My boyfriend and I went on an 11-day backpacking trip across Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam, we we went to Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and Ho Chi Minh. We had the time of our lives! DIY lang din ang trip namin, thanks to travel forums and travel blogs. Our budget was P35k per person but we were under budget, dami pa natira sa pera namin that we can use for future trips (or our wedding, hehe). Pero matipid naman kase kami. We stayed at budget hotels lang, mostly less than P1k per night.
I'll review the hotels we stayed in, as well as post entries about our trip on my blog: http://guwapa.blogspot.com/search/label/backpacking%202009
I want to give back, hopefully this can help others who are planning a similar trip. Medyo busy pa, di pa ako nakakapag-update, I'll post in the days or weeks to come. Kayang-kaya talaga ang DIY SouthEast Asian trip, it's much better and cheaper than getting a packaged tour, saktong research lang talaga kailangan.