I am a young traveler (my first time out of Europe). I am traveling alone for 2 months in Southeast Asia, which includes Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam (in that order).
I am visiting these locations for two main reasons, leisure and research. I say leisure because I want to have a glimpse of “only” the main attractions in each country. The research part is not that comprehensive. Just basic info, which I could easily access online. However, I want to go there myself and talk to the people both residents and fellow travelers.
My initial online research gives me the impression that Vietnam is fast becoming the top destination in the Region and the cruise in Halong Bay is the main attraction.
Please give me an idea on how to budget my time and money taking into consideration on the number of locations I will be touring. If possible give me a list of tour operators for the Halong Bay cruise.