Trip to East Anglia!

We started our wonderful day by trip to the American Memorial near Ely. Janet was pretty pumped to start the day and told us about some brave american soldiers and their name-carving on the wall. Then we headed out for the Cathedral at Ely. Ely Cathedral, built in 1109, was created by Etheldreda. She was a pretty chaste women in Janet’s words as ‘it is hard to be married twice and still be untouched”. The Cathedral had beautiful architecture which was supported by oak trees (which tend to get stronger as they get older). We got the chance to go to the top of the Tower there and get to see the architecture closely. Afterwards, we went to see the smallest pub in England (with a dead cat hanging from the ceiling) and some crooked houses in Lavenham (where Godric’s Hollow is being shot for Harry Potter 7). The day ended nicely with United States topping the table in World Cup and delicious cream tea. Note: cream tea is tea with scones (pronouced ‘correctly’ as schawns), jam, butter and cream!



We started our first day in London by cruising River Thames and visiting the Maritime Museum. After taking a quick quiz on Harrison’s clock’s, we got the chance to see H4 by Harrison (wasn’t much like what I thought or described in the quiz). The next day we all went to the British Museum and everyone was mesmerized by the Buddha statues in the museum. It was a beautiful day so I decided to explore Hyde Park, The rose garden, Archilles Statue and Speaker’s point. Later, I went to Soho Square and Cambridge Circus. I would say Cambridge Circus and Soho Square are one of the most busiest places in London. Same day, Linnea and party decided to go to Camden market.

Welcome to London!

After Hauling our luggage from Airport to Gloucester Station, most of us (except Ted and Aman) reached safely to 7 Brechin Place. I must say it was not very fun to take  bags weighing 45 lbs up 4 flights of narrow stairs. It was nice to go out to Dim T’s for dinner and get to eat some oriental chinese cuisine. The question of the day remained was: ‘How do you cross your arms?’ On our table, it was mostly a consensus that one arms rests on the other. The second table was disputed as some totally rolled their arms in, while Kay was the outlier with a completely different style!