Being a gear in today’s civilization thwarts much of what makes us human and rapes our soul of any adventure and freedom. Now that I am back in Canada, I look back fondly at the time when I had no address and commitment to do anything – my journey through Eurasia. For a short time I was free and carried myself on impulse guided desires, with time being my only restriction. Being able to feed my mind constantly with new exotic experiences throughout the journey was more gratifying and stimulating than I would have ever imagined. For most of us who have had a lifestyle of directed living normalized, it will be very difficult to appreciate the beauty of uncertainty and effort that backpacking gives you. Read on and below you will find my personal accounts of a journey through China, Mongolia, and Russia that inspired the former sentences and myself to look at life a little differently.