View from the top

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A view of the city (London) from the top of the Emirates Airline.

WPC: Unlikely

Mahatma Gandhi is the most well known Indian and his statute is almost everywhere. There is one near Euston Station in a park. It is highly unlikely to see a Tamil Scholar’s statue anywhere other than predominantly Tamil speaking areas like Singapore, Malaysia etc. So, it was a surprise for me when I saw Thiruvalluvar near SOAS Institute in London. They also run a Tamil Speaking course.

WPC: A Face in the crowd

Given that we are getting closer to St. Patrick’s day, here is a face in the crowd from last year’s parade.

Let me be your guide…

What do you love about where you live? hmmm… Well, let me be your tour guide and show you around London (not that you haven’t seen enough of it already)

Well, for starters, you have a lot of ‘must see’ and ‘touristy’ places like this one (The London Eye)tour1.JPG

If you plan well in advance you could see some of these very fancy parades that they have like the London Mayor Show, St Patrick’s Parade etc.  It is free and fun to watch. Sometimes the weather can be a bit iffy and you might end up freezing your innards off, but it is still worth a visit. tour2.JPG

During the festival season (especially between Halloween & New Year) you will see a lot of fancy light decorations everywhere in the city. It is free and it will lead you to do a walking tour of some of the very popular areas of London.

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If you don’t fancy any of those then you can just walk by the Thames River or do a Canal Walk and enjoy some solitude (in most of the places). Walking is as always good for your health too.

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And of course, there are way too many museums for you to pick and choose and enjoy a day in exploring science, fashion, history, or art. Most of it is free too. tour5.JPG

These are just a few to start with. There are loads more but I guess I will leave that for some other opportunity. Until then, ciao and Happy Touring! 🙂

There are many such posts related to my travels on my travel blog if you want to have a look.