Sergey Was Mugged In Colombia

Sergey has been traveling our planet solo for more than 550 days, beginning in Russia, through Europe, Canada, America, and now currently exploring South America.  If you’re reading this right now, chances are you met him somewhere along his journey, and, if that’s true, there’s a greater chance that you now consider him a friend. A long trip like this requires a tight budget, and Sergey had worked and saved for a long time to make this trip possible.  Understandably, his one major investment before setting out was a really good camera, and as anyone who follows him on Instagram or Facebook knows, he's made great use of it by producing countless breathtaking shots all along the way.  When I met Sergey in Europe a year ago last fall, it was rare to see him without his beloved camera hanging around his neck. He's a profient travel blogger; working to capture and share his stories and experiences with his exponentially growing group of friends and followers. This leads us to why you are reading this today.

Two days ago Sergey got mugged at knifepoint in Bogota, Columbia. Fortunately, he was unharmed, however, unfortunately, his phone, wallet, and (most  sadly) his camera were all stolen. He has lost his most important possession, and with it the ability to continue to capture the images and memories of his travels. He intends to continue travelling for at least another two years, but I couldn't imagine him doing that without a camera around his neck.

So yup, you’ve guessed it, we want to try and get Sergey a new camera :)

Though not the most traditional type of GoFundMe goal, this is nonetheless a meaningful one. I know that there are many more important causes that deserve donations of your hard earned money, but if you are in a place where you can give a few dollars and "pay it forward" to help Sergey replace his camera it would mean the world to him, and his followers!

Check out some of the shots Sergey has gotten so far!



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