From Siem Reap, you can explore Tonle Sap lake and the floating villages. Before you book a tour though, I advise you to read some of the tripadvisor reviews to adjust your expectations.
One of the trips I took while in Cambodia was an organized tour to the Kulen Mountain, the river of the 1000 Lingas and nearby waterfalls.
When you want to explore Cambodia, the beaten path obviously leads you to Siem Reap. The airport has very convenient connections to almost all major cities in Southeast Asia. So this is where I started my journey. To be honest I didn’t know much about the country and its history. I knew I wanted to see “the temples”. The name Angkor Wat rang a bell and I remembered pictures with temples overgrown by trees and huge stony faces.
Apo Island is a tiny island in the Philippines, south of Negros Island. I had never heard of it until I started my diving trip in Bohol, Philippines. I went for a few dives in Alona and on Balicasag island and initially planned to move on to Puerto Galera, then Coron. But when I asked other divers and the local dive masters about the “best diving spot in the Philippines”, “Apo island” was almost always one of their first replies.
Bohol is one of the provinces in the central Visaya’s region. It comprises Bohol island and many smaller surrounding islands.
Want to walk in the footsteps of the ancient indigenous people of the Philippines? Interested in culture and history? Then I suggest you visit the Ifugao region north of Manila. You will be able to walk through 2000 year old rice terraces, built with minimal equipment by locals whose descendants still plant rice and vegetables on the terraces today.
When backpacking through the Philippines, most travelers use Manila as a short stop in order to grab the next bus, ferry or plane to one of the islands. But what to do if you have a few days to fill?
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where -” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson
It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. – Asian Proverb