When they decided to take a year off to travel the world, Laura and Reymond didn't know what they were getting themselves into. Two hundred and seventy-five days on the road with their young boys, Jonas and Matthew. Long-term travel can be a bit of a shock to the system, but once they immersed themselves, there was no denying the beauty of the world around them. Today I Ate Cow Stomach follows the family through the first one hundred and thirty-eight days, from Italy to Egypt, with Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Jordan in between. One hundred and thirty-eight days of colour and splendour through the eyes of a family. Grab your backpack and a pair of good shoes, and join them, as they search for home in the company of each other. Book One of a three-book set.
Reymond Pagé is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba who began writing more substantively during a two hundred and seventy-five day family trip around the world. Blogging for family and friends, it became a minor obsession, writing down the day's events most often on the very day in question. The result is an honest and rewarding account of their experience, written with humour and thoughtfulness that brings the reader directly into the action.
As an artist, Reymond has work in private collections around the world. His work ranges from exquisite pencil drawings to large and colourful abstracts, as well as pastel and oil pieces. Travel opened his eyes to the camera's potential, allowing him to see the photograph as an art form unto itself, rather than just a reference point between the mind and the canvas. Visit his website to see his work.
This book is a wonderful- it is an honest, real life account of an amazing family's epic adventure. Whether you are a self- proclaimed travel junkie or dreaming about traveling with your family, this book will give you an insight into the day- to- day happenings of travel with kids in a honest and inspiring way. Most of the book is a compilation of actual blog posts that Page wrote during his family's year abroad which touch on both the intricate details of the trip as well as the trans-formative growth that each family member experiences throughout the journey. The photographs which are artistically and thoughtfully laid out amongst the posts are incredible. A true artist, Page has been able to capture the essence of each place both in words and in pictures. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to escape and journey to far off lands with a down to earth, real life family. It will inspire even the most hesitant traveler to embrace their own sense of adventure and get out there.