Today’s dose of worldly perspective is brought to us by Kien Lam, an inspiring photographer who in the span of a year quit his job, bought a one-way ticket to London, and then proceeded to beautifully capture 17 countries over 343 days in time lapse.

A little under 5 minutes, his video features everything from the red canyons of Jordan to the graffiti-clad walls of Spain and the brief buzzing of commuters in NYC, all hypnotically blended with a musical track by his younger brother. To continue living vicariously through Lam until you too can tell your boss to fuck off and and save enough money to do this yourself, check out more of the journey here.