I will beginning my trip through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China in mid-November. So far I have heard that accommodations in the above countries are cheap and plentiful. I would like to leave my camping equipment at home but how plentiful is plentiful? Must I aim for towns everyday, or will villages do; how much will it dictate my daily route? Is the flexibility provided by the tent worth the extra pounds? Is it safe to camp in these countries? I was thinking of just bringing a mosquito net and tramp camp. Suggestions?