I'm going to be spending a few months backpacking around Asia this year and I have no idea how to go about planning my trip so I'm pretty desperate for advice.
I'm flying in to the Philippines in October and will spend about a month there with my family, and will eventually return there at an undetermined date to fly back to the US. I plan to spend 4-7 days with a friend in Singapore, and I may stay with a friend in Hong Kong as well. Apart from that I have a long list of places I'd potentially like to visit: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Macau, Taiwan, Beijing and/or Shanghai, South Korea and Japan.
I would be extremely grateful for advice on how much time to allow for each place (if I missed any other must see places in the vicinity feel free to mention them) and how to travel and stay as cheaply as possible.
Thank you in advance!
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