In November, Mumbai-based photographer Vipurva Parikh went backpacking through West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Bhutan.
His girlfriend, who works at a busy advertising agency, was unable to take the time off, so he went on the adventure without her.
Along the way, he took photos of his travel companions, tourists and locals, all holding up chalkboard signs of lyrics from Ryan Adams' "Wish You Were Here."
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When he came back from the month-long journey, he pieced together a sweet tribute video to his girlfriend.
(Warning: Some NSFW lyrics.)
"She lives in a different city right now, so Ryan Adams' 'Wish You Were Here' is kind of 'our song.' And I knew it would hold true on this trip more than ever," Parikh told the Huffington Post Canada in an email.
His girlfriend loved it.
"She was a mix of shocked, flattered, elated, and unbelieving of what I had just done. She absolutely loves it. The video isRead More »from ‘Wish You Were Here’: Travelling photographer creates sweet video message to his girlfriend