A favourite continent to visit for backpackers on a budget, Asia can be overwhelming and an assault on the senses. With a huge percentage of the world’s population, don’t expect to have the same sense of personal space that you do in western world. But there are rewards I have experienced; trekking in the Himalayas is mind-blowing for its beauty while cycling in Vietnam is a test of courage in a noisy landscape of green. Turkey’s Lycian Way is one of the world’s top treks and Cappadocia’s fairy-tale landscape must be seen to be believed.