Today’s #frifotos — Special Moments

a pretty random amalgamation of experiences in my life that i really treasure. the pictures aren’t great but that’s ok because it’s the memories that count. less photo quality this time, more experience quality. (and not always travel-related.)

My dog (then a two-month old puppy) Aubrey's first day home

Český Krumlov, part of my first solo trip, where I discovered the cathartic joy of solitude (Czech Republic, 2005)

Watching Desmond Tutu speak at a rally for Tibet (San Francisco, 2008)

The final concert (and one of the best concerts I've ever been to) of my favorite German band, Virginia Jetzt! (Berlin, 2010)

My first high speed train ride (Cologne, Germany, 2003)

The anticipation of seeing my favorite sport live for the first time. I got there so early! (Winter Olympics, Turin, Italy, 2006)

Meeting Imogen Heap in LA

Watching a mommy lion play with her cubs (on safari, South Africa, 2011)

Driving on the Autobahn soon after I moved to Germany (on the road from Frankfurt to Tübingen, 2005)

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my best friend from high school got married in 2002 in coimbatore, india, and i was invited (the only non-family member to come from the states). i basically paid for my plane ticket and everything else was taken care of. i didn’t stay in hotels, didn’t eat restaurant food (until the last day, when i pretty much downed a whole pizza hut pizza [hungry, kya?] by myself). i lived like the locals because i lived with the locals. 

i only had my camcorder(!) with me and i don’t have any good shots of the wedding itself, but a while back i put together this video. 

i remember being in a circle and dancing with a heavy cone-shaped gold thing on my head.

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