thanks for pointing out the errors.

lulu jiang,
i have amended, no worries, i am sure wanna knows what you're trying to say.

cassie jiang,
okok, i'll rem to frame next time :p

jun jiang,
burn the tree, i have the same thought too...wahhaa, we're siao lang yi zu =)

sia sia,
maybe next time can sing 'I wanna' in Neway, wahaha..

Feiwen,
ya, this is the first time i have captured so many pics of the tour guide in my life, see...he has changed our mind in certain way, i guesss...

Mr. Phirence San,
柬埔寨就要被封锁了?真的还是假的?不过老实说,很多地方已经不能进去参观了,都说在维修中或其他因素而关闭,所以要游柬埔寨要趁早啊 ^^

Kevin 说...

Hi there,
Came across your blog entry on your trip to Siem Reap from the website of the Cambodian guide (Mr Sowanna) whose services you engaged.

Cos I'm headed there in a few months too, so was looking for a guide.

Anyway, nice Blog that you have maintained, so just wanted to comment you for it.

Regards,
Kevin Tang
Singapore
kevintang03@hotmail.com

felice 说...

hi Kevin,

Thanks for your comment, hope you enjoyed reading.

Cambodia is really a country that worth exploring to and a right tour guide will reduce lots hassles that you might encounter during the journey.

enjoy your exploring trip in Cambodia =)

六月 说...

黃先生給我打電話說他打算組個男人幫到柬埔寨去尋夢。我一直強調,什麼時候去都無所謂,只要聘請我之前去的那個導遊,什麼都會變得很好。我從Wanna那裡,看見我們的照片,再連接到這裡,讀著讀著,眼淚一直掉。我看見那過去的美好,那過去的歡笑。你們看見了嗎?