Judging by the video above from YouTuber Travis DeRose, sometimes the best way to see it all is by moonwalking through it.
When DeRose backpacked across 13 European countries earlier this year he decided to do something a little unconventional: He recorded himself moonwalking through some of the continent’s best-known destinations, including Prague, Iceland, Paris and Rome ― 27 locations in all.
Why? He says inspiration struck while he was on a previous trip to Ireland.
“I was getting my photo taken in front of a castle or something and I was just standing there awkwardly,” he explains on his YouTube description. “Out of pure instinct, I decided to fight the awkwardness by moonwalking. The photo actually turned out pretty cool so I started moonwalking everywhere when I began this big Europe trip.”
”I learned [how to moonwalk] on YouTube one day, because everybody should learn how to moonwalk, right? It’s something that should be required by everybody,” he said.
Filmed and edited on an iPhone, the resulting video is a hypnotic way to watch someone’s travel diary. The way it’s cut and edited, his legs sync up nearly seamlessly.
DeRose, who works as a balloon artist at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney, said he only had a few awkward run-ins with other tourists, but he took it in stride.
“Some of those places were pretty crowded, so it was hard to find a spot to really do it. One time, I ran into a guy one time staring at the Eiffel Tower, and another guy selling selfie sticks started moonwalking with me,” he said.
Time to break out your moon shoes.