Getting Ready

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We are Julia and Yuriy Manchik. We photograph people and weddings together, we're crazy about each other, busy preparing for our own wedding on 09/25/10, and planning on ditching the country for half a year immediately after the big day. This crazy idea has been tempting us for years, even before we were engaged. 

Why we love to travel: 

- culture exposure
- interesting food
- discovering neat places away from home
- amazing photo opportunities
- diverse outdoor activities
- sleeping in or not sleeping
- exploring foreign streets
- bargaining and sweet deals at the market
- creative exploration
- meeting cool people and getting inspired
- escaping the mundane life at home
- appreciating home upon return

We think this is a prime time in our lives to get away and see the world. Without school, work, or friends as distractions, we will grow strong as husband and wife at an amazing rate. We can’t wait to indulge in spending every single day together at home, on the other side of the planet, and everywhere in between. We plan to return home 6 months after the wedding, absolutely broke, but loaded with unforgettable memories, and more in love than ever.

You know we wouldn't leave home without a camera. This blog will serve as our online photography journal. You can expect to see photos of each place we visit and journaling about the experience from both the Mr and Mrs. We will do our best to show a glimpse of the local culture of each country we visit by highlighting style, food, people, places, and art. We are especially excited to photograph and interview various artists abroad and feature their work here.  

Rough sketch: Paris, London, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, and beyond...


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  2. Good luck you both.
    I think also i follow this.
    Greetings from Holland. (also fun to visit ;) )

  3. Brilliant. Such an adventure, such a beautiful beginning to your marriage.

  4. Its a genius idea, and if you can afford it... just brilliant. I am looking forward to following the art, the photography and learning right along with you guys! brilliant!

  5. Congratgulations you two!
    I'm curious to know who took your wedding pictures? And cant wait to see them!
    What an amazing way to start your life journey together...traveling around the world. Its so awesome. There is so much to see out there!

    I'll definantly be coming back here.

    God Bless Your Journey.


  6. Congrats you two!!
    What a great way to start a new life together!!
    Wish you all the best on your amazing journey!

  7. Yuriy and Julia.
    I enjoy your new travel blog here..
    Traveling the world.. so much fun especially with the one you love :)
    enjoy your life journey and post many2 pictures :)

  8. What an amazing journey. You two are inspiring!!

  9. I just discovered your blog, oh how i am so jealous of your adventure. your photos are so awesome, I can wait for more travel reports from you two. Have fun and keep clicking that shutter

  10. you literally are the cutest couple ever. you make me want to get married! this is what i want to do with my life :) your pictures are incredible

  11. How come you are steering clear of ITALY?? :) It's the best country!!! Please go there. I know you went to a little island off Italy, but you gotta go to the main land and go to the little towns! :)

  12. you may want to check out Cinque Terre, Italy! It's the perfect place for honeymooners!!

  13. Hello!
    I found your blog today by chance, and I'm a fan!
    Delicious photos, description amazing! This week I'm going to Istanbul I loved your photos.

    From today I am a follower. =)

  14. Jaclyn- Just realized we never replied. We avoided Italy because it was cold weather already (fall) and we didn't have much time to spend there. I would really really like to return in the summertime when we have at least a few weeks. Thanks for the recommendation.

  15. this post is SO FUN! i LOOOOOOOOVE IT!