Budget eats in Tokyo, escaping the crowds in Bangkok or finding a deserted beach for your own slice of paradise: Asia is a continent with endless options for adventure, learning and cultural experience. Whether you follow the backpacker trail or blaze your own, Been there is a good place to start
Backpackers have enjoyed it for years, and now the vibrant Saigon, French-flavoured Hanoi and Mekong Delta are reaching beyond the gap-year market
If you don't want to blow your entire holiday budget on accommodation, check out these low-cost hostels. Just don't expect chocolates on your pillow...
Eating in Tokyo
is a culinary experience that could hit your wallet hard - but not if you follow these canny readers' tips
"I am planning to go by train through India and need advice on how to purchase tickets and on travels on the trains in general." Check out our readers' replies
Asia is an exiting and diverse continent to backpack through, but preparation is everything. Start with reading our guide on how to pack your backpack!
We are going on a cruise and stopping in Nagasaki
for one day. Would be grateful for any advice on what to see and do in 24 hours. Read our tippers' advice
Fabulous shopping and restaurants may characterise a trip to the vibrant city of Hong Kong
, but it doesn't have to cost the earth says regular visitor Jonyee
Beautiful beaches aren't just limited to Thailand. Readers' and experts give their tips on exploring the southern coast of Cambodia
Tipper Richard Elliot reports from the buzz of Bangkok
as he makes his way across the globe. Here's his latest dispatch from one certain nightclub...
"I am planning a trip to Bangkok and am looking for a nearby beach that I can get to via public transport to escape the city." Read out tippers suggestions here
Thailand's water festival, Songkran, is a great experience and an opportunity to mix, and get soaked, with the locals, says Roberto Cabarcos