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S: Memories 2007-2011

FC: Memories 2007-2011

1: Dear Mamba, I love you very much and I wanted to give you a present that compiles some of our best memories as a family over the past few years. Hopefully everything is in correct chronological order for you! I can't wait to see how the next decade of adventures turns out. | June 2011

2: Charleston, South Carolina | May 2011 | It was such a great birthday present to have you come to Charleston for a week! Mother's Day dinner at Rue de Jean

3: Spending the week at the beach, perfectly relaxing! Too bad we couldn't save the poor jelly fish. I wish we took pictures of our favorite house, the one with the reading/painting/yoga room on top

4: Thanks for all the horrible pictures you took of me! :( But I love my presents, especially the Rambutan box | Spending the day at Magnolia Plantation was a great idea, it really was lovely and very different from European gardens

5: Can you see the owl? He was too cute, reminded me of Pigwidgeon from Harry Potter All the bridges and water gardens at Magnolia's reminded me of Monet's garden

6: Prague | In the middle of the square is a market selling delicious cheap food and tourist items | In addition to having a sordid horological history, this church is the site of the first defenestration of Prague | October 2010

7: Old Town Square in Prague. It contains the famous "astronomical clock". After it was built, the commissioner blinded the clock maker so he could never make another.

8: Karlov Most- King Charles Bridge. One of the most visited sites in Prague. Historically significant since it is the first bridge across the Vltava River and was greatly used in trade.

9: One of my favorite days of our trip was taking the exploring the area around Prague Castle. Then we had that horrible tea and strudel... At least almost every other meal was fantastic!

10: Prague Castle

11: Lhota Pod Radcem | Lhota was a great adventure. The first riddle we came across was; which Lhota? The second: Am I really related to all the Pazack's in the cemetary?! And third: Why are they all named Rodina?

12: San Francisco | I wonder if this is the same old man we saw last time with Daddy? He was definitely in the same spot in China Town | August 2010 | In front of the Crookedest Street

13: Ahh San Francisco, we went to all the usual favorite places, saw some nude byciclists, and bought matching necklaces! Copy cat mamba!

14: Apeetha's Legacy of Love Potluck | August 2010

16: I am so proud and impressed by your dedication to "Apeetha's Legacy of Love". It truly is a remarkable work that took nearly a year and all your siblings to complete. Whether it was the cooking, pictures, writing or tasting, it was a great collaborative effort that showed how much love and appreciation you all have for Ammama. What better way to celebrate its debut on Amazon than to host a potluck? And furthermore challenge buyers to create your perfect recipes! Everyone had a great time and left fully satiated.

18: Music Festival | Anandi and Michel were responsible for hosting the 8th and final Tyagaraja Music Festival. October 2009, Paris, France. | An artist's rendering of this musician serves as a memento for this fun event

19: One of the highlights of the event was the performance of world famous violinist T.N. Krishna. Unlike most famous people, he is a kind and generous man who enjoys having other's share his spotlight. | T.N. Krishna even performed your favorite song: "Moksha mu galadha" or liberation from life through music.

21: Malaysia | 2008

22: France | Summer 2008 | This was such a fun summer! First stop: Paris. We explored all our favorite places; walking around Sacre Couer through the gardens and seeing Thejo I's grave in the Bois de Boulogne

23: My favorite graduation present was taking cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu with you. We left with a couple fantastic recipes; namely the chicken and quinoa salad and the pistachio and chocolate mousse. However, never again will I eat or make ham flavored mousse! After our last class we met dad at St. Julien Le Pauvre for a beautiful Bach concert. Remember how hard it was to get rid of all our creations?

24: Tanzania | The second leg of our 2008 summer adventure was going to Tanzania. We spent a few relaxing days by the pool on the island of Zanzibar (that had a fifty dollar entrance fee only for American tourists...hmm). Afterwards we flew to Arusha where we were met by our personal tour guide, William Lehlo. The first game park we went to was Tarangire National Park, from there we visited Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, Lake Natron and the Ngorongoro Crater. Thomas, our Masai guide (on right) helped us climb to the waterfall. By us, I meant William and me.

26: At the Ngorngoro Crater we saw the lake full of flamingos. The crater is fascinating because most of the animals are unable to climb out of it. | Hippos! Such fat looking slugs, shortly after we saw a tiny green snake slithering next to us, I was so scared!

27: Hey! What're you lookin' at? I'm a big, scary elephant! | Dad inside a Boabab Tree

28: Cape Town | Summer 2008 | The final leg of our summer journey was spent in Cape Town. On right is the Afrikaan Language monument.

30: Getting Ready for College | 2008 was a big year of change: I graduated from Pembroke and was getting ready for the next big adventure: College of Charleston!

32: Miscellaneous Memories | Cambridge 2007 Punting on the Cam and King's College

33: Sea Ranch, California approximately 1997 | Hong Kong Johannesburg, South Africa

34: Namibia 2006

35: Botswana 2006

36: Thank you for everything you've ever done for me, Mommy. I love you so much! | TD felt left out, so I had to add some pictures of him, he loves you too!

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