From the cover --
2010, professional photographer Don Mammoser began an open-ended,
world-wide journey of discovery. He took with him just a backpack, a
camera and one lens. A female acquaintance, Anya, from Russia
accompanied him on a trial basis at first, then permanently after their
traveling romance flourished.
Together, the couple moved non-stop across
the earth for twenty-one months. They traveled as local people and with
local people the entire time. This means that they rode on camels and
elephants, in countless tuk-tuks, motorbikes, and on untold overcrowded
buses. They went via dugout canoes, old bikes, kayaks, river tubes, and
endless boats, ferries and other assorted floating devices. They
survived numerous typhoons, food poisoning, a crashed motorbike,
wildlife encounters, injuries, and decrepit Indonesian ferries. They
were caught in angry oceans, often dealt with inhospitable immigration
authorities and got eaten alive by more mosquitoes and leeches than they
care to remember.
They visited 28 countries on 4 continents. During
their travels, Don and Anya got engaged in Montenegro and married on the
beach in the Dominican Republic. What began as a simple friendship
between an American man and a Russian girl ended in an amazing
partnership where these two vagabonds travel through life together,
attempting to simply have an uncommon existence.
This book is one
chapter in their story, told through gorgeous, full-color photography
along with plenty of personal prose. When not traveling, Don and Anya
live in Parker, Colorado.
Don and Anya Mammoser